Following a healthy and well-balanced diet is extremely important – we all know that by now! However, even though we are always told to ease off on the sugary and fatty foods, it can be quite hard actually following this advice. All the foods that are bad for us just taste too good to ignore! However, there is one way around that. You should think about making your own food from scratch. By doing so, you can get excited about healthy foods again, and will be able to reap all the benefits of your hard work (which makes the food taste even better)! Once you start making and producing your own food, you will turn your back on the supermarket’s processed and unhealthy food for good. Here are some great hobbies to get you started.
Bake Your Own Bread
Bread has got a bit of a bad reputation these days. That’s all because it is a carbohydrate, which studies show can lead to us easily putting on weight. However, it is only the refined carbs that you should watch out for, such as white bread. This kind of bread isn’t whole grain and has had all its nutritional value stripped from it. Not only that, though, but a lot of extra sugar is often added to it during production. So, it is a good idea to stop eating unhealthy white bread. Instead, think about making your own whole grain loaves, and adding lots of healthy seeds. This way, you will be sure that you know exactly what is going into your family’s loafs. If you don’t have much time to bake, invest in a bread maker!: http://www.which.co.uk/reviews/bread-makers.
Grow Your Own Fruit And Veg
If you love being active outside, then you will love growing your own fruit and vegetables. This is also a great option for families who are considering switching to an organic diet, as you will be able to grow your own food without the use of chemicals and other toxins. This is also a great hobby to get the kids involved in. They will love watching their seedlings grow into large plants, and will also enjoy harvesting their fruit and vegetables. If you are completely new to growing your own food, think about starting with a fruit tree or bush: http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/.
Pickle Your Own Food
Lots of families regularly enjoy pickled food, such as pickled onions, beetroot, and eggs. But did you know that they are as healthy as they are tasty? Recent studies show that pickled and fermented foods are extremely good for our gut health. And if you start making your own, you can be sure that there is no hidden salt or sugar like there might be with ones you buy in the supermarket! This is an incredibly easy hobby to get into, and you can find plenty of pickle recipes online.
Who knew hobbies could be so healthy and tasty?! Which one do you fancy getting your family into?