January 27, 2010

Baby Steps to Eating Organic!

I told you all that my New Years Resolution is to eat as close to Organic as possible!  I am doing well and you can too. You just have to decide to make a change...one step at a time.

Dieting is not the only answer...it may help you to lose weight but it won't necessarily make you "healthier"...  When you realize the real pleasure in food comes in the first couple bites, and it diminishes thereafter, that’s a kind of reminder to focus on the experience, enjoy those first bites, and as you get into the 20th bite, you’re talking calories and not pleasure. I think there’s a lot of wisdom in that.  And you MUST eat "real food"!  Real food is alive...and it is suppose to eventually die or rot! As author Michael Pollan says, " If a "food choice" has ingredients listed that a 3rd grader cannot pronounce...don't eat it!"

I realize that..."organic" can be more expensive...but did you know that as a society ..."The less we spend on food, i.e. cheap fast food and inexpensive processed food, the more we spend on health care!  Where would you rather have your money go?

Take a small step today to better health for you and your family!

Here is a place to begin...the bread you eat...

We eat  Ezekiel 4:9® Bread, made from freshly sprouted organically grown grains, it is naturally flavorful and bursting with nutrients. Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and natural fiber with no added fat.  It is made by a company called Food for Life.  It is found in the refrigerated/frozen section of most grocery stores.

 Ezekiel Bread is REAL bread...
Just look at these ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt.

It is hearty and delicious and for those counting...one slice has 80 calories and only 0.5 grams of fat! 

Give it a try!


Blondie's Journal said...

I applaud you on your decision to start this year on a new healthier way of eating!! This spring I am planning on expanding my garden so that I can buy as little as possible and what I do have to, it will come from the Farmer's Market. Thanks for the tip on the bread!!


Elyse said...

good for you - in both senses of the words.

my shopping cart is balanced in such a crazy way: there's pop-tarts, there's tofu; there's almonds, there's chips ahoy.

i do try to make good choices, we've avoided trans fats for about 9 years now, but this post is very inspiring to make even more good choices.

rock on, carrie!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this bread! Bread is really what I like best...even more than dessert! ♥

Queenplinker said...

Oh yum, that bread looks really good. We moved the country ten years ago, organic food and good fresh veggies are hard to find. We grow a lot of our own, but it sure would be nice just to buy a loaf sometime.

Anytime we make it to Wholefoods, we ohh and ahhh so much, we look like a bunch of bumpkins.lol

Have a good evening,

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We eat it! We love it!!!!

BECKY said...

Hi Carrie!! I buy as much organic as I can without breaking the bank. We have a health food store right around the corner that sells organic produce cheaper than WalMart does most of the time so I get what I can there and get the rest at the farmer's market.

I also love Ezekial bread! It makes the absolute best peanut butter toast; a morning fave of mine!

Keep sharing your journey! I'm right there with ya!! I'm always open to new info!!

koralee said...

It looks great! I am so trying to stay on the organic path as well.

Country Dreaming said...

Looks good--never heard of it though.


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Being that I live in California I'm lucky that there is a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables and we can grow much of it throughout the year! You're really making me mindful to move towards a full diet of whole foods. I haven't had this bread before, I will have to give it a try!

Love and hugs,

GardenofDaisies said...

That bread looks delicious! That is really food for thought.. that we can either spend the money now on good food, or later on health care. You are so right. Time for me to start looking at little changes I can make.

Teresa said...

Loving this info Carrie!
Thank you!
I always see this bread in the freezer section at Central Market...I will get some tomorrow! Bet it would be good for breakfast with a bit of peanut butter of an egg.
Keep the organic tidbits coming!
Oh...I didn't know you had an etsy shop! Yeah!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Some of my relatives are so into this bread. The name of this bread comes up in many conversations. My daughter just purchased a machine and a wheat grinder and is learning to make a similar version. I agree with you, it is good and is quite healthy. I am learning new nutrition facts from you.

vivian said...

Ive made many changes in my eating habits this past 5 months and am so glad I have. (37 pounds lost so far!) I havent tried any thing organic yet.. Just havent thought about it. but maybe I will.. that bread you showed looks delicious!
I think baby steps is a smart approach!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment so I could find you. What a lot of lovely recipes you have shared with us. Making me so hungry this morning. Off to check out your etsy shop!

Lori R. said...

Carrie, I have been trying to get caught up on your posts. I too, am heading towards more healthy eating or should I say healthier. A trip to San Diego helped me in that decision. Thanks for the encouragement through your posts and I will try the chicken recipe.
P.S. don't know when you changed your profile picture, but like the new pic.

Happy@Home said...

Great post, Carrie and I couldn't agree with you more. I have heard of this bread before, but have not tried it. I will be getting it on my next visit to the grocery store. Thanks for the tip and I hope you keep these inspiring posts coming.

Deb said...

good for you....I try to eat mostly fruits, veggies,chicken, fish, shrimp...stay away from as many processed foods as possible...you sure feel better

Colleen said...

Good for you! It reminds me of a quote I heard once..and you much say this is a very snooty French accent..

"De first bite is bliss..de rest? Redundant."

grammy said...

I have been looking for a good Healthy bread. I will check it out. Michael Pollan was on Oprah and he really made me want to make changes.

Just Breathe said...

Me too. Did you see Oprah yesterday. Maybe you can watch it on her website. It's a great way to go and we are going to do the same.

Diane said...

That bread is good stuff it is here at our Ralphs Stores and in the Bread Section, we are making good choices this 2010 and Hubby is gluten free... Hugs & Kisses, Your Sis Diane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Carrie, an herbalist friend of mine just told me about this bread this very week ! I am still looking for it.

Also thank you so much for your prayers you have been sending my way. I have good news, come see me !

Porch Days said...

We are all so much more aware of what we eat these days. My husband is going on a diet using NutriSystem. This will leave me free to eat the way I want without having to worry about cooking for him. I can even have turkey burgers!

Thanks for joining Porch Days.

dj said...

i dont always eat perfectly, but i do like ezekial bread....

btw.....my oldest daughter is moving to cali this summer and she cannot wait to hit all the markets of fresh food there. besides her boyfriend who lives there, the fresh food is one of her considerations for the move.

you are very fortunate to live in such a bountiful place.


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We try to make the effort to eat healthy and organic too, and have really noticed that our food is so much tastier!

Judi said...

Happy BElated PINK Saturday
Oh I love your pink money bank..and the bird cage and the beautiful decorations.
What a bright PINK day...thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Deborah said...

Hi Carrie, My husband and I eat this bread and love it. In fact I am so spoiled with this particular bread that when we run out I will go without bread because I don't like eating anything else unless I bake it myself. (I can only get this at one store we shop at, because it isn't carried in the other stores.)Around here we can't eat everything organic but we do when we can and I like at least to buy vegetables organic, that are on on the Top Ten Most Pesticides list. (like lettuce, peppers, cauliflower, apples, etc.) In the summer, I am in heaven at the farmer's market and just last year we put in a small vegetable garden for fresh eating. Isn't it wonderful to be able to make decisions that are healthy for our bodies? :)
(By the way Ezekiel Raisin bread is great also toasted with almond butter on it.)

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