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We need to get back to basics. Studying ABC
The more I study healthy EATING and the growing of nutrient dense food, the more I am sold on the importance of getting a diverse range of vegetables. You will hear recommendations of “eat a rainbow of different colored vegetables”. Realistically, most people just eat a few different types. I question how the numbers would stack up without corn and potatoes; which I limit. One problem with vegetable intake is finding sources of organically grown varieties. (I will save the nutrient density issue for another day). This includes the quality and limited assortment in the higher end, big city markets.
Recently I came across a concept of drying fresh vegetables, pulse grinding and placing them in purple Miron jars to store for daily use. I have made five different combinations to help add variety to my meal preparation. It also has immensely helped with time. As I prepare breakfast and pack our lunches, I’m measuring and adding powders to our whole foods.
I know the quality isn’t as good as freshly picked/cooked, but it’s a start. It also allows
“sneaking” veggies into other foods. A teaspoon of dried compares to about a cup of cooked vegetables. Be prepared for questions like, “my oatmeal taste a little earthy, did you do anything new to it?” I’m sure my wife wouldn’t have agreed to eat those beets, onions, carrots and sweet potatoes in her oatmeal.
I feel like I’m studying to become an Agronomist, Biochemist, and a Cook.
An AgroBioCookist (ABC)? -or is that an AgroBioKookist?
Caring for Self and my Others
p.s. still love my day job
but crazy about my healthy hobbies to prevent dementia-LEARNING