Food. Let's talk about food. Specifically, let's talk about sustainable eating. If you haven't heard about it yet, you will soon. As with green eating, it's becoming the new thing – but I don't think it's a trend. It's not like kale or blueberries or rainbow food. It's better for you, better for the environment, better for farmers – it's better for everyone, really. The best part? Every woman can embrace sustainable eating, every single one of us, and it's really not that hard at all.
1. What is Sustainable Food?
In order to embrace sustainable eating, you have to understand what it is. Succinctly, sustainable eating is all about locally sourced food, no waste, making food fair and accessible, and being ecologically responsible.
2. Always Buy Local!
Buying local is just better. The quality is higher, the environmental impact is smaller, the food itself is so good, and it's usually less expensive, if only in the long run. Not only that, but you're also supporting local farmers, growers, and businesses.
3. Canned Food Isn't All Bad
Rather, not all canned food is bad. Furthermore, some of it is very bad but you can make it less bad and still enjoy a healthy diet. It mostly comes down to watching out for preservatives.
4. Don't Eat Anything with More than Five Ingredients
This isn't a hard and fast rule, of course, because sometimes it's just impossible. On the whole, however, the fewer ingredients you see, the better a food is.
5. Fair Trade is Good
That's an understatement! Fair trade is everything! I'm not even kidding, though, you should always try to buy fair trade foods.
6. Have a Green Thanksgiving
Even if you're not into the idea of full-time sustainable eating, you can still try it on special occasions. Imagine if everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving decided to go green for the holiday.
7. Think about Where Your Breakfast Comes from
Being mindful of where your food comes from is always smart. It's also a fab baby step on the path to sustainable eating.
8. From Farm to Work
I bet you've eaten at a restaurant that advertises farm to fork food, right? Well, why not do the same thing in your home?
9. Grow Your Own Future
Farmers' markets are amazing. In addition to getting meat and produce from local farmers and markets, you can also grow your own.
10. Co-op Farming is the Best
In fact, you can join up with a co-op! This is often easier than creating your own massive garden, plus it's a wonderful way to become part of your community.
11. What's the Difference between GGrassfed Vs. Grain Fed?
If you don't know, now you know – and the distinction is a pretty important one.
12. What Does Organic Really Mean?
You see the word everywhere. However, if you don't know what organic really means, it can trip you up.
13. Would Your Conscience Guide You to Try Cricket Flour?
See what I did there? But for real, would you cook with cricket flour?
14. Do You Know Where Your Milk Comes from?
I have actually never even considered this. Huh.
15. A Breakdown of Home Gardening
If you do want to create your own home garden, here you go. I have to say, the benefits are as plentiful as the harvest.
16. What is Food Fraud?
Pretty crappy, that's what food fraud is. That's just dirty.
17. A Guide to Buying Local Foods
Don't know where to get local foods in your area? Here's a great place to start.
What do you think? Is sustainable eating up your alley?