Monday, March 19, 2012
On Nourishing Our Bodies
Due to my lack of observation of my own eating habits, I am so very unsure about what is right for me. I do feel better since cutting down on dairy consumption, but I have this inkling that although I am diligent about replacing the calcium with calcium-rich foods, that I am missing something. I firmly believe in listening to my body, and lately it has been saying to me I need yogurt. I have struggled cutting down on eggs, but especially processed grains and gluten. I am not convinced that gluten is a problem for me, but I do know that the amount of processed wheat and flour products that is consumed in my home is far from the moderate lifestyle I am aiming for. It is so so very hard to retrain a lifetime of bad (or just different) eating habits. It is especially difficult when there is so much conflicting information coming from all sides. I am branching out. Trying new foods, replacing old ones, but too often I fall backwards, and do what is easiest. Refilling my entire pantry with different, more expensive staples is not easiest. Cooking things I have never cooked before is not easiest. Grinding my own wheat, soaking my grains overnight, baking without eggs, all not easiest. It all takes planning, practice, and diligence. Diligence, something I struggle with. I'm so anxious to have everything figured out, now! So whats a girl to do?
Anyways, I babbled on and on, but this is the actual point of my post. I stumbled upon this wonderful food blog, that is rather inspiring. Whole Family Fare is full of delicious, and nutritious recipes, many of which I can use for Hazel as well as myself and Mike. Definitely worth checking out~