Tao of Healthy Eating

Here we want to give you just the facts of smart healthy eating. The tao of healthy eating is just the meat of it, as it were. The tao is the way, path, or route. If you are looking for a more detailed explanation that the this page provides, click on over to the Healthy Eating Guidelines.

To boil it all down, the tao of healthy eating is all about eating what we were designed to eat, and following the diet of the healthiest people groups in the world. In short, it's about eating a hunter gatherer diet. But with a twist.

To start with, don't stop eating any of the foods you love. Just add new ones to your diet. Begin with having something fresh before you eat anything else.

Start with an apple, orange, carrot, watermelon ... a fruit or a vegetable before having whatever you normally eat. Then start adding more of the foods that fit in with the tao of healthy eating. The hunter gatherer diet is actually quite varied. It includes a vast range of tasty foods.

That means you get to eat:

And that's it.

Perhaps that's a bit too boiled down. Let's elaborate a little bit.

Vegetables means everything you would classify as a vegetable. Lettuce, broccoli, cucumber, bok-choy, radishes, kale, asparagus, onions, garlic, carrots - all the veggies. All your favorites, and all sorts of new ones you haven't had before. It's best eaten in season and raw.

Meat means meat. The ideal meat is organic wild meat. But failing that, organic grass fed domestic meat. And failing that, just meat.

Beef, Chicken, Fish, Turkey, Elk, Moose, Deer, Skunk (ewww, maybe not skunk)... Whatever you can get your hands on (or fork into as the case may be).

Fruit is the whole spectrum of fruit. Apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, papaya, kiwi, cherries, pineapple, pears, peaches, mangos... everything you can think of. It's best eaten fresh, and in season, and raw.

Nuts seeds and berries are also fairly self explanatory. The whole ranges of nuts, seeds and berries that you can think of. Berries make a great smoothie. Nuts and seeds are great snacks to munch on when you get hungry.

Don't worry about eating only the things on the smart healthy eating plan initially. Just eat what you like, and add more and more foods from the above list as you go along. You'll find those foods becoming what you like, and over time healthy foods will start to replace some of the less healthy choices you made before. It's actually quite simple!

Have an amazing recipe that your family loves?

Are you a great cook? Do you have an amazing healthy meal that others just have to try? Smart Healthy Eating is much easier with the right recipes. Get famous, as you help others eat better! Share your recipe with them.

[ ? ]

Upload up to 4 photos of your recipe[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Your Favorite Tao of Healthy Eating Recipes

Click below to see some delicious recipes. They were all created by other visitors to this page.

Stone Chili 
Put the following ingredients in a large pot. Don't be afraid to be creative and put non-traditional beans in the pot, including lima beans, peas, corn, …

Mom's Chili 
1-2 lbs browned & drained hamburger (or deer, elk, haven't tried turkey) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cans Bush's chili beans 28-32 oz tomato sauce …

Kayla's tuna sandwhich Not rated yet
Open your can of tuna, drain the juice, add one serving of mayonnaise (approximately 57 calories) and mix it in a bowl. Chop up little pieces of pickles, …

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore Not rated yet
1 large onion, sliced thinly 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 (6oz) cans tomato paste 1 1/2 tsp Italian …

KV's Mandarin Orange Salad  Not rated yet
Mandarin Orange Salad 1 lb. baby spinach (just use the romaine you have on hand) ½ lb romaine lettuce Green onions chopped (whatever onions you have …

Trista's Chili Not rated yet
I have a really good chili recipe, but it is beanless. It uses turkey instead of hamburger so it is normally cheaper and less fat. You do need to brown …

Click here to write your own.

For more detailed healthy eating guidelines, just click here!

For tons more information than the tao of healthy eating page provides, you can head up to the homepage where you'll find volumes of information on smart healthy eating, meal plans, recipes, and the whole she-bang.

Do you want all the latest updates, and info on what to eat, how to eat it, and why? Just enter your email address and get our totally free newsletter, packed with info and tips to help you on your path to health!

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Smart Healthy Eating News.

Questions? Suggestions?Click here to Contact Us!