Want to eat healthier in 2014? Instead of resolutions this year, consider shopping, cooking, and eating local. You’ll also be a steward of the earth when you do.
- It’s well accepted that when we prepare and eat good quality foods we are probably doing the greatest thing we can for our health, and the earth.
- When you buy local, about 3 times more of the money stays in your community.
- You don’t have to eat perfectly, just consistently. Strive to prepare several meals per week from scratch.
- Cooking with kids teaches them where good food comes from and keeps you connected with them while staying unplugged.
Not enough time to shop and cook? Consider that the average person spends 5 hours per day on digital devices and another 4 hours watching TV. It does seem possible to allocate some of that time to something that may have the biggest impact on your health, and the planet.
Start with this recipe – Acorn Squash Soup