The word healthy gets thrown around a lot. Did you eat healthy today? Was that healthy for you? Which is healthier – brown rice vs white rice, chicken vs. vegetarian, cheese or no? It all becomes very confusing and even blury. There’s not a clear definition. Well of course there’s a definition. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition reads as:
1. : enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit : well
2: evincing health <a healthy complexion>
3: conducive to health <walk three miles every day … a beastly bore, but healthy— G. S. Patton>
Does this definition tell you what foods your body needs? How much of anything you should have? What you should avoid? Of course not! So I’ll give you my definition of what healthy means to me and how/why I am posting my recipes the way I do:
Healthy means whole foods (which are foods that you can read the ingredients and know what they are), that are nourishing for the body.Foods that feed your soul! Food that makes you feel good inside and out!
The list of wholesome, whole foods includes: vegetables, fruits, meats, grains and nuts. Items that are minimally processed. To find these body-craving foods, shop on the outer parts of the grocery store. If it comes in a box, it’s probably not what I’m talking about.
In addition, I am a firm believer that you should eat according to season, therefore, you will notice during the winter a lot of recipes on soups, stews, meat whereas the summer time will be focused on fresh fruits to help cool you down.
I hope you enjoy the many recipes to come!