Food is usually central to these events. Many of our special meals and treats are foods that have been passed down by our ancestors through the family tree. These foods are often distinct to certain ethnic groups, as they were developed based on the climate and geography of their particular place in the world. We may have lost the historical significance of these foods and now see them as somehow tied to our identity.
Is it possible to retain the memories, the family warmth and laughter and make some adaptions to the food we eat to create healthier options for ourselves and those in future generations that we want to see live a long and healthy life. We begin to recognize that we are a long way from the farms of our ancestors, and we need to make smart choices to avoid the pesticides, herbicides, sugars, unhealthy fats, processed ingredients if we sincerely want to be healthy.
I am finding that it is possible to create traditions around healthier foods and the memories are just as rich and warm. This Easter my daughter and I enjoyed several healthy & delicious treats. One that we especially enjoyed was a fruit salad with a cashew cream sauce.
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