My family and I choose to eat whole foods, focusing on healthy fats and preparing our foods in specific ways so that we are able to absorb the most nutrition from them.
Meat and Poultry
As often as we are able to, I choose to use grassfed, organic meats along with properly prepared grains and organic produce. Above all else, my goal is to provide my family with food made from scratch in order to eliminate processed foods from our diet. In order to do so, sometimes I have to relax my ‘grassfed/organic’ rule so that I don’t allow my food budget to become out of control. Of course it’s not the “perfect”, but I feel it’s always best to buy “the best you can afford”!
Salads and Dressings
Soups and Stews
An integral part of any menu, soups can be comforting and nourishing to the body at the same time. I love to use bone broths as a base to my soups as well, in order to infuse them with as many nutritional benefits as I can.
While snacks are often high in refined sugars and grains, I choose to make our snacks with more natural sugars and whole grains whenever possible.
Breads and Grains
While we are currently eating gluten free, I have chosen in the past to try and make our breads from ‘soaked’ flours or from sourdough. This helps to eliminate enzyme inhibitors and aid in digestion. While I don’t always properly ‘soak’ our grains, I do my best and try and make it a priority but allow myself to be free from guilt should I forget, not have time, or indulge in an ‘un-soaked’ recipe.