Introducing my new favorite grain combination: barley + farro!
I’ve been eating this consistently for the past week and it’s super good AND healthy for you! Apparently it’s even healthier than brown rice; and that’s saying A LOT!
There’s something peaceful and refreshing about looking at the road, the blue sky and greenery that surrounds us.
These past few days, I’ve been on a food/nutrition documentary kick. I’ve watched almost every nutrition documentary I could possibly think of on netflix. It’s so interesting to see how the American diet has changed over the past several decades. All these documentaries are biased towards vegetarianism/veganism, but they do bring up some interesting points about being healthy and living a sustainable life. How we rely so much on medicine to cure every disease state, that we don’t think about the real problem and how it originally started (lack of proper nutrition from ‘whole good fresh foods’.
All the documentaries have a main theme: fruits/nut/vegetables/grains = good; eat more of them! Meat and dairy = bad; eat less of them. There was one documentary that even talked about how eating a plant-based diet reversed several disease states (dyslipidemia; diabetes; arthritis; osteoporosis; heart disease; cancer). It really makes me rethink about the foods I cook for our family on a daily basis and how I feel the need to make more vegetables and get us more fruit as snacks. Jes doesn’t like nuts, so I guess that’s out of the question. I still buy them occasionally since they have lots of trace minerals that our bodies need.
It’s been pretty inspiring for me to cook us more healthy foods that have lots of good vitamins that our bodies need. It’s hard to cut out meat entirely, but I think we could take some lessons on eating less meat and more vegetables no matter who you are!
Can be so beautiful. It gives us time to see our own reflection and really think about what we have become.