My Crazy Green Life – In the Kitchen
Like many American kids, when I was growing up I lived on PB&J, Fruit Cocktail and Macaroni and Cheese. My mother did her best to prepare balanced meals based on the 1970’2 food pyramid; after all that was the Gold standard of nutrition back then. Getting us kids to eat all four food groups was another story!
As I grew up and learned more about nutrition, I started to see food differently and began eating all my veggies like my mom always wanted. Many years later and a lot of health food research, a few food documentaries I decided to change my eating habits. I began digging deeper into how my body processed food, how my body used the food I ate and the quality of food I purchased.
I am not a nutritionist by any means, and I am not perfect, but for my family and me we feel our best when we eat an organic, whole foods plant-based diet that includes small portions of lean organic meats. I have heard this labeled as a “Flexitarian” diet. Which to some means, I am a certified food snob! We try only to eat animal protein that is USDA Organic (locally sourced when possible) and organic fruits and veggies, minimal if any processed foods, no high fructose corn syrup, and zero aspartame.
The decision to eat healthier foods at first was daunting. However, I took it one step at a time, eliminating items from my pantry and fridge and replacing them with healthier options. This process took about eight months to complete, and I am still learning. However, feeding my family the cleanest diet possible was worth every step!
I hope you enjoy the recipes, and let me know what you think!
The recipes I share on My Crazy Green Life are often times healthier variations of my families favorites however, I do love creating my own dishes and love to share those too. Here are my recipe standards: