Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why Organic?

Pretty simple...Less is more.

The less chemical and synthetic material I put in my body, the healthier I am. This applies to medication, food, drinks, and water.

If I can't afford organic (it can be quite pricey sometimes) I buy local.  There are certain things that I now always buy organically; all grains: flour, brown rice, cereals, oats, pasta, lettuces, apples, carrots, and dairy.  I don't buy a lot of pre-packaged foods, so the money I save from them I put towards whole foods.  I'm looking forward to the summer months when I can buy produce from local farm stands.

I buy conventional fruits and vegetables and spray and scrub them.  I'm slowly converting our meat intake towards free-range or anti-biotic free. That's the priciest part for our family! 

It's a slow process. We have taken baby steps towards better nutrition over a span of many years.  This is our current "healthy" regime and I would imagine it will change even more over time. 

To some people this may seem radical and to others minimal.  We still eat regular food; cookies, pancakes, coffee cake,  muffins. It's just that the ingredients I use are more nutritious for my families' bodies.  Food is about nourishment after all.

You are what you eat,
The Lunch Lady

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