“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.”
― Alice Waters,
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution
Ah, the wisdom of simple food, but is it that simple? How many of us grab the instant breakfast or pre-made pasta because it's fast but still cheaper than ordering out? The decisions we make at the supermarket and in the kitchen have consequences on our schedules, our wallets and our health. So no, it's not that simple.
But simple food is attainable in small steps.
Here are just a few examples of simple food choices over fast processed options:
Plain yogurt and fresh berries not the berry flavored yogurt.
Zucchini noodles with homemade or minimally processed pesto, not store bought pasta sauce.
Mood-made soup (from scratch and zero preservatives), not store bought canned.
Mood-made meals are made from scratch with simple recipes and customizable to suit your tastes and needs. Eating simple foods that are unprocessed or minimally processed, is a big step to healthful living. If you are unsure of how your food measures, check out this NOVA classification system for processed foods.