As a new mother I am entering the phase where my son will be eating food from my plate, so I am even more inspired to make quick and healthy homemade meals. One of my favorite quick and healthy go to meals is an Asian chicken noodle salad with a peanut sauce base. I found this recipe which pretty closely mirrors how I make my version.
My personal definition of healthy eating incorporates the following ideals:
- As often as possible organic, hormone and pesticide-free products
- Incorporate unsaturated fats such as fish and vegetable based fats
- Limit saturated fats such as animal and dairy-based fat
- Limit processed products as much as possible
- I believe that breaking my own rules every now and then provides a much needed mental respite.
I don’t believe in diets that eliminate whole food groups. In fact I don’t like the word diet at all. Balance-wise I like my food intake to model the Greek or Japanese food pyramids.
Japan and Greece rank among the nations with the lowest heart disease rates. Two things to note:
- According to the World Health Organization Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
- Grains are a major component to these food pyramids, the opposite of a trendy diet that rhymes with the word radio.
Eat well and be well!