The Glorious One Pot Meal: An easy way to make whole foods into nutritious meals.
Elizabeth's Philosophy on a Healthy Diet
As a Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC), I am often asked for advice on what makes a healthy diet. Here's an introduction into my personal eating philosophy: "Eating for health."
Years of research into the connection between diet and health have convinced me that our bodies function best when we supply them with the nutrients it needs to maintain their systems. In my opinion, this is best accomplished by eating a wide variety of whole foods.
Whole foods are foods in their original state. A potato vs. a french fry. Nature made our produce, grains, and meats the perfect nutritional packages for our bodies to assimilate and digest. When we process foods into another form (wheat into white bread, for example), we strip away much of the nutritional value of the food.
When we base our diets around processed foods, we deny our bodies the range of nutrients necessary for healthy functioning.
Processed foods also add natural and synthetic additives and preservatives to our bodies, which clog up our cells and impede optimum functioning, including elimination of excess matter.
In my experience, a diet based around whole foods enables a body to find its appropriate weight in a healthy, long-term approach. Rather than a fad diet to lose weight quickly, a diet of whole foods becomes a lifestyle habit. And, when you eat whole foods, you don't experience the deprivation of what we think of as a typical "diet" because you can eat larger quantities while ingesting fewer calories.
And the calories you do ingest work for you instead of against you in achieving health, weight loss, and disease management or prevention.
Glorious One-Pot Meals offer a convenient solution to the task of building a diet around whole foods. Instead of spending hours preparing a meal from scratch, and using every pot and pan in the process, Glorious One-Pot Meals enable you to get a meal made from whole foods on the table in about an hour, most of which is spent baking unattended.
After a delicious and nutritious meal, there is only one pot to clean — your reward for eating for your health!
*Look for the next Glorious One-Pot Meals cookbook (anticipated in late 2007) to include more about eating for health and what it can do for you. Sign up for the newsletter to be sure to learn when it will be available.