Happy Monday good foodie friends,
Just a short blog post to start off your week the right way. The title could easily read teach your kids to cook and re-teach yourselves to prepare real food that feeds the body and the mind.
Processed processed processed hits us everyday for so many reasons.
We are to busy, we didn’t have time, it’s really good, it was less money
Whatever the reasons are we always have to remember that everyday we have to fuel our bodies and minds why not do it with food that feeds the body rather than damages the body?
I mean really tell me you don’t sometimes put more energy into whether to use premium gas or synthetic oil for your car so that it runs better! Is as much thought going into what you nourish yourself with?
I don’t mean to preach but rather want to remind us all that as long as the burgers, fries and shakes are the exception and not the rule all should be good but don’t forget the rule should be to eat real food that feels good health for a long time.
Simply make it a weekly habit to plan your meals, visit a farmers market or a great corner market where you can buy the rights ingredients. Most cities and Vancouver Metro area is no exception is peppered with great farmers markets all year long as well as some great artisan farmers and producers of great quality choices.
Get to know where your food comes from and I promise you the flavors will set a new level of expectations for you and your family!
When we cook with our kids it plants the seed of good habits and then we all realize that we have the confidence and ability to cook. Have fun and make things your own… Try different things and new spices or herbs to kick up dishes!
We also have some great
“Farm to Table” style restaurants that excel in local ingredient offerings prepared in healthy ways. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that your aren’t eating tasty delectable meals.
The dessert above is fresh pears with parmigiana cheese and 25 year balsamic and delectable isn’t a strong enough word for how good it was.
Don’t get me wrong and please know that I am totally just reminding you all to try and think more about what you eat and where your food comes from… Balance is the spice of life and fun should be had but treat the body as well as you do your car- “garbage in=garbage out”.
Have a great rest of the week and do get out and enjoy! Just choose what you want after thinking about it!
Finally a little humor! I don’t want to be a downer just a nudge in the right direction.