I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating, “you should care about what you eat.” We often take greater care of our tangible possessions than we do our bodies. Click To Tweet Boats and cars are easily replaced, but you only get one body.
Discussing food with people is a tricky topic. For the most part, we are willing to spill our hearts to a trusted friend about our troubled marriage, our faltering finances, our wayward child, and just about any other personal issue but don’t mess with our fork.
Eat Your Way to Good Health, Even With What You Spread on Your Bread
My goal with this blog is to encourage, equip, and inspire you to live a holy and healthy life. Whenever I discover healthful ways to eat or create a real food recipe, I share them to enhance your real food journey.
The availability and access to current information about how your food is processed allow you to make informed decisions regarding your health and well-being.
Remember these three points when contemplating food choices:
- food should make you healthy NOT sick
- it is your responsibility to make wise food choices
- eat real food, organic, when possible
Would the Real Mayonnaise Please Rise
My most recent real food preoccupation: real mayonnaise. As a kid, the thought of spreading the gloppy paste from the jar onto my BLT seemed revolting ( I won’t mention the kind of bread I consumed as a child of the 70’s). As far back as I can remember, mayo occupied an inveterate space at our family table.
For years I just treated mayo like a spoiled child; I just ignored it. Over the years, I supplied a token jar of the healthiest form of the condiment I could track down for members of my family who insist on anointing their sandwich with mayo.
Every refrigerator in America reserves refrigerator space for this enduring condiment. Most likely, household pantries across the nation stockpile jars (now plastic) of this popular industrial GMO novelty.
The Whole30 program radically altered my attitude toward mayo. The Whole30 program eliminates dairy, grains, processed foods, sugar, and legumes, which pushes America’s favorite condiment out the door in the cold for thirty.
While on the Whole30, I rekindled my love for cooking so I thought crafting my mayo would not only save money, but mayo may taste better. Also, I follow a dietary protocol for my Lyme disease which requires abstaining from dairy and soy.
I am a busy homeschool mom who manages a blog in my so-called spare time. So when I say that this mayonnaise recipe is quick and easy, it means that my ten-year-old can whip up this creamy, real spread.
Pay Attention to Ingredients
We complain about the expansion of our tummies but refuse to attribute that the expansion of our girth might be due to the ingredients in the foods we eat. Most store-bought versions of mayo contain GMO soybean oil, sugar, and mysterious preservatives. Why add sugar to mayonnaise? Do you normally add sugar to your tuna salad?
Colorado-based author Robyn O’Brien, The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply– and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself, asserts that “We’ve gotten so far away from real food. What we think to be food in the grocery store is now a processed product full of artificial ingredients.”
How GMO Mayo Can Expand Your Waist Size
The jury is still out whether or not consuming GMO foods can contribute to weight gain. When you make your food choices, consider that ingesting pesticides and harmful chemicals can disrupt your endocrine system:
Some of these chemicals in foods are endocrine disruptors called obesogens, which can contribute to weight gain. They can promote weight gain by altering the way a person feels hunger and by increasing a person’s fat cells. You can find them in additives, processed foods, the linings of cans, meat, fish and a host of other foods and products. These biochemical “forces” can act on the body, causing weight gain—and diet and exercise may not help much to combat them unless those foods are removed from the diet.
Make the Mayo or Buy the Mayo
Because there are days when my back pasture is cleaner than my kitchen floor, I get that at this point, you are shaking your head at the suggestion of concocting one more homemade item. You’ve committed to a life of real food eating; if not, you should. With that commitment, there are some areas where you will need to decide if buying a particular real food is easier than making it from scratch.
…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
— Julia Childs, My Life in France
For my hearty eaters around my farm table, I need at least two jars of this magical real food to suffice my meal plan for a week.
Therefore, it is a fiscal dive bomb for me to buy this sumptuous yet lavish spread. My only recourse is to make my economic version. As I promised earlier, here is a real food recipe worthy of sharing. Your purse or wallet will squeal with delight at the savings, and your eyes will roll back when this ethereal spread glides across your taste buds.
Real Deal Mayo
What prevents you from changing your eating habits? Share your fears or frustrations with food.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Your porch sitting, coffee sipping friend,