Switch to Organic Foods without Regrets -

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Many people are scared to switch to organic foods because they think that they are going to miss a lot. They already think of the flavorful (and unhealthy) foods they love to eat and how they can’t eat these again. They imagine a life where they will be forced to eat bland meals which they will loathe. You should not think like that. It’s easier to switch to organic and healthy foods without feeling any regret if you follow these tips:

1. Do a gradual switch. Don’t just switch to organic foods in one go. Chances are your stomach will not sit well with the sudden change in diet and you might end up withloose bowel movements. To prevent this and also to prepare yourself for the loss of unhealthy junk food, add an increasing amount of organic food in your meals for the next two weeks.

2. Eat tofu. Tofu is a great substitute for meat. If you season it properly, you won’t even miss eating meat. You can prepare tofu in many different ways and you can add it to vegetables, soups, and spring rolls, or even eat it on its own. There are also different kinds of tofu that you can experiment with.

3. Spice up your food. You may miss the taste of fried chicken when you switch to organic foods, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot be acquainted to new ones.

For example, try some new pasta dishes that use lots of herbs and spices. Season your tofu with oregano, paprika, or anything else that sounds good for you. Don’t be scared to mix up these herbs to create new flavors.

4. Find alternatives that taste great. These days restaurants are being more sensitive to the varying needs of organic and picky eaters, so they use ingredients that won’t break your new meal plan. If you are craving for cookies or cupcakes, look for the flourless ones. If you want pancakes but don’t like the carbohydrates in the mix? Try using smashed bananas for the batter instead.

5. Open yourself up to new food ideas. There are lots of organic foods that you may try. In fact, some of the foods you love right now can have organic counterparts that you can indulge in. Beef, for instance, can be organic if the cow only ate grass and organic foods while it was alive.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition

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