As a nutritionist, I often get asked what do I like to eat and how do I feed my family. The criteria that guides me is taste, cost, organically grown, and foods with nutrient density (and our ability to absorb them). If my grocery bag acted as a playlist of favorites foods to sing about I often rotate these items into my grocery bag. Remember to your palate, to your health! We are all bio – individually unique and what is good for one isn’t necessarily good for all. You can bet on this “food for thought”: diversity in fiber, healthy fats and protein is ideal.
ASPARAGUS: steamed with yummy poached eggs, shaved Parmesan
SWEET POTATO: let cool once cooked and ‘butta” them up!
BUCKWHEAT: gluten-free and anti nutrient-free (meaning it doesn’t interfere with absorption of other nutrients)
CAULIFLOWER: multivitamin food!
SARDINES: milder than tuna fish (and less mercury) delicious with lemon juice and olive oil
PASTURED raised EGGS: best investment and nutritional superstars
LENTILS: protein-rich extremely versatile and easy for most people to digest – the darker and smaller the variety is best
FERMENTED VEGGIES: probiotics and wealth of nutrients (better than any supplement)
AVOCADO: goes without saying!
GRAPEFRUIT: low in fructose and high fermentable fiber
LEEKS: roast them or eat raw with goat cheese
HOMEMADE BROTHS AND STOCKS: enjoy them alone or add them to enrich other recipes
Please add on? I’d love to hear your favorites! xo,MP