What’s Left to Eat?

Tristan is worried that there won’t be anything left to eat!

“What’s left to eat?” is the usual cry from someone who is changing their diet from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to whole foods. It’s a fair question. After all, 90 percent of the food consumed in the US is processed.

When you become aware of the food you are consuming, it can seem insurmountable, that is eating whole foods. We are used to eating hamburgers and French fries on the run. Snacking from a bag of chips or cookies and heating a pizza dinner in the microwave is the norm.

Really, what’s left to eat?

Unbelievable as it may sound, there are approximately 50,000 edible plant species. One hundred and fifty are cultivated today. That’s still a lot of different kinds of food!

You’ll want to read “What You Eat”, Click Here. I’m sure even a  picky eater can find something yummy to eat from this partial list of whole foods:

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage (sauerkraut)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Pickels
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Sea vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Squash, summer
  • Squash, winter
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon/Limes
  • Oranges
  • Mangoes
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Dairy

  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk (cow & goat)
  • Yogurt

Beans & Legumes

  • Black beans
  • Dried peas
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima beans
  • Miso
  • Navy beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Soybeans
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu

Poultry & Meats

  • Beef (organic grass-fed is the healthiest)
  • Calf’s liver
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Venison

Seafood

  • Anchovies
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Tuna

Nuts, Seeds & Oils

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Coconut oil
  • Flax seeds
  • Olive oil, extra virgin
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

Grains

  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Whole wheat

Natural Sweeteners

  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Stevia

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