If the food meets these criteria, it is most likely a wise choice, and would fall under the designation of “real food.”
To truly optimize your health, I also recommend customizing your diet to fit your nutritional type. Once you’ve determined your nutritional type, you’ll know which foods to add to your diet, and which to limit or avoid when cooking.
Reclaiming your kitchen is part and parcel of healthful living, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your body. If you need help to get started, see Colleen Huber’s helpful tips on how to eat healthier organic food, free from many additives and preservatives, on a budget.
And if you’re “hooked” on fast food and other processed foods, please review my article on How to Wean Yourself Off Processed Foods in 7 Steps. It’s one of the absolute most positive life changes you could make!