The Search for Healthier Food

I’m off on a new adventure, a search for better ingredients. I know a lot about healthy foods, yet I don’t eat as healthy as I would like to. Part of the problem is convenience, if you’re in a hurry, there is plenty of bad food to eat. I know I can do better, but how?  I already cook most of my meals at home.  I eat a well-balanced mix of healthy foods; lean meats, organic vegetables, and whole grains.

However, I know there are some areas for improvement.  A good example is proteins.  I grew up on a meat and potatoes diet.  Protein was almost always beef or pork, with some chicken thrown in.  That has stayed with me.  I rarely eat fish as a source of protein, even though I am well aware of its benefits.

So where else I am missing the boat?  Where can I add healthy foods that I am missing to my diet?  For this first part of my journey, I’ll look at four categories; protein, carbohydrates, fats and spices. This gives me the main dietary requirements plus flavoring. I’ll find healthy foods in each category that I am not currently including in my diet enough. From there I can find recipes to include in my diet every week, improving my overall diet just by changing a few ingredients.

That’s my eating adventure in a nutshell.  What I eat is my choice and I choose to eat healthier.  Since proteins are the toughest nut for me to crack, let’s start there.  Next week I will post about fish and beans, two super proteins.  We’ll look at their nutritional benefits and find some yummy recipes.  I hope you will join me for this search for healthy foods.

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