Thursday, February 23, 2012
So I wait until Lent.
This may seem strange, but I really do love Lent. I don't see it as a time of deprivation; rather I see it as a time of renewal and self-evaluation. "What can I do to improve my life?" I ask myself. "What can I do to bring myself closer to the human being that God wants me to be?"
This year during Lent, we have chosen to work together as a family to improve our health, and to do this we will eliminate all processed foods from our diet. Yes, all of them.
The criteria for our approach to the "whole food" diet is simple:
1. The food must be natural or organic, if possible.
2. The food must be as locally sourced as possible.
3. A packaged food must have five ingredients or less, or else the food must have been prepared in our own kitchen, with our ingredients.
So by all means, follow along with our new health adventure. I'll post recipes and some meal plans in case you are so inspired to follow suit.