Since the beginning of the year I have been on a real food lifestyle meaning that I have been eating less processed food, refined carbohydrates and sugar. It has had a positive change in my life and I’m glad that I started this lifestyle. As part of my research into eating real food, I came across this book: Food Rules An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan, a food journalist. This book gives 64 “rules” of how to eat for your health and which types of foods one should be eating. It’s not a science book, so it doesn’t delve into science of food, it’s simple everyday guidelines to get you on the right track.
I didn’t even know that broccoli soup was a thing until 2 months ago. I went to the Drakensburg on a weekend away and for lunch on Saturday we were served broccoli soup for starters. Oh em gee! I was blown away, it was so yummy and I had to try make it at home. It makes for such an easy weekday supper, serve it with some bread and cheese and you’re good to go.
Since the beginning of the year I have changed the way I eat. I have been eating more ‘real’ food than processed food, I have drastically minimised my refined sugars and refined carbohydrates intake. One of the food “groups” that had to go was breakfast cereals. So to make up for that, I have been eating nut granola, it’s a great substitute for normal muesli with almost none of the sugar that you find in muesli. I eat it for breakfast or as an after work snack with double cream yoghurt and berries. It’s pretty easy to make and I get 12 servings. It is not the cheapest recipe because nuts are quite expensive. I buy the nuts from Food Lover’s Market, they have a wide selection of the low carb friendly nuts.