If you are tired of going to the grocery store and buying processed foods that aren’t good for you, you are not alone. Food should be nourishing, and still taste good. You will see the benefits when you put sincere effort and energy into preparing foods that are healthy for the whole family. Here we’ll discuss six ways to focus your efforts on homemade food that can actually be fun to make, not to mention the superb nutritional value found in all of of these ideas:
Raise organic, backyard chickens for fresh eggs
Chickens make wonderful, delightful and low maintenance pets once you have the right supplies. The egg is considered nature’s perfect food because it contains a completely balanced set of essential vitamins and nutrients. Serve sunny side up on a bed of arugula with onions and olive oil for a unique, healthy meal. Raising your own chickens for eggs can be fun for the whole family, and you will know that there isn’t anything added to the eggs that you don’t want to consume.
Did you know that fermented foods naturally contain probiotics and good bacteria for building your stomach and digestive health? For kimchi, a Korean staple, all you need is a large jar or food-safe bucket, a few heads of cabbage, salt, hot pepper sauce and some other ingredients if you wish. It takes a week to ferment fully. Kimchi is very healthy and easy to make.
Make your own apple sauce and cider
If you don’t grow your own apples, go apple-picking at your local orchard during late august to early fall. By going to a local orchard instead of the grocery store, you are getting fruit that is more organic and healthy. Use an apple grinder to make your own apple sauce, or make your own cider. You could also save the pulp for canning other foods.
Use a Crock pot
Cooking healthy, homemade food doesn’t mean it has to take you all day to prepare. Crock pots are a great way to mix your organic ingredients and let it do the cooking for you. Cooking meats and vegetables in a crock pot with your own sauce is a great way to pull out the flavor of any meal, with little effort on your part.
Whether you want to enjoy low-fat ice cream or a healthy yogurt, adding fruit toppings is a fun way to incorporate variety to your desserts. Make your own fruit syrup, or simply add fresh fruit to your yogurt or ice cream for a healthy alternative to chocolate or sugar.
Use Flavored Olive Oil
Using flavored olive oil is a great way to add a lot of flavor to your meals with little extra effort. On top of that, it is a healthy alternative to all the additives you will likely find in many frozen foods. You can find olive oil with a garlic or lemon base, or made with different herbs specifically designed for certain dishes.
By following these tips, you will find that it is much easier to cook healthy, homemade foods that the entire family will love.