Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Nourishing Health: Where to Start
My milk and butter are from a local farmer who pasture grazes, no corn. My eggs and meat are also from local sources that do not use pesticides or hormones. Some people complain that they can't eat healthy because of the cost. It's just simply not true. You may have to be more selective, but we live on a very strict grocery budget for our family of 5. A great tip is to save up and buy your meat in bulk. We are going to purchase 1/4 of a cow. This includes steaks, ground beef, roasts, you name it for $3.50 a pound! The meat will last us about a year and it saves us so much money! Typically, that kind of grassfed hamburger alone runs $4-$5 a lb!
So, if you're interested in transitioning to a different way of eating, I recommend the book Eat Fat Lose Fat. You can purchase it on Amazon and we also carry it at Wayne and Mary's. It's not about losing fat necessarily. It's more about how certain fats are good for you and don't actually make you gain weight. The Weston Price Foundation is another great place to start. You can see if they have a Chapter in your area. It will be full of like-minded people sharing tips and recipes and even how to do it on a budget!
Also some great websites include:
Notice all the Nourishing in the titles? That's because a) They all love Sally Fallon's book Nourishing Traditions and b) The food they promote is amazingly nourishing..so nourishing in fact, that you'll find you eat much less and are satisfied. Good luck on your journey of "Nourishing" you body!