When I tell people that my family and I are trying to get off processed foods, the first questions is "...Well then, what do you eat?" So here it is. A list of all the things we love to eat. If you are thinking of becoming a Practical Real Food Peron too, stick to this list, eat when you are hungry and enjoy life
I will revise this list as time goes by, because I am always investigating and adding things and deleting things. Flip Flopping is okay, as long as it is inresponse to some new information.
Do you think I missed something? Do I need to reexamine something I am eating? Email me at email@example.com
Organic or grass fed meats such as beef, chicken, pork and turkey
Cured meats that do not use synthetic or chemical nitrates
Organic pastured eggs
Wild fish only (don't skimp on that, please) Our favorites are salmon, cod, shellfish
Whole wheat and whole wheat flour
Half-White flour (flour from which half the germ has been removed)
Polenta, Cornmeal, Masa Harina
Almond Flour, and other gluten free flours
All manner of veggies (be sure to get 4-5 a day): We LOVE avacadoes, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, spinach, lettuces, eggplants, kale, swiss chard, bok choy, butternut squash, winter squashes, acorn squashes, onions, leeks, white/ yellow/ waxy or russet potatoes (leave the skin on), sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.
All manner of fruits (be sure to get 1-2 a day): We LOVE apples, pears, plums, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, bananas.
We LOVE dried fruits too: Prunes, cherries, currants, raisins, but please hold the added sugars, sulfites and veg oils!
All manner of beans: We LOVE kidney beans, black beans, garbanzo beans.
All manner of nuts: We LOVE almonds, cashews and macadamia nuts.
All manner of seeds: We LOVE pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds.
Whole organic milk, preferably pastured and non-homogenized. I recognize that while raw milk is really good for you, whole low temperature pasteurized milk still has alot of health benefits, with little to no risk of preventable disease. My kids are really really young, and I don't want to open them up to listeriosis. They are not big enough to fight it. Though I am not so much for it myself, I fully support your right to drink raw milk.
Full fat plain yogurt, organic: regular plain yogurt as well as plain Greek yogurt-all full fat.
Whole milk and organic cheese
Raw milk cheese
Wine vinegars and balsamic vinegar
Whole sugar, like rapadura
Refined sugar, but only in super moderate amounts