That is just NOT TRUE. Is it ideal to eat organic? Probably. Is it best to eat grass fed beef? I think so. But is it absolutely necessary to a healthier you? Nope. The fact is, in some areas it's harder to find those sources. For some people, it's just not affordable right now. (Once you get your whole family eating like this though, you don't have to buy "their food" and "my food" so it does start to balance out.) It would be great if you could start moving in that direction, but don't let it stop you!
Another piece of this puzzle is... do you have to go all in right from the start? Nope. Nope. Nope. That's how I did it, because that's how I tend to do a lot of things. But if it's easier for you to start with eliminating one thing, like sugar, then start there. Next switch from white flour to whole wheat. Then start to think about making one meal from scratch, if you don't already do that. Then another, and another. Baby steps!! If you go out to eat a lot, start thinking about how you can make that meal at home. Not only will it be healthier, but it will save you a lot of money that you can spend on organic The Hills Are Alive chicken eggs!
|Caprese salad, dill pickles, Parmesan chicken|
Another thing! Very important. Don't focus on what you can't eat. Focus on what you can! There are lots of "can" foods out there. One thing I tell people is that if there is a food you must have, I can usually find a clean substitute for it. Some of my friends make a game of it, I think, to try to trip me up. But so far, I am still winning! And so are they because they are trying these new ways to make things.
The picture on this blog is a quick supper I threw together last night because we were out a little late. Dill pickles. A little Caprese salad (just a slice of tomato, a slice of fresh mozzarella, and some fresh basil, drizzle a little olive oil over that). And leftover Parmesan chicken. You didn't think I'd leave you without a recipe, did you? Check it out! Quick and easy!!!
2 lbs chicken tender
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 T Italian seasoning blend
1 t chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter, melted
Mix together Parmesan, Italian seasoning, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken in butter and then roll in Parmesan mix. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Whatever you are eating today, let's Keep it Clean!