Eat MORE of these in 2014…

There is nothing like setting out to do something and, you know, actually doing it. Which is probably exactly opposite most people’s experience with resolutions. Why not adopt a few of the following goals as your own, and promise to eat well this year. You are going to eat anyway, so you might as well choose the good stuff and support some local farmers while you’re at it!

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1) Forget about keeping the doctor away, an apple a day actually whitens your teeth. This sweet, portable, and unbelievably good for you wonder fruit is at the top of our list, and at 75ish calories each, they are truly the perfect snack.


2) Meet grassfed beef, the other red meat. You are what you eat, and, as it turns out, so are cows. It’s probably a good time to stop consuming the garbage, stale cookies, poultry manure, chicken feathers, bubble gum, and restaurant waste that makes up conventional cattle’s diet, and, consequently, your steak. Cows who eat greens transfer the benefits to you, via more omega-3’s and less saturated fat (but more good fat).


3) A spoonful of raw, local honey IS medicine. So put it on everything. Plus, it tastes great. Raw honey holds antibacterial power over more than 60 types of bacteria, and, unlike antibiotics, doesn’t carry the toxic risks.


4) Leafy greens are the gateway drug to good health, but ONLY if they are fresh (so local helps too). Save that spinach a plane ticket from Mexico or California because the prepackaged greens you are used to are probably about two weeks old and have lost many of their nutritional benefits. Not to mention they taste, well, bad.


5) Agree to eating baked goods with real ingredients, because it’d be crazy to forgo Saturday donuts or birthday cake, so just be rational and skip the cellulose gum (extracted from wood and cotton pulp) and Red #40 (actual Twinkie’s ingredients).

 

Now comes the fun part–go shopping!

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Lastly, Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you a year of good food.



  1. Seems like the benefits of local produce are incredibly great both from a local economic standpoint as well as the freshness and health benefits they provide.

  2. “because it’d be crazy to forgo Saturday donuts or birthday cake, ”
    No, it’s not crazy to forgo this kind of food. I cannot agree with your #5 suggestion. We do not need wheat or sugar in our diets, we consume far too much of this kind of food, and these are the kinds of foods now being associated with the epidemics of diabetes and obesity and heart disease in this country.
    Perhaps you might read “Wheat Belly” and “Grain Brain”?

  3. What a powerful newsletter, Lisa! Thanks for all that you do, and pass on our thanks to Gary too, please! I appreciated the opportunity to complete the survey and now I am glad to read the results. I thought it was very well-designed and hope the information you got was really helpful.

  4. Thanks for the comment Linda. You make some good points; while my post was a bit tongue-in-cheek I am glad there are alternatives to conventional sweets. In fact, we even have a producer who makes paleo-friendly donuts (and other treats) that are made without wheat or processed sugar. I am gluten-free (Celiac) and vegetarian, so while I don’t eat the wheat or meat products, I am glad better choices exist for those who do.