1. Buying in season fruits and veggies and local meat from the Farmers Market and supplementing the rest of what we need at the grocery. These were 2 dinners from our trip last Sunday:
|Lamb Chops, Polenta, and Turnips/Squash/Spring Onion saute|
|Pork Chops, Rosemary Potatoes, and Pea/Turnip/Spring Onion Saute|
"They're [Chia] the absolute best source of omega three fats on the market, hands down, when you consider the ratio of omega three to omega six.":
I made this smoothie this week with a Tablespoon of Chia and Hemp:
3. Reading ingredient labels, buying products that have fewer preservatives and artificial colors in addition to added sugars
4. Making dressings and sauces such as barbeque from scratch. These are super easy to make in a food processor with simple ingredients like oil, vinegar, garlic, spices and lemon.
5. Making baby food from scratch in a food processor as well. Saves money and allows baby to eat what we eat.
6. Choosing nitrate free lunch meat.
7. Aware of food packaging. Using more glass (vs. plastic) for at home storage. Buying less canned food unless I know its BPA free, such as beans in bags and some soups come in a carton now.
8. Buying Plain yogurt vs. sweetened yogurt. In addition to less sugar it's also more versatile because you can also use as sour cream, to make tuna salad and in baking so it's more cost effective to buy a large amount rather than individual containers.
9. Baking with honey and maple syrup rather than white sugar when possible. I'm also trying Virgin Coconut Oil rather than Vegetable and Canola Oil in baking.
10. More aware what is in products beyond food, such as sunscreen:
What are some of the health choices you are focusing on?