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.