The Healthy Food List below will soon become the backbone of your daily meal choices. Try to use at least one item from the list everyday in your cooking. Take an inventory of what you currently cook and eat and then look through the list to find how you can replace an unhealthy item with a healthy one.
This is much easier than you might think. If your preferred "fast food" dish is ravioli with tomato sauce (that's our favorite) you can make it a lot more beneficial with a few easy twists:
With these two easy steps, you have gone from "processed junk food" to "homemade and yummy". It actually doesn't take much more time, and you can still have your Ravioli can for urgencies.
Add two more steps and you're almost in "healthy eating heaven":
See how easy it is?
It's quite true, that whatever goes in, comes out. If you put junk food into your mouth as opposed to healthy whole foods, then junk will come out in form of tired, wrinkled, older-looking, weakly, sickly you.
Of course I know that it's not always possible to eat a stellar, fat-burning, high-protein, vitamin and mineral-rich, organic, antioxidant-rich diet, but we're here to start with small steps. Implement one or two of the choices from the Healthy food list into your meal plan on a regular basis and you'll see how far it'll take you.
If there are aliments you or your kids don't like, don't worry about it. Chose something else. Fortunately there's a wide variety of staples to eat everyday to live healthier.
That is a tough question, because there are so many choices. Here's my simple definition:
All unprocessed, natural and organic foods. This includes vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts. But also milk, cheese, eggs, and meat from grass-fed animals raised in a natural environment, as well as wild fish.
If you're vegetarian or vegan, obviously your definition of health foods is restricted to non-animal origin.
Now let's have a look at the healthy food list. If you want more detailed information about the nutritional value and benefits of each of those items, click on the link.
Otherwise chose the one you'd like to try and go to the recipes section to find a yummy recipe that includes your produce. Happy Eating!
All of the nuts should be eaten raw, not roasted.