In this Episode, I talk about how to prepare real food on a real budget.
It seems like “real food” is one of those terms that has a hundred meanings on the internet. For the most part, I think all of the “real food” definitions are an improvement of the standard american diet, but I also think it is important to define that term these days.
For me, real food simply means un-processed, non-modified foods in as close to their natural state as possible with a focus on nutrient dense foods. At our house, the bulk of our diet is made up of proteins like grassfed meats and pastured poultry, vegetables, fruit and lots of healthy fats.
In this episode, I cover:
- Why fat is a more efficient fuel than carbohydrates or proteins
- Why counting calories is not effective
- What my typical daily and weekly meal plan template looks like
- Foods I prioritize when budget is tight
- Specific foods I consume when pregnant or nursing
- First foods for baby
- Foods to avoid during pre-conception, pregnancy and nursing
- The one food I avoid at all costs – it might not be the one you’d think
- Supplements I take daily
- Foods I make sure my children get each day
- How I get my kids to eat real food without a fight
- My five tips for eating healthy on a tight budget