What is Whole Food?
Wikipedia defines whole food as “Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Whole foods typically do not contain added ingredients, such as salt, carbohydrates, or fat.”
In my kitchen I’d like this to mean fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, full-fat dairy (preferably non-homogenized), meats and fish and some grains. Because I also have sensitivity to gluten, this should not include gluten-containing grains but does include rice, corn, buckwheat, oats and quinoa (which are technically berries).
I say “I’d like this to mean” and “should not include” because I am not always well-disciplined when it comes to my diet. My pantry presently has iced-oatmeal cookies, fiber bars and Top Ramen and my freezer has oodles of frozen bread products and pizzas. There’s definitely room for improvement!