My last post regarded general changes with your food, and was hopefully helpful to some. Other people will like a list of specific changes to make, so I listed a few ideas here to get you thinking. This is a quick list of actions to take, without a lot of explanation.

  • Replace white flour with whole grain flours, a variety of whole grains, and ultimately soaked or sprouted grains.
  • Replace white sugar with raw honey, maple syrup, or evaporated cane juice crystals, and diminish their use.
  • Replace cooking oils with butter, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil, and use them quite liberally.
  • For any bakery items consumed, make your own so that you’ll be able to stick to the above ingredients.
  • Reduce use of gluten-containing grains and cook with a variety of whole grains, beans, and legumes.
  • Avoid soy where it is a replacement for wheat, meat, milk, or healthy cooking oils; it’s only good whole or fermented.
  • Buy certified organic or local /fresh milk and all other dairy products. Organic dairy products are important.
  • Buy local or grass-fed/pastured meat and poultry, and wild-caught fish. Strictly avoid conventional meats.
  • Use whole fruits, not fruit juice or juice beverages, and buy organic when you can, as they are heavily sprayed.
  • Use as many vegetables as possible, both raw and cooked, and choose produce of every color in the rainbow.
  • Learn to like simple beverages such as water and herbal tea, and avoid any concoctions containing sugar, caffeine, or flavorings.

groceries in transit

After that brief list for the pantry, here are a few further ideas for beyond the pantry:

  • Use produce wash on all fruits and vegetables, and let soak for a few minutes especially if the produce is not organic.
  • Choose clean meats as listed in the Bible, avoiding pork, shellfish, and other filtering or scavenging animals.
  • Never use a microwave, which kills food and pollutes the air. Instead, use the stovetop or a toaster oven.
  • Eating out, select foods or restaurants that serve corn or rice dishes, instead of wheat products. Avoid milk-based sauces.
  • Carry your knowledge of pure food into other areas of the house: laundry detergent, children’s toys, toiletry items, and more.
  • Try making inexpensive home care and personal care products yourself: cleaners, lotion, soap, room spray, etc.
  • Simplify and pare down to the items that you really need, spending a little more on quality items if you can.
  • Recycle any packaging that you can and be conscious of waste. Buy products that can have multiple purposes.
  • Think about making your home and pantry non-toxic, aesthetically-pleasing, and promoting of a holistic lifestyle.