Last summer, I did something I never thought I would do--grind wheat. It all started when the Relief Society put in a group order for wheat grinders. I didn't know what I'd do with a wheat grinder but we're supposed to have one, right? So I ordered one. Now what? I was thrilled to find out that our next Enrichment meeting was entitled "How to Use Your Wheat." Two very knowledgeable sisters shared recipes, tips, and techniques on cooking with wheat. I felt enlightened. They also referenced the Word of Wisdom and read to us how wheat is for man and grain is to be the staff of life.
I've always focused on the don'ts of the Word of Wisdom. Maybe now was the time to start trying the do's. Eat grain, fruit of the vine, in season, meat sparingly. It is stated so simply. Sometimes the world floods us with information on what we should and shouldn't eat--more antioxidents, Omega-3s, fiber, etc. and less trans fat, saturated fat, refined sugar. The lists go on and on. But the more I read from nutritionists, scientists, and fitness experts, the more I realize the truthfulness of the Word of Wisdom and appreciate it's simplicity.
It hasn't been easy. I've had to search out new recipes and and change the way I shop for food. Old habits can be hard to break. I still have a long way to go but I continue to learn and improve day by day. It's been a fun challenge and I know that my family will be blessed because of it.