It is New Years Day, and while many are making New Years resolutions that they probably won’t stick with for very long,one of my two main New Years resolutions is to make healthier food, and make it taste good. In eating healthier food I have begun buying more Organic, Natural, Free Range, Cage Free, Non GMO, Grass Fed food. I may have to back off a bit if I ever have a family, but for now that it is generally just me that I have to worry about, and I have a job to pay for it. I can buy the more expensive better for you foods that I prefer.
I am to some degree a picky eater, as in if it doesn’t sound good, look good, smell good I am not going to eat it. For years I just ate food because it was what was there, not because I wanted it. Now that I am working, and I am getting paid, I can afford to be like “this sounds good, I am going to make it and use the grass fed free range meat”. Being Gluten Free and Dairy Free has also contributed to this mentality as well. Getting food that is Gluten Free and Dairy Free also tends to cost more, and I have to be careful about what I eat. I haven’t read all the research, but there is research showing that the food we eat has changed significantly from the food that was produced, and grown in the 1950’s, and those changes with Genetically Modifying, pesticide resistance, antibiotics and such has greatly contributed to the rise in food intolerances and allergies we are seeing now days. Now that I am one of those people who does have food intolerances to contend with, what is in my food is ever present how I grocery shop for myself.
I am not going to be becoming Vegan, or quit eating all “normal” foods, I am just being more selective about what mainstream foods I eat, and what I replace with “alternative” options.
So really, my goal for this year is to have a better diet that is balances and has a lot of food that is taking it back to more of the way it was in the 1950’s, as well as the Gluten Free and Dairy Free Alternatives to keep my food intolerances in check.
Along with eating better, and making it taste good I am working on putting together a cookbook that one of my good friends so nicely gave me for Christmas, with all of the GF/DF recipes that I try and like. It will be be useful for me, when I am able to move out on my own, and for if I ever do get married, and have a family.