With the everyday hustle in our fast-paced lives, we often find ourselves disconnected from the food we eat. That’s why sharing a healthy meal with loved ones is so incredibly important. It allows us to slow down and reconnect with our roots, reminding us of who we are and where we come from. More importantly, it gives us a new level of appreciation for the delicious food that is shared. These are the moments when we celebrate being together, and find the connection between our health and the high-quality foods that we choose to put into our bodies.
It’s the little things that have a big impact on our overall health. Pick out your freshest seasonal produce at the local farmer’s market, because not only is it delicious, it’s also more nutritious.
Recognize seasonal produce is picked at an optimal peak time to enhance flavor profiles, and is also packed with a higher antioxidant and nutritional punch.
Be willing to be adventurous by trying something new, like that neon green-colored Romanesco broccoli, or the exotic red skinned dragon fruit.
Sustainable nutrition Expert Kim Denkhaus of Farm Haus Nutrition shares 3 simple recipes that remind us how the culture of food can be transformational, and why eating nourishing food is always better together.
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Kim Denkhaus, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with her private practice based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In a modern-day society focused on convenience and fast-paced lifestyles, Kim is on a mission to help people reconnect with food in a sustainable, healthier way that will help them appreciate where their food comes from and empower them to use use whole foods to fuel and nourish their bodies.