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Eating Healthy in a Jiffy: Whole Foods

by Original Author: Amy Monk, Montgomery County | Adapted for Blog: Torrie Smith, Van Buren County

Eating Healthy in a Jiffy offers tips and recipes for scratch cooking with whole foods. Ever wonder “what is a whole food”? Amy Monk has 6 tips to help you identify whole foods and the health benefits associated with whole foods. 


Try these 6 tips will help you make scratch cooking with whole foods faster and easier:

1. Use "real food" in your diet. Look for the words "whole" or for ingredient lists with 5 or fewer ingredients.
2. Look for "whole grains" in bread ingredients.
3. Avoid addiditives in dairy products. Example: plain yogurt.
4. Avoid refined sugar or artificial sweeteners.
5. Opt for healthy fats such as avodacdo or olive oils.
6. Whatever you have handy in your home is what your family will eat!
For more information, contact your local Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at your County Extension Office