We have been fortunate enough to have access to some amazing farmers in our area. When we lived back in Raleigh and worked at the farmers market we got to know a lot of farmers really well. They know so much about food…more than most people which is kind of sad if you think about it. Sad to think so many people really have no idea where food comes from –> they just drive to a store and BAM there is food everywhere.
We admire people that grow their own food. Actually jealous. We have tried to grow some veggies, and FAILED. We just do not have a green thumb. Hopefully one day we will be able to grow our own food.
Therefore we are extremely blessed and grateful for the farmers we get to know each week at our local farmers market.
We are not perfect, as we still do some grocery shopping at grocery stores. As we get most of our fish frozen from Trader Joes (we always try to get wild) because it fits into our budget.
Knowing what the farmers (and fishermen) go through day in and day out, we sometimes do feel guilty when we do buy from stores. So when we are able to get fish (and meat and veggies) locally we truly VALUE it!
The point we are trying to get across is more along the lines that people that actually grow plants and raise animals know more about food than anyone. And those are the people we want to support. The meat we buy we know the farmer took care of it. They have compassion for the animal. Did not force it into small living areas. Did not feed it grain-soy based foods. Let them eat how they are supposed to eat.
We will admit eating high quality wild fish, grass-fed meats, pastured raised eggs is very expensive. It can be hard for us to make it work. One reason why we love protein powders. Yes, they are not necessarily real food (we know that) but they allow us to enjoy an inexpensive meal. Like we said we are not perfect. We make the best out of what we got and when we can get it.
But every time we sit down to eat (no matter what it is) we bless our food. Thank GOD for allowing us to be able to enjoy amazing food.
It is not about being perfect, just making a good effort to make better choices.
For us personally, we are not trying to fit into any “diet” mold.
We have mentioned that many times here. But feel sometimes it is nice to repeat it, as there can be a lof of confusion and misunderstanding. Especially with social media these days, it’s crazy how far things can go.
Even looking back at our past, we have changed dramatically from growing up on a SAD diet to a highly processed fitness diet (filled with protein bars and shakes, low-fat foods) to gluten-free diet to raw vegan diet to paleo-like diet all leading up to our present moment of eating foods that we want to eat. Doing our best to make good choices. Keeping our meals as simple and real as possible. But still enjoying life along the way. Again we are not trying to fit into any diet mold. Just be us. And EAT when we are hungry. Eat what we want. Finding our balance.
We will continue to make our best effort when it comes to food. We will continue to honor our bodies.
We will continue to bless our food. Never stop being grateful.
And remain PURELY us!
Remember to #bepurelyyou
Twins Question: What are your thoughts on blessing your food? Humanely raised and processed animals? Do you grow your own food?
What are your thoughts on the video if you got a chance to watch it?
till next time,