Healthy meal recipes are for people who want healthy meals that taste good. You can have both with the right recipes and tips to make them quick and simple to make.
Most of us have tasted a friend or relative’s “delicious” healthy meal recipes with a vow to never pursue anything considered healthy again! Their concoctions were that bad. However, over the years, avoiding foods that are good for us has caused us a problem. We are sick!
I remember well that day I was told that I was eating myself to death and then given a list of foods that I could eat. I had never heard of most of them! I was sick and frustrated and could not use my taste buds for comfort because they were programmed to expect the very foods I had been forbidden to eat! I felt lost and somewhat depressed. (Read more of my food journey). I have been where you are and now, I am able to share.
So please, keep an open mind. Invite the wonderful world of healthy meal recipes and healing foods — foods that let you live and not cause disease. Don’t think about what you can’t eat; think about all the delicious healing foods that you can eat!
Our Eating Philosophy
Healthy meal recipes are in line with the original diet that was designed to sustain us. This diet consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. It is a whole food plant based diet. Good fats, like olive and flax seed oils and spices are essential.
Our focus is plant-based recipes. Meatless meals are one of the key secrets to good health and weight-loss. These foods provide the nutrients and fiber the body needs to clean, purge, and restore itself.
Meat Is an Option Not a Requirement for a Healthy Meal
Meat is always an option with these healthy meal recipes. It is not a requirement because the protein is included from plant sources. As an option, you can add meat by simply adding pieces of chicken for example. Using small pieces of animal protein is the method used occasionally by the healthiest people in the world. They will typically use one chicken breast to feed 20 people! Keep in mind that if you add meat, you’ll be increasing fat and caloric intake.
Start Living Healthy Recipes Are Evidenced Based
The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, produced over 8,000 “statistically significant associations between various dietary factors and disease.” This study proved that a plant-based diet keeps people healthy. Another study is the famous 14-year Nurses Study, which also supports the plant-based diet to reduce saturated fat intake and prevent chronic diseases.
What Makes Healthy Meal Recipes Healthy?
You! The attitude of “I’m eating to live well and keep my body strong,” is very important. Secondly, we have to keep in mind that food is powerful. Food has the power to heal or kill. There is a spiritual and emotional connection to our food. Love is reinforced. We get a sense of well-being and comfort.
It is important that we own our food and handle it more than just eating it. We believe that eating out and eating fast removes you from the connectedness to your food and the power! It also gives the power of the food to a stranger who is choosing the recipe and managing your ingredients. Changing your taste buds to desire those foods that bring you life and strength is in line with Hippocrates who said, “Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food.”
We’ve kept this in mind when creating these life-giving recipes. We want to bring you home to experience a healthy meal that is nourishing with simple but powerful ingredients. We also provided you with tips to make it easy. The more you experience this power, the better you will feel.
Congratulations! Now you can start living, enjoying, and sharing healthy recipes – the power, that keeps you well!
Are you ready to get started?
As a renowned vegan chef, Dr Jordan has created a variety of healthy meal recipes that are flavorful and easy to prepare. Now her recipes are online in the Zima Wellness Academy, accessible through your Student Dashboard. You can purchase the Healthy Meal Recipes 3 ways – they are included when you become a Member of the Eat to Live Network, you can purchase the complete set of recipes or you can purchase individually through our Course Catalog.
China Study, http://thechinastudy.com
Nurses Study, Dietary Fat Intake and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199711203372102