A Healthy Wholesome approach

to eating

Healthy wholesome foods are free of chemicals and preservatives, and in the case of organic

they are grown without the use of pesticides. In our culture eating food the way it is meant

to be is actually more expensive then eating fast food and unwholesome foods loaded with

additives and preservatives.

 

There are two main versions of eating wholesome foods, the purist or extreme version we

will refer to as organic, and the compromise or most realistic version. The common thread

in both methods is that cooking meals without the addition of preservatives and chemical

additives yields a wholesome food product that your family or guest will benefit from. The

main difference between the two is that organic tends to stay obedient to using organic

foods. Organic foods are grown specifically avoiding chemicals, pesticides and preservatives.

 

Our bodies are an amazing creation designed to take in foods and turn them into fuel for

our brain, muscles, organs, and heart for daily functions. It has the ability to filter these

foods removing toxins and things the body can't use. The liver is used to detoxify, while the

kidney filters the blood of toxins in our bodies. On a daily basis we are exposed to toxins in

our every day life. They come in the form of smoke, chlorine, preservatives, vapors,

pesticides, fats, drugs, etc. The common element to all of them is that they are not meant to

be in our bodies, so our bodies do their job to get rid of them. In the process our organs can

get bogged down by the extreme processing of toxins.

 

There should be no big surprise to us that when we consume excess calories they are

processed and the excess is stored as fat on our bodies. Our bodies need a degree of fat to

perform functions such as protecting our organs, and insulating our body and transporting

certain fat soluble vitamins. Aside from the body sustaining functions, fat is stored in

excess on our bodies as a home for toxins our liver has excreted.

 

Combine with 15 – 20 minutes of physical activity each day combined with eating balanced

wholesome foods will lead you to healthier lives. A healthier lifestyle will lead to a body

that has a good preventive maintenance plan. This will not eliminate illness but will lead to

feeling better, and having a stronger immune system.

 

Steak Salad: serves 4

24 oz. Strip steaks

1 tsp. Fresh thyme leaves

1 tsp. Fresh rosemary leaves

1 tsp. Roasted garlic cloves

½ tsp. Fresh ground pepper

2 T. EVOO 1 T. balsamic vinegar

10 oz. Spring mixed salad greens

6 oz. Grape tomatoes

16 slices of cucumber

1 loaf french baguette

1 lb. Fresh medium sized asparagus spears, peel bottom ½ and cut bottom 1/3

off,

4 oz. Wholesome or homemade salad dressing

1.brush strip steaks with olive oil

2.dust with seasonings, and rub with roasted garlic, reserve some seasonings for asparagus

3.in a bowl combine asparagus, balsamic vinegar, 1 T. EVOO, and remaining spices

4.let set 2 hours,

5.grill steaks on high for 3 – 5 minutes, searing the outside'

6.remove from high heat and continue to cook on medium heat until desired temperature

has been achieved.

7.Place asparagus with tongues, across the grates of the grill

8.turn occasionally until golden and tender

9.toss greens with your dressing, place on dinner plate, top with tomato cucumber,

asparagus.

10.Slice strips across the grain and place on top

11.serve with slices of french bread.