Seems like the older generation knew best after all. Because something as simple as bringing food back to how it used to be (before industry ruined it) is enough to create a NYC wellness trend.
Busy New Yorkers gladly stand in line for these gourmet health meals that are entirely un-processed, organic and non-GMO – and also insanely tasty.
We took a brief look at how you can adopt Hu Kitchen’s key philosophy at home.
Un-process your food
“If you don’t recognize the ingredient there is a good chance your body won’t either”
Do: choose food that exists in nature.
Don’t: eat food made in labs. Think fillers, emulsifiers, GMO.
Good grains only
“Grains aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Vegetables are carbs too and they are almost always a better choice”
Do: look for grain-free alternatives when possible. Minimize gluten.
Don’t: eat grains that aren’t whole.
Look at calorie quality, not quantity
“Don’t count calories, make ingredients count”
Do: make a habit of checking out the ingredients list with new foods.
Don’t: focus so much on the number of calories.
Rearrange your plate
“We don’t want to push animal protein off the plate completely, but we’re making plants the main event again”
Do: fill the center of your plates with fruit and vegetables. Put the meat on the side
Don’t: let the meat play the main role
“We think sugar in any form isn’t great for you, but we also love sweets, so our approach is to be smart about how we use sweeteners”
Do: use coconut sugar, unfiltered honey, maple syrup.
Don’t: use cane sugar, corn sugar or artificial sweeteners
“It’s not fat that makes us sick. It’s the wrong fat”
Do: use olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, avocado, animal fat (from the right animals)
Don’t: use canola oil
“If you are going to eat animals, demand that they eat what animals are suppose to eat”
Do: choose grass-fed animals, pastured meat and dairy, wild seafood and organic eggs and dairy
Don’t: eat animal products that are given grains, hormones, antibiotics or GMO-foods.
“Be smart about what needs to be organic”
Do: strive to eat food that is free of toxic chemicals and GMO.
Don’t: feel like everything has to be organic. Think!
Learn more about the philosophy at hukitchen.com
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