Creating Healthy Menus With Whole Foods

Becki Andrus

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The one good thing about creating healthy menus with whole foods is that any individual could become a culinary wonder in no time. Whether you are single or feeding a growing family, you can create a healthy whole food menu that pleases any palette. Start with you or your family's favorite foods. You would be surprised to find whole foods are already on the list, and the biggest plus yet is that most whole foods require very little cooking. No intense sweating is necessary. Not to mention, creativity is a sure fit when making healthy menus with whole foods. Even if you have burnt water in the past, you still have great potential when creating menus with whole foods only a culinary master is capable of.

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Creating healthy menus with whole foods is neither complicated nor long. Whether these menus are for an individual or a family, they can be created and well suited for any taste. An easy first step is to focus on favorite foods. Now, identify the whole foods that are already there. Whole foods include whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. Healthy fats are, generally, sourced from coconuts, avocados, nuts, and extra virgin olive oil. Considering this spread of various whole foods, there's an almost infinite list of potential healthy whole food menus.

Now that you know which of the whole foods you would like to start with, you can find great comfort in knowing that there's a limit to how long or even complicated any whole food menu's cooking process can take, compared to normal meat diets. For instance, steaming vegetables is possible in just a few minutes. No steamer? That's okay too. How about boiling some water and throwing the boiling water over your vegetables conveniently placed and prepped in a resealable container. Let it sit for a few minutes and viola! For those stubborn beans like kidney beans, its best to soak them in some water overnight. If that's not possible, then soak them for at least for one hour before cooking time. This results in less cooking time at the stove.

Adding your individual creativity to the process of creating healthy menus with whole foods is so much fun. Creativity is guaranteed to ward of any boredom in your menu style of choice. Including exotic fruits and vegetables in your menu options of whole foods is not only creative but visually stimulating. These kinds of fruits and vegetables offer a whole new taste. Beans, legumes, and ginger make a tongue tempting soup. Any whole food menu welcomes natural herbs and spices of all kinds. Don't just walk by the ones you are not familiar with. Buy a small portion and give it a try. When creating healthy menus with whole foods, you can confidently step outside of your comfort zone.

You do not have to limit yourself when it comes to creating healthy menus with whole foods. Even if you are a novice to cooking with whole foods, you shouldn't be afraid to jump in with both feet. Your healthy menu options can be refreshing in taste and presentation. Try new whole food staples or stick to your old favorites. The choice is yours.

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