I recently had a revelation about the way we eat in our family. For the past year I have been eating a low carb, low fat and mostly sugar free diet. My husband and children on the other hand have continued eating their high fat, high carb, high sugar, processed food diet. I have been very bothered about this but wasn't sure how to go about changing it and how to get a picky 10 year old and an even pickier 8 year old on board(my husband will eat most anything and the 2 year old will throw anything you give him across the kitchen). The other day I was watching an episode of Oprah and became inspired. After doing more reading and research I came to the conclusion that it isn't too late but if I need to do something now.
My goal is to limit the processed foods-or as I like to call them, frozen crap. I was going to completely eliminate them but couldn't imagine making homemade ketchup, mayonnaise etc. I want to minimize white flour and bring whole wheat and grains into our meals. I want to see my kids excited about fruits and vegetables. I want to see them try and enjoy new foods- not just those that come from the freezer and can be prepared in the toaster. Homemade meals made with real, mostly natural ingredients. I have seen my children enjoy these foods on occasion and wanted those occasions to come more often.
Thanks for joining me on this wild ride. I plan to include recipes and pictures of the meals I make. I look forward to your recommendations and comments.