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Nayots Optional

October 19, 2016

 

 

 

Ya don't gotta be a hippy to be healthy.  Healthy comes in all different packages and wearing Birkenstocks (ok, Nayots, we're in Israel!), is not a prerequisite.

 

Nor do you have to give up meat.  Life is about an accumulation of consistent healthful habits.  It's easy to be a vegetarian who has swapped out meat and swapped in too much dairy, fried falafels and meat-free packaged food. 

 

I used to be a vegetarian.  When I was a preteen, I would tell people I was a vegetarian because I wanted to be.  My parents weren't so keen on that so I had to wait until college to actually become a real, full fledged vegetarian.   I loved pasta and cheese and bread and yummy salads.  And I really loved saying "I'm a vegetarian."

 

Joke:

How do you know someone is a vegetarian?

Because they mention it five times within the first five minutes you meet them.

 

When I got informed about health and a little bit more mature, I realized that I would be a healthier carnivore.  I still don't eat that much meat.  But I do make consistently healthy choices.  Sometimes that means eating a chicken salad that I make myself instead of the pizza left over from the kids dinner.  (Yes, my kids eat pizza.  And not just homemade spelt pizza with organic goat cheese!)

 

Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or carnivore, make healthful choices that  include a wide variety of foods with a heavy dose of vegetables, a moderate dose of fruits, nuts, and some whole grains.  Get your protein in complete forms like beans with a carb, tofu, fish,eggs or even a delicious, fresh off-the-grill burger wrapped in a lettuce bun and topped with some homemade mayo.

 

 

 

 

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