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Food Combining

Recently I wrote about the theory of Food Combining. I want to share some tools that I use to prepare our meals while being conscious of food combinations, and it all revolves around my fridge! Makes sense, right? I mean, the fridge is the center of meal preparation, so in my house it serves as a permanent reminder of our approach to daily nutrition.

So here is my fridge, very kid friendly and typical for a young family. I keep some key information posted on the outside of my fridge; I have the opportunity to review it every time I open the door. In my years of research I compiled some very useful charts of information which I have laminated and posted on my fridge. Most importantly, my "Food Combining Chart" which outlines the breakdown of food groups and the varying degrees with which they combine.
 
 
 Then I have a handy "Vegan Food Pyramid" which is a modification of the traditional food pyramid, omitting animal products. I do strive to be vegan, and although I am not achieving that food plan currently, it serves as a constant reminder and incentive for myself. 



 
As a supplement to the food combining chart, I have 2 sheets outlining the digestion times of various foods. Again, it's a handy visual reminder every time I am in the kitchen around food, preparing meals.


I also have a list of vitamins that are found in various fruits and vegetables. I have more detailed charts of these filed away with my cookbooks- this is all the room I have on my refrigerator door!

Lastly, I have an ongoing list of foods I am trying to avoid. Pre-pregnancy (last year) this list was very long. During pregnancy it was taken down as I didn't restrict specific foods as much as I applied moderation to my food plan. Now 7 months postpartum, I am trying to refine my food plan again, starting with refined sugar. Since I took this photo I have added Juice and Meat to this list. It will be growing :) I think coffee will be next, then dairy.


I recently tried to find these charts online again for a client, but as is the nature of the vast internet I was unable to. Because I love to share my information, enthusiasm, and tools for success I have scanned them. Enjoy, and put them to good use! Feel free to email me if you want a higher resolution copy of the scan.

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