My personal nutrition mantra is “more plants, less processed”. This loaded vegan Caesar Salad with Roasted Corn & Romain is all plants and zero processed!
There are millions of Google pages worth of nutritional advice out there and a lot of it is contradicting.
Nutritionists, foodies and health care practitioners grapple over nutritional details and dietary nuances while the most helpful and simple guidance remains misunderstood.
All the back and forth and dietary debate blurs the truth, which is that all healthy diets have 2 guiding principles at their core: eat more plants and eat fewer processed foods.
This is what I like to teach others and show them how to apply it in their own lives. It might sound easy and simple but most often it’s not.
To keep this idea from becoming overwhelming, just take one nutritional decision at a time. Instead of frozen french fries as a side have steamed broccoli, instead of white sugar to sweeten baked goods use pureed fruit, instead of canned soup make your own.
Take it one step at a time.
My own family is no different.
My mom used to call me the food police, I’m certain she still does! I would criticize almost everything in my parent’s cupboards! This is a good place to note that most of your food should be coming from the fridge and not the pantry, unless you’re reaching for whole grains or beans.
My family has been putting up with my unwanted nutritional advice for over a decade.
And you know what? It’s worked!
My parents have made major changes to their diet. My dad ate a tempeh burger the other day and said it was delicious and asked for more.