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Love Your Body And The Planet

We are firm believers that the best way to show love to yourself, your body and the people in your life is to cook delicious, fresh, homemade food.

When it comes to making great food, you have to start with great ingredients. That’s why we recommend getting to your local farmer’s market as often as you can. There, you’ll find the freshest ingredients that are in season and will support your body’s health, no matter the time of year.

We know farmer’s markets can feel a bit overwhelming so we wanted to break it down and make the experience a little simpler.  Even if you aren’t getting to the farmer’s market, these tips can apply to shopping at your local grocery store too.

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First, it’s important to go with some reusable shopping bags. They make it easier to schlep your bounty and are good for the environment. We like the ones that roll up into a neat little velcro package. Since they fold so small, you can keep them in your purse permanently and be farmer’s market ready at all times.

Next, put your brave face on because it’s really, really important to talk to your farmers. Engage them, ask them questions, find out everything you can about where your food came from! Some basic ones are: How far did you travel?  What is your favorite fruit/veggie/cut of meat right now?

Quinn wrote an incredibly comprehensive guide HERE. She gives you all the questions you can/should ask and tells you exactly how to engage your farmer in an easy, breezy convo.

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Finally, here is what you should pick up…

  • 1 Leafy green: Because you should always, always have leafy greens in your diet. The more the merrier/healthier.

  • 1 Veggie that seems to be abundant: You know, that thing that seems to be at every stand. Get some! Veggies that are in season always taste best and when something is abundant it is also very affordable.

  • 1 In-season fruit: Satisfy your sweet tooth with some seasonal fruits. This time of year it’s all about apples, pears or, if you can find ‘em, persimmons and pawpaws.

  • 1 Frivolous item that you’ve never cooked with before: This is how you learn! Be brave, be bold. And then get to googling…

  • Raw Honey: This is nectar of the gods! Raw honey has tons of medicinal properties. It’s like a low-grade antibiotic so it’s amazing for immunity and will help you build up a tolerance to seasonal allergies in your area.

  • Pasture Raised Eggs: You haven’t eaten eggs until you’ve eaten pasture raised eggs. They just taste better, richer and have way more flavor. Crack these babies open and prepare to be amazed at the vibrance of the orange yolk.

When you get home, you’ll find that you have all these simple ingredients that you can mix and match to make a myriad of meals. If you’re not sure what to cook, hop on over to {Healthy} Cooking Camp for some inspiration. Or go to the Google. It always has answers. :)

Happy Cooking!

Nothing but love,

Quinn + Robyn

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Robyn and Quinn started {Healthy} Cooking Camp to share recipes that are easy, fun and delicious. They both went to the world’s leading nutrition school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where they were certified as Health Coaches. Rock the Kitchen with their quick & delicious recipes via their website and Facebook. 

  • RP

    Great advice – thanks!

    • The Daily Love

      We’re glad you enjoyed it! :) -Team TDL