Monday, 27 January 2014

What does whole food mean to me?

So I thought I would start off by sharing what whole foods mean to me.

To simplify it, it's just food in it's most natural state (where possible). So fresh fruit and vegetables, and food made from scratch at home.

It really is that simple. Now living where we do it is sometimes hard to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, but that has just meant that we have changed a few of the meals to suit what is available in the shops that week. You see we have no farmers markets or green grocers here, just one supermarket chain.

Sometimes it means that we have to resort to canned foods, but that's not a bad thing, you just have to learn how to make do. Legumes and nuts are also a large part of our diet. We only eat meat about 3-4 nights per week and if I had it my way it would be less than that, but that is what works for our family at the moment, so that is what we will be doing.

You can see a sample of what we eat here in my meal plan for Jan/Feb. I'll also be sharing some of the kids school lunches when they go back to school next week.

What does wholefood mean to you?


  1. Yes I agree. I like the notion that if your grandparents didn't eat it then neither should you. I try to make most things from scratch including our bread . Lots of fruits and vegetables. We are lucky to have lots of options including our own garden.

    1. We are re-establishing our garden at the moment and I can't wait to be able to eat more from it. We live in such a harsh climate that sometimes it can be hard to grow much.

      I like that notion too!