Guest Author - Colleen Forgus
I am adding a new feature to the Thyroid Health site – Recipes. As a professional chef and cooking instructor, I want to share cooking tips and healthy recipes with you to support your pursuit of the best thyroid health practices. I believe that “we are what we eat”. When you eat the best food you can – your body will thank you!
The recipes I share will be nutritious, delicious and easily shared with everyone in your family. I understand that time is precious and making separate food for one member of the family is not realistic. But, when the recipes are delicious - there is no reason why every member of your family won’t enjoy them – and benefit from them!
I encourage gluten free eating, but also know that not everyone needs to eat gluten free or is at a point in their journey where gluten free eating is realistic. Therefore, my recipes will provide gluten free substitutions that are optional. If you choose to give the gluten free version a try, I guarantee that flavor will not be sacrificed.
I also believe in eating smaller quantities of meat and larger portions of fresh produce. Whenever possible, eating a meal that is 50% raw is highly desirable. Yes, this does mean I do eat a lot of beautiful and delicious salads. However, there are so many creative ways to add fresh fruits and vegetables into meals.
Please take time to prepare and enjoy food for yourself and the ones you love. I know that life is busy, but it is one of the most important things you can do to support your health. And, if you are already taking time to prepare meals from scratch – congratulations and good job!
I look forward to sharing my love of food with you. When someone prepares a meal with love and good intentions, something magical happens to the food. Even the simplest meal of scrambled eggs and toast can taste amazing when it is sprinkled with love.
To inspire your food journey, you may enjoy some great food movies. My favorites are: Big Night, Like Water for Chocolate, and Eat Drink Man Woman. From a documentary point of view, Food Matters, Supersize Me and Food, Inc. are packed with great information.
Visit my website oneredpot.com - for tips on Food Health Lifestyle.