I have been a Personal Chef for the last several years planning client's menus that are customized to their tastes and dietary needs, grocery shopping then executing the meals in their homes.
What I found was that 99% of those who came across my path had chronic illnesses or conditions requiring varying degrees of restrictions in their meals.
My objective? Adhere to those restrictions and make their meals palatable.
One of the most important questions I ask on the meal assessment for the client is 'On a scale of 1-5 how willing are you to try something new?'
If they were willing to try something new, it made my job easy. With so many whole food choices available plus a plethora of herbs and spices, the combinations for the finished dish are infinite.
It's easier to maintain a healthy eating plan when we have variety in our meals. There is so much variety in whole foods to experiment with yet we often get stuck in a rut.
We reach for the quick fix, The Standard American Diet which has the appearance of real food often containing additives or altered to a degree that our body cannot metabolize it for nourishment.
A mere illusion. A self-inflicted wound.
Food, in its whole unaltered state was created by God for nourishment.
Food is one of the easiest ways to make a change in our health.
Food not only provides fuel for the body but pleasure for the senses.
God gave us free will to choose!