Monday, September 7, 2009

Cooking Traditional Foods: Why you should, and How you can!

It's hard to know these days just which dietary guidelines we should follow to obtain optimal health. The experts all seem to vary, and we all know just how many fad diets are out there. The truth is, however, that nutrition is not an ever changing concept. The roots of healthy eating will never change. In fact, traditional foods are really the most wholesome way to eat. We just have to learn what that means again.

Simply put, Traditional Foods are foods consumed in the way our ancestors ate them. The basis of Traditional Foods is that the food you consume be as nutrient dense and nourishing as possible. Traditional Foods (TF) goes beyond just avoiding packaged and processed foods. It is about choosing the best food options available for your budget & location and consuming it in a way that allows your body to extract the maximum nutrition from that item.

Local foods+ organic foods+ in season foods (-microwaves) = responsible eating for you and your family!

Here is a link to the "Cooking Traditional Foods" website...home of the American Menu Mailer...that describes traditional diets and cooking in layman's terms.

(to the right is some homemade chicken bone broth I have cooking on the stove)

For more help check out this amazing link on how to convert your favorite recipes to the traditional style of cooking!

(Rosemary Apple Chicken with garden salad, snow peas, and homemade mashed potatoes. Tonight's delicious dinner. Just an example)

I suggest that anyone committing themselves to a healthier lifestyle give traditional nutrition a try. It truly is the most nourishing way to eat.


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