After my post the other day, about attempting a more whole food way of life, so many of you commented that this too is the way you live! So I thought you might like an update on my progress.
First of all, we really aren't that bad already, the processed foods that we eat are mostly snack foods, our meals are almost all homemade, and I don't generally use highly processed meal bases. The other bonus, is that here in New Zealand, there is no 'normal' of boxed macaroni cheese, or boxed cake mix, and our meat is almost all grass fed, I guess that's a bonus of our small population!
I have done some reading this week, my favourites have been
Coming Home to Eat - Wholefood for the family, by Jude Blereau
Made from Scratch, Discovering the pleasures of a Handmade Life,
By Jenna Woginrich - this one was a really easy read, a good story amongst, tips and recipes.
Food Rules by Michael Pollan, This is a really shortened version of his other books, one of which is in the pile 'to read'.
Anyway all of these books come at the same topic from different angles, while all agreeing on the main point. Processed is bad.
I have not had any artificial sweetener. I have been to the vege market. I have baked snacks for the family rather than relying on bought stuff full of who knows what (this one is easy why haven't I been doing this? I LOVE baking, and I appear to have my baking mojo back).
I have been following one of Pollan's rules, which might actually be dangerous for me 'Eat as much junk food as you like, as long as you make it'.
I have baked bread, and replaced the wholemeal flour that was rancid.... and I even had a meat-free Monday. Nevermind the rest of the family dined on leftover lasagne, there wasn't enough for all of us!
So thank you for your support, I will make sure to let you know how I am going again soon. Oh and if you want some yummy whole banana pancakes, I recommend this recipe - YUM! Although I did go half and half with wholemeal and white flour.
And a quick shot of my yummy dinner - a vege market fritata - free range eggs (those have always been on my shopping list), sweet potato, sweetcorn, spinach and zucchini, and a wee bit of Parmesan!