I have decided we need to make some changes around here.
We have slowly started to implement some green changes in our family with cloth diapering, joining an organic co-op, getting rid of paper towels, getting rid of a lot of plastic and using natural cleaning supplies. Now I am on a mission to get more REAL FOOD in our lives and eliminate most of the processed stuff! I was really informed and convicted after watching the documentary, FOOD, INC. I cannot look at meat/food the same after watching it. I had read Fast Food Nation a long time ago, and it helped me stop wanting to eat fast food, even though I still cannot seem cut out Chick-Fil-A.
Real food and organic food is more expensive but there are good reasons for it. Instead of “saving money” buying processed foods, I want to transition to buying real food. I know it will be hard and there will be good and bad days, but I am going to try. It will mean more prepping, cooking, and planning. It will be very challenging for me and my sweet tooth! We will still have birthday cake on birthdays, and enjoy some things, but I really want to change the way we eat and what we eat.
My husband and I are in the process of reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by: Barbara Kingslover. We want to be farmers! Not todaybut maybe one day when are old and gray. In the mean time, I would like to support those wonderful farmers and start a garden of my own!
What brought on wanting to make this change: Definitely having kids and wanting to put the best in their bodies, doing research, and finding out we are moving to Louisville, KY. Sometimes big changes bring on more changes.
I found a great website with wonderful resources and challenges: 100 Days of Real Food. She has great recipes, and I have tried the pancakes and muffins already, so good. She has little mini challenges each week too, so you can start slow, real slow. The muffins were great, but definitely taste different from the sugar filled ones. We added some strawberries that we picked at a local strawberry farm! Awesome!
I am going to miss wonderful Earthfare and all it’s free coupons, makeover challenges, samples, and little kids grocery carts, but know I will find some great farmer’s markets and local grocery stores in Louisville, KY. I have already been scoping out some great places!
So for breakfast this morning we had: Banana and Berry smoothies with Whole Wheat Pancakes, so good! Now I need a recipe for some yummy scones. Ideas anyone?