This is what I used to eat, till I learned that most of this is not real food
(or it’s genetically modified).
I started eating better in January 2013. These things were still in my cupboards until today. I kept them because I thought maybe someone visiting might want them. But how can I now, eating so much better, give this garbage to anyone I care about?
So it’s going in the dumpster. Anything unopened I will give to the food bank because, well, anything edible is better than starving, I suppose. It’s funny how whenever I go to a ‘normal’ supermarket now, there are aisles and aisles of products I no longer consider to be food.
This is what I bought on my grocery shopping trip today. There are still plenty of treats. But they are organic. Real food ingredients.
I feel a lot better for it!
For me to stick to healthy eating, it’s got to be easy and tasty.
If you still haven’t heard, avocados are very healthy for you. So is garlic.
Here’s an easy and yummy way to get both in and feel like you’re having a treat.
(I buy all organic ingredients.)
1 ripe avocado
1 clove garlic
Simply Organic guacamole dip
Cut one avocado into chunks. Slightly mash with a fork. Chop one clove garlic and stir in. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Simply Organic guacamole dip spices (or to taste). Refrigerate for a half an hour to cool (optional). Enjoy!
I eat it with these yummy organic multigrain chips, veggie chips, and sometimes slices of bell pepper.
Tip: I buy 4 to 6 not-quite-ripe organic avocados when they are on sale and store them in the fridge. I keep one out at room temperature at a time till it’s soft enough to use, then replace with a harder one from the fridge to use within a day or two.
I needed an alternative to boring day-after-day green drinks to get in my daily nutrition from vegetables. I’m not much of a cook. I’m also not a big fan of soup and never formally learned to make them, not even out of a cook book. Due for a grocery shopping trip with only a few ingredients left in the fridge, I gave this a try. It is super healthy (all ingredients are organic) and it is remarkably tasty! I just had to share my recipe.
1 handful of Power Greens
(comes in a bag, contains chard, baby kale and baby spinach)
1 handful of Mixed Bean Sprouts
(I used 1.5 teaspoons of organic “Better Than Bouillon” in 400 ml water)
a few sprigs of curly parsley
1 clove garlic, chopped
Throw the greens and sprouts into a small pot. In a measuring jug, dissolve the bouillon in kettle-boiled water and pour into the pot. Press down the greens and sprouts with a spoon till they are mostly under the water. Cover pot. Bring to a boil on medium-low heat, add the garlic, stir and lower heat to a simmer till greens are softened.
That’s it! Simple, quick and yummy!