Another thing you can’t buy is a new planet.
The choices we make about the food we take influence our health, local communities, and the whole wide world, so please consider these 5 tips for greening up your graze.
1) Eat Good Real Food
When you eat Good Real Food, you make a difference. Good Real Food is recognizable and integrity is maintained. Good Real Food has not been fussed with too much. Consider the humble carrot versus the cream-cheese frosted carrot cake. Or cheese—like, really, any kind of cheese versus “cheese product.” Minimize the ingesting of “products” and increase your intake of Good Real Food. If you could theoretically make or process the food on your own, it is likely Good Real Food. For instance, honey is a good real sweetener, and less processed than white, granulated sugar. A tiny step to greening up your eating might include using honey in your coffee instead of white sugar. Continue with other baby steps and experiment with removing white sugar from your entire noshing repertoire. Good Real Food is a surprisingly easy diet that’s good for the planet and your backside.
2) Shop Local
2) Shop Local
Good real food produced locally is great for greening your eating. This is not really about hugging trees, wearing patchouli, or making lentil nut loaf—this is about minimizing the carbon footprint of your corn on the cob. Food produced locally doesn’t require being transported into a different time zone. Also, it keeps your dollars in town, whereas shopping at a large, commercial grocer sends most of your greenbacks to corporate offices somewhere in Ohio.