Do you know how important you are? That’s the question that comes to mind when I work with the women in my practice. 95% of my practice is women. Men, don’t get me wrong, you’re extremely important too. But I think women tend to take care of everyone in their household and sometimes extended family. They are typically holding a career and often juggling 20 plates at the same time. Women often set aside their own needs in order to take care of others.
I encourage you to make the time to cook real food for yourself. Why? Because you are important. You’re worth it. And if you don’t keep yourself healthy with good wholesome food, something will give, and you’ll spiral downward. And at that point, how will you take care of your family or keep the stress level in check?
You may wonder why I substitute some of the below ingredients in "healthy" recipes I find online. You may be surprised that some foods commonly considered as a healthy alternative, actually are not all that helpful. I love experimenting in the kitchen with new ideas, which keeps me from becoming bored with mundane meals and snacks. And I like to make sure I’m using ingredients that heal my body. I hope this guide makes substituting healthy ingredients in your recipes easier to do and cooking fun again! (Scroll down for an easy-to-use table of substitutions.)