Meet the Hazeltons: Rebecca, her husband and child.
Introduction: please provide an overview about you and your family: “I am a nutritionist, my husband is a web developer. We are in our early 30’s and had our first child 19 months ago.”
What are the ways you nourish rather than merely feed your family? “I cook most all of our meals. We do not eat processed foods. We eat pastured meats, raw dairy, local organic veggies and fruits, ferment our own veggies, eat homemade soup regularly and drink filtered water.”
What were your first steps? “It has been awhile! Cooking at home more and gradually weaning off of pre-made sauces. Shopping at farmer’s markets, buying raw dairy from a local farm, switching to pastured meats and getting eggs from a nearby farm.”
How do you know you and your family are well nourished? “We feel great!”
What are some of your favorite meals or favorite foods? 1. Grassfed beef short ribs with zucchini cooked in red palm oil 2. Duck eggs over easy on top of spinach 3. Protein pancakes (duck eggs, almond meal, coconut oil, cinnamon, butter)
What pearls of wisdom would you offer those new to these principles? Learn to enjoy the taste of real foods, give your taste buds time to acclimate. Go visit a nearby farm to learn respect and where your food comes from. Get recipe suggestions from other family members and learn how to substitute poor quality ingredients for quality ingredients.
Final thoughts?! It feels so good to know that we are taking care of our bodies and the environment at the same time. I take great pride that my daughter is growing up on quality foods that are prepared healthily with lots of good fats!
Author: Rebecca Rovay-Hazelton
Rebecca4fitness Functional Fitness and Nutrition
Sandrine’s note: I have asked Rebecca to share a recipe with us … so there may be an update coming soon!
3 Responses to “We feel great!”
Thanks, Sandrine! Here is the link to my recipes: http://choosinghealthnow.com/recipes/
and I have a bunch of cooking videos for beginners too–here is the recipe for the protein pancakes (http://choosinghealthnow.com/blog/cooking-non-traditional-breakfasts-with-rebecca-holly-part-1-protein-pancakes/) and the the cooking video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK_vPxbYPrI).
Rebecca, your recipes sound delightful, though I would leave the skin on the grass-fed chicken breast – it’s perfectly healthy and provides that vitamin A your body needs to process the protein in the breast meat.
I want to make the Healthy Ranch Dressing – had to catch the recipe on the run in the video. Do you have a text version anywhere?
Kris, I LOVE chicken skin–couldn’t agree with you more. Most of my recipes keep the skin on and are with chicken thighs which I prefer since they are richer in purines…but I have a few recipes targeted to people who are slow to conform to eating meat on the bone and with the skin.
You’ll love the ranch dressing! Yes, if you just go to my main page and type “ranch” into the search box, it will bring up the recipe for you. Lemme know if you have any trouble. :)