Food, particularly real food that is whole, unprocessed, or clean, is my passion. My education/training is in school psychology, not in the culinary world. I am, by no means, a nutrition expert, nor am I a formally trained chef.
I am, however, constantly educating myself about food and the food industry. I make the best food decisions based on what I know at any given point in time. My food choices and habits evolve as I learn. I consistently try to make educated food decisions that are in the best interest of my family. My viewpoint may differ than yours. No worries, there is plenty of room for alternative views on food. Just know that on We Eat For Real, the focus is on real food.
What you’ll find on We Eat For Real are weekly meal plans I prepare in my kitchen. The plans typically include at least one snack and four to five meals eaten by yours truly, my husband, and our daughter.
We Eat For Real Food Philosophy
90/10 – My family eats real 90% of the time. The other 10% is less than real. It is not possible for me to prepare every meal and snack, and be a wife, mom, and school psychologist. For me, there just are not enough hours in the day. We eat at restaurants, at birthday parties, at school parties (though sometimes I cringe), at tailgating events, at office parties, etc., and we don’t look back. We are not going to miss out on the social aspect of eating. We do life with people and isolating ourselves because the food is not real is not how we do life.
I use the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 as my guide for buying groceries, particularly organic groceries. I do not buy everything organic. I eat foods in their most natural state, as much as possible. I choose healthy fats and pass on fat free and low fat options. Almond butter, avocados, real butter, and olive oil are staples that we incorporate into our meals regularly. Dairy and meats (including eggs) are other areas where organic, grass fed, and free roaming is important to me. Foods that are refined or processed are avoided. If you are not familiar with eating real/whole/unprocessed/clean, start here: 100 Days of Real Food. This is one of my favorite websites for information, resources, and recipes.
To put it simply, We Eat (For) Real as much as possible.