Our overarching goal, with regard to food, is to glorify God by embracing what He made for food. We do that by starting with whole ingredients, preferably naturally and organically grown, and also local and in season. Then we prepare those ingredients in a nourishing manner, creating Food. Real Food.
This year, I have been preparing foods in a traditional manner, to increase digestibility and nutrition. This means soaking/sprouting of grains, seeds and nuts, and including raw dairy and cultured raw dairy foods, among other things. (More information: Characteristics of Traditional Diets and Basic Dietary Guidelines, both from the Weston A. Price Foundation.)
Many times people think that going healthy means being deprived or eating tasteless food. This isn't the case with real food. Real food is satisfying and delicious – and we are addicted, in a good way. We hate to eat elsewhere and people who visit say over and over how delicious the meals are – and that that they know they're eating well. Kids who visit us ask for second and third helpings. Toddlers walk in the door, go straight to the table, and say, “Eat, Mrs. Harmon!” It is the cutest thing ever!
And it has nothing to do with me – it has to do with getting back to simple, nourishing, healthy, wholesome food. God made it that way – He is good!
What about you? What is Real Food to you? Why do you embrace it? Do you like it? What does your family feel about it?
I've submitted this post to Real Food Wednesday, this week hosted by Cheeseslave.
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