January 4, 2013

Establishing a Sustainable Diet

Years ago when I started this blog, my food journey was in its infancy. I was just starting to understand the power of food — its impact on the health of our bodies, our communities, and our environment.

Gradually, I began to shape my food choices based on my understanding of healthy. It started small, by enrolling in a CSA and learning what it meant to eat seasonally.

Since I grew up on a farm, I already knew where real food came from—but there was a period of time (let's call them the 'Lost Years') when I leaned on frozen dinners, bought the cheapest chicken, and scoffed at the prices of organics. Way back when, I considered a bag of Doritos and a 20-ounce Dr Pepper to be lunch. Ouch.

When Sustainable Diet was just a little blog to see how I'd handle our weekly CSA deliveries, I had no idea what a profound impact food would have in my life. It's become much more than just a blog idea for me; it's a way of life.

And I'm thinking that many of you out there are looking for simple ways to tap into this sustainable way of eating. So I thought I'd start an easy-to-follow Eat Clean in 2013 conversation to help you make strides toward a more sustainable diet. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and look for #EatClean2013. Take part in the conversation — add your own ideas, ask questions, and connect with people around you.

Together we'll #EatClean2013 !