You or someone you may know may have an issue with a particular food, like milk, gluten, or eggs. You may also know people who eat a diet based on personal preference, like vegan, paleo, or keto. Check out the infographics below to get an idea of the modern diet basics of many people.
Making your own food or having friends over for dinner might seem a little daunting at first, but with just a little research and a willingness to try something new, you can develop a menu that will make everyone happy.
Many people say they want to or are eating clean. I like to think of eating clean about how my great grandparents prepared and ate food—lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grain bread, and not deep frying your protein options.
Eating clean does not mean avoiding most items that come in a can, glass jar, or box. You have to read the label to see if it is high in salt or sugar. Definitely check the serving size and calorie count. If you cook a lot, you know the importance salt has in a meal, but you want to control the amount of salt.
Along with clean eating, there is the Slow-Carb diet. It’s a step up from Keto, where carbs are concerned. Personally, I have IBS and know my food triggers. I’ve tried a few diets and know my bowels work better with a moderate amount of carbs in the form of grains and rice. Choosing to eat carbs that require a little more to break down in my gut makes my system happy. So, I usually eat pretty clean and make brown rice.
Cooking for yourself or others and working with food intolerances, allergies and preferences can be challenging, but it will also open up new food ideas. There are so many recipes online to help you create a great meal to make everyone happy.