Funny you should ask, because this brings me to a question I get asked a lot from my family & friends.
So what exactly do I mean by REAL FOODS?
It's food that is unprocessed or minimally processed. If you're not sure about that; you can ask yourself if the food is something you would find from nature and the earth. Real food comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients our bodies need to thrive.
These are the types of foods that give us energy instead of leaving us feeling hungry again a short time later. Real foods can also help with weight loss or weight maintenance, as well as, our overall health and feeling of well-being.
SOME EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
Lake and River Fish
WHAT TO DO
Most Americans don't get nearly enough vegetables and fruits in their diet, so this is a great place to start.
Go to your favorite grocery store and your favorite Farmer's Market and buy all the glorious vegetables and fruits that you love. Come home and stock them in your fridge and pantry and start adding 1 serving of fresh fruit and 4 servings of fresh greens and veggies everyday to your healthy life!
Sometimes we just have to teach our body to eat well because it's so used to not feeling well and it just doesn't know any better.
HERE'S A "REAL FOOD" RECIPE YOU CAN TRY TODAY!
FROM 'FARM' TO 'TABLE'
(Chicken Tomato Heirloom Salad)
4T fresh sweet grapefruit juice
3T extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 Tsp cane sugar
1 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
1/2 Tsp black pepper
2 pounds HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, peeled, seeded & cut into 1/2 to 1 inch wedges
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
FROM YOUR GARDEN
2T chopped fresh basil
2T finely chopped fresh chives
1T chopped fresh thyme
OPTIONAL: Add 3 cups of cooked shredded pasture-raised chicken
IT'S SO QUICK AND EASY TO MAKE
Whisk together grapefruit juice, virgin olive oil, cane sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Gently toss together tomatoes, onion, basil, chives, thyme and shredded chicken (optional) in a large bowl.
Add grapefruit juice mixture and gently toss until thoroughly combined.
Serve immediately or cover and let stand for awhile at room temperature and marinate the ingredients.
Serves up to 4
From the farmers who grew it... to the hands that picked it... to the drivers who brought it... to the clerks who stocked it... enjoy every day eating your REAL FOODS!
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