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Single Ingredient Simplicity | Sunshine Dad
The secret to eating healthy is simple: Single ingredient meals. I have found that the absolute best way to lead a healthful, gluten free life is to eat the purest of pure things you can find. Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry. The rewards are tremendous—whether you have celiac or not. Have you ever made a breakfast of a perfectly poached egg, and nothing else? Or a lunch of a half-dozen of boiled shrimp, a lemon wedge and an avocado? How about a dinner of pan-fried lamb chops in olive oil with a side of kale? If you shop carefully (or better yet, grow it in your own backyard), a single-ingredient meal can be so satisfying and easy, yet is oft-overlooked. When I was growing up in the '70s, and even still as I was raising my children, I unfortunately fell victim to food advertising and getting stuff to "grab and go". Looking back, I wish I knew then what I know so well now. I was laser-focused on work (with my intense nursing schedule) and raising