Many of us are on the path of healthy eating through a whole foods regime and avoiding processed foods. As a community we have made huge steps to empowering our neighbours, and ourselves, to make the conscious choice to be hungry for change and to grow in our education, awareness and lifestyles with nutritious foods.
I am asked daily, “how can I eat even better”, “how can I boost my meals to get the highest nutritional value per mouthful?” and the good news is… it’s easy! These simple nutrition hacks ensure you get the best result on your plate and in your belly!
- Make your pantry and fridge ‘organic and natural whole food-only zones’ – if the only foods in your house are whole foods, your nutrition is well on the way to being at peak level.
- Plant nutritious snack packs everywhere. In the desk drawer at work, in the car and ready to go in your pantry. This helps you to avoid the temptation of those cafe muffins or croissants when on the run. I always carry an activated nut snack or a whole food bliss ball in my handbag to manage the snack attacks, or if I’m in a rush to get out the door, I have a quick scoop of organic nut butter to give me a protein and healthy oil boost.
- Think outside the box, steer away from buying lots of packaged foods, buy bulk and make your own mixes – supercharge your breakfasts with your own oat-free porridge blend or granola blend. Next time you go to buy processed foods, think about how you could possibly make it yourself. Not only will this increase the nutritional value by being fresh and minimally processed, you will make whole food eating a lot more affordable.
- Learn how to turn nutrient packed fresh produce into your own recipe formulas, this allows for free flowing creativeness in your kitchen when preparing foods. By cooking to what’s fresh in your fridge and in season, you don’t let food go to waste and you are using fruits and vegetables full of vital nutrition.
- Finally, and most importantly, get your gut biome in good shape, have fermented foods daily! By adding living probiotics such as sauerkraut, kimchi and apple cider vinegar to your meals (uncooked) will ensure your belly bugs are strong to extract maximum nutrition from your whole food diet.
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By Ashley Jubinville – The Kitchen Coach
*Please note that in our Kunara One Magazine we mentioned the wrong website address for the Kitchen School. The correct website address is: www.kitchen.school