With so many types of dietary needs, priorities and choices there had to be a way to make a bridge across the table and bring people back into one plan.
Food for Well-Being by Dale and Teré Foster addresses many dietary hurdles with practical instruction how to live it out in daily life. Dale and Teré produced over 100 corresponding videos and continue to add more as they learn together how to bridge the gap across their dinner table. For customers who want to get started quickly and painlessly, Pre-cooked Food for Well-Being can be ordered already cooked in mason jars or in boiling pouches. This is the perfect solution to bridge the gap as you learn to cook with whole foods or if you don’t have time to learn.
Food for Well-Being is a bridge that made it possible for a vegetarian and a meat-eater to survive in the same household. The plan also serves as a bridge between gluten sensitive eaters and bread eaters, dieters and big eaters. Teré Foster, a light-eater, vegetarian from California, wrote a cookbook with the help of her husband, Dale Foster, an athlete, meat-eater from the Mid-West who needed big meals to sustain his active lifestyle. This couple struggled for many years and worked together to find a way of eating that would make them both happy. Soon they added two children into the mix and the situation became more complicated. Children often beg for things that are not good for them and this wise couple didn't want to play the role of the "food police" always saying "no" to any and all junk food.
Dale loves to cook, but Teré wants to stick to whole foods. Teré eats healthy, but isn’t very organized about having dinner on the table at a certain time. Dale is willing to cook whatever it takes to keep his new family sitting around the same dinner table, but didn't know how to cook with whole foods. Thus My Whole Foods Kitchen was conceived as a clear-cut plan with recipes and instructions. The couple looked for meals made from whole foods that would make the whole family happy.
With this plan in place, they have been able to enjoy their meals around the table every night of the week. The results have been a sense of "well-being" as Dale has eliminated meat almost entirely from his diet and the boys, now teenagers, are well-educated healthy eaters with a compassionate heart for their fellow creatures.
Here's how they make the Meal Plan work:
Dale strongly believes in having dinner around the table every night while Tere is less formal about her meals. As the perfect compromise, Teré was willing to formalize her eating habits to include dinner at the table, if Dale was willing to cook the whole foods that Teré wanted to eat. Together they assigned an ethnic theme to each day of the week; Monday Mexican, Tuesday Tandoori, etc. They pre-measured whole foods ingredients into bags for each theme and put them in boxes. Teré cooks up the meals for the week ahead of time including rice, quinoa. lentils and a variety of beans. At meal time whenever Dale gets the inspiration to cook he uses these ready to eat whole foods as his "groceries" to make meals.
Food for Well-Being Meal Plan can be eaten by vegan, vegetarian and gluten free eaters because every meal includes whole foods plant protein that springs from the ground naturally. Some members of your family may want to include meat, dairy, eggs, fish or sweets but please don’t judge or complain about the choices your loved ones make.
Because healthy cooking was a part of Teré's childhood, her instincts about cooking and planning meals are incredibly simple and powerfully packed with short cuts that make the process of cooking with whole foods easy and sustainable. She eliminates the need to buy foods at the grocery store and can live comfortably without those high-calorie, high-sodium, high-fructose corn syrup, high-cholesterol, processed foods with which Americans fill their shopping carts.
When you embark on Food for Well-Being whole food menu you will be stepping into a whole new world you didn't know existed. One that is not at all dependent upon a trip to the grocery store. Whole foods store well in a cool place for many years, so it is easy to have everything you need on hand simply by having a stack of boxes of Food for Well-Being. Knowing that you have food on hand that you and your loved ones can live on for a year or more brings a stabilizing sense of well-being.
Speaking about formal nutritional educational programs Teré states that, "Knowing the facts about health and nutrition doesn't mean that nutritionists actually know how to feed a family on a daily basis." Teré goes on to say "Learning a subject in the classroom and then implementing that subject into daily living are two different things. Our plan gets right down to breakfast, lunch and dinner and even plans for what to do with the leftovers."
Teré continues, "Established nutritional programs seem to think a cooking class is not a worthy formal subject matter, so students often graduate as a Health Coach or a Nutritionist without a practical, teachable plan for healthy cooking. They often rely on expensive nutritional supplements to meet their dietary needs rather than getting what they need from the foods they eat. This is understandable since cooking meals that provide all of their dietary needs was not part of their education. But our plan is based around inexpensive whole foods in pre-measured packages instead of expensive supplements that try to imitate the real thing,” Tere protests. "This is just a variation of the pill-popping Western Medicine mentality. It's silly to me to take a pill of turmeric or garlic for example and not enjoy the incredible flavor that turmeric or garlic gives to your meal. The original whole food found in nature is always superior to a pill." Nutritionists and health coaches use this program with great enthusiasm as they see the wisdom of the little things that make this plan so unique and so "do-able" for the average family.