I wanted to give a shout to a few awesome traditional foods blogs I’ve come across lately which have rekindled my interest in traditional diets.
These women take the notion of “whole foods” quite seriously. If Great-Great-Grandma wouldn’t recognize it, they won’t eat it. Not only do they provide wonderful information about traditional foods, they back it up with research, resources and ohmygosh the RECIPES!
- Food Renegade – A wife, mom and real foods advocate. (Read it if for no other reason that it has the word “renegade” in the title, adding instant cool factor.)
- Kelly the Kitchen Kop – Fantastic for its long, well researched articles on traditional nourishing diets. If you want to know WHY certain fats are so healthy, WHY raw milk/grass fed etc., start here.
- CHEESE SLAVE – “For the love of bacon, butter, raw milk – and all those other things we’re not supposed to eat.” Well put!
- The Nourishing Gourmet – I love her for the pictures, and for this. You’ll know why!
Common themes you’ll find:
- It’s good to eat meat. Make it grassfed.
- Whole grains are ok – if they’re soaked/sprouted.
- Butter is a health food!
- Ditto for coconut oil.
- Cholesterol is your friend.
- Get (government policies) out of my kitchen.
- If it comes out of a box, skip it.
- Food should taste good and be a source of pleasure.
- Raw is good, and fermented is uber cool.
- Many references to Nourishing Traditions and Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
More from me on the subject of traditional diets and nutrition:
- Fit and healthy pregnancy – traditional nourishing foods for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum
- What is raw milk? – and is it scary or healthy?
- Membership in the Weston A Price foundation – who was Weston A. Price and why should I care about his research?
- Eating more coconut oil – why coconut oil is a good fat
- Why we take cod liver oil, despite the occasional fishy smelling dryer.
- Health benefits of kefir.