I’ve been working on cleaning up my diet and incorporating more of the foods recommended by the Weston A. Price foundation, things like fermented/cultured foods, healthy meats and soaked/sprouted grains. I’ve also been trying to reduce my overall consumption of grains and sugar. Sometime I get frustrated with myself for not living up to my ideals, and it’s helpful to reflect on all of the positive changes I have made in the past few months.
- At home we only eat free-range chicken and grass-fed beef. That’s a huge change from buying value packs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the grocery store!
- I make homemade yogurt on a bi-weekly basis and eat it almost every day. I almost exclusively use low-temp pasteurized, creamline milk in glass bottles.
- We buy eggs from pastured chickens at the farmer’s markets. I eat at least one egg almost every day.
- We stock up on fruit when it’s in season and freeze it, so we can eat local fruit year-round.
- I regularly make chicken stock. We have had two boxes of store bought broth sitting in our cabinet for months now. We haven’t needed it.
I think all of these changes are pretty great! We still have a ways to go, but I realize that it’s a process. My lacto-fermented pickles didn’t turn out as planned, but I hope to try again soon. I also bought some cabbage today to take a shot at traditionally fermented sauerkraut.