6 Tips for Sustainable Eating
Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that are healthful to our environment and our bodies. A global shift toward more plant-based foods would help feed the world's growing population with a nutritious and sustainable diet. This plant-based eating style includes more legumes (beans, peas, lentils, peanuts), whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts, and less animal-based foods, especially red meat and processed meat.
Here are six steps that you need to become mindful eaters.
1. LEARN TO COOK.
Without basic cooking knowledge, none of this is possible. Learning to cook your favorite foods using local ingredients can really make all the difference.
2. EAT LOCALLY.
If you care about delicious food, healthy eating, proper stewardship of the planet, and supporting your local economy then you must source out local ingredients.
3. PRESERVE THE HARVEST AND EAT SEASONALLY.
If you eat locally or seasonally then you will have to learn to preserve the harvest. Try canning, dehydrating, freezing, and lactic fermentation.
4. GROW SOMETHING… ANYTHING.
Start with herbs or lettuce. Radishes are fast and simple. Even if you rent you can create a container garden. Once you catch the gardening bug you will just want to grow more.
5. GIVE UP STORE BOUGHT CONVENIENCE FOODS AND MAKE YOUR OWN.
You can make your own taco seasoning, yogurt, chicken stock, pesto, granola, tomato sauce… the list goes on and on. If you buy it from the store, do a quick recipe search and try making it at home.
6.SHOP AT FARMERS MARKETS.
Shopping at farmers markets is a fun and easy way to find out where your sustainable food is coming from and possibly meet the farmers from your area.
Eating mindfully may take a bit more effort, but the rewards – for your family and their future – are too big to pass up.
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