Just finished reading another great food book:
Wildly Affordable Organic (by Linda Watson)
Sometimes I feel like I should take a course on nutrition. There’s just so much information and it’s so often conflicting. It shouldn’t be this hard to make good decisions about nutrition!
Right now I’m reading What to Eat by Marion Nestle. It might be a while before I finish that one! It reads a bit like a text book. There’s an overwhelming amount of info in there.
Linda Watson’s book was great, though. Very easy to follow and lots of helpful suggestions. She even gives you menus according to the seasons and lays out exactly how you can afford to eat well and find the time to do it! And she is strongly in support of no processed foods. In all of the books on healthy eating that I’ve read (and I’ve not even scratched the surface of all the books out there), that seems to be the standard recommendation. Eating healthy isn’t about eating organic “snack foods” or diet foods. If you are making your own food from scratch, chances are it will be healthier than what you could buy in the store. (Unless all of your cooking is done in a Fry Daddy. :) )
I found the menus in the WAO book a little limiting. I get bored easily, so I like to have more food options, but she does an amazing job of showing that it is possible to eat healthier. And as the title suggests, it is possible to do so frugally.
And if I ever get through Marion Nestle’s book, I’ll let you know what I find out from that one. :)