My Definition of Healthy Part 1 – Real Food

Isaiah and Skye eating lunch

Real food, real people, real simple.

I’ve rung in the New Year and some new changes at Unconventional Kitchen.

  • Do you like the new logo and site design?
  • Also notice the tag line “real food, real people, real simple.”

I made these changes because I want you to know that Unconventional Kitchen is all about making healthy eating doable and realistic for anyone.

I want to help you learn to eat healthier and live healthier in 2013 and beyond. But you should know that I am not here to preach or set crazy limits.

I believe in:

– Eating real food.
– Teaching people how to make it realistic to make changes.
– Helping people understand that they do not have to do anything drastic to make changes for the better.  Just pick one thing and start there.

Ward family eating lunch together

My definition of health?

Click around online for just a few minutes and you’ll be bombarded with conflicting
advice, diets, and healthy living pop-up ads it can be overwhelming. Definitions of healthy eating vary so much that some are completely opposite of each other.

So here’s my simple definition of a healthy diet:

I eat what God created for us; veggies, greens, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and ethically raised meat.

To me being healthy isn’t just about what you eat.  It also means having a grateful heart, taking time to notice the good around you, and smiling.  I would add having a good laugh as well.  I know I always feel better about life and in turn feel healthier if I don’t take life too seriously.

Part 2 of my definition of healthy eating up next…..

What do you think? What is your definition of healthy?



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7 Responses to My Definition of Healthy Part 1 – Real Food

  1. Alisha says:

    In one of your other posts you talked about going to a naturopath that put you on a cleanse. Do you have their name?

    • admin says:

      Hi Alisha, Thanks for saying hello. Her name is Dr. Burgdorf. She is pretty intense but she was a good kick starter on helping me figure out my health.

  2. Kristi says:

    I think one thing I get caught up in is if I don’t eat perfect then I’m failing. Or one bad choice and a whole day or even weekend is ruined in my head and then it can become a binge fest. So realistic changes is perfect and starting somewhere is perfect. And not letting one bad choice make you a failure. Just pick up where you left off. Now to go give myself that pep talk. Lol

    • admin says:

      Kristi- I think we all think that way. I was just talking to a friend and she was saying the same thing. I make a healthy dinner and then I turn around and over eat, or have eat junk and ruin everything. I loved your pep talk, we can all use it. Your day isn’t ruined, just make the next meal a good choice :). Drops of awesome-have you read that?

  3. Brittany McDonald says:

    What is considered “ethically raised meat?” My family hunt deer and have them processed for meat that we store in our freezer. Does this count as ethically raised since the deer are wild when they are killed? I am new to the whole foods diet and i am very curious since i do love to cook with deer meat instead of other meats. Thank you.

    • admin says:


      Good question. Yes the deer would be. I consider ethically raised meat to be meat that is raised in it’s natural environment. The deer being the perfect example of ethically raised meat. Cows that are able to graze on grass, chickens that can move around, and aren’t packed into a tiny cage.

  4. Brittany McDonald says:

    Thank you for the reply 🙂

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