So I cleaned out my fridge and all that’s in it is 90% organic stuff…. ewwww you say, eeeeewww right back at yah…. LOL. I haven’t change the type food like chicken or eggs, I just replace them with food that are grown by local organic farmers, with the use of little or no pesticide.
Too healthy for you? Well, you might want to rethink that. If you have kids, that little boy or girl depends on you to feed them the right nutritious food, engage them in healthy conversations, stimulate their minds and fuel their energy. Well feeding them junk isn’t gonna do it.. A trip to McDonald, taco bell etc, isn’t helping…the food or what YOU think is food maybe be 30% the real thing plus 70% garbage.
Now take a look at your gorgeous child and tell me you don’t fall in love all over again. Everytime he amazes you with his antics or conversations…. And then answer this why am I feeding my child GARBAGE? He/She is not a human incinerator that whatever junk I can whip up or buy, he can get rid of it…NO, the dump is for that.
Except for the rich and famous, no one has excess money like that ( I for one don’t, I struggle just like the next working class, dependent on his next pay check to survive)…so why don’t I shut the hell up and go sit in a corner and eat the cheap junk like everyone else???!…. BECAUSE I REFUSE TO.
For my son who is 4, for my hubs and my own health, I REFUSE TO. I work ungodly, unhealthy hours and sleep at ungodly hrs( 8am- 2:30pm)… Ouch!!!! you say.. Yes. I leave work at “crack head time of the morning” 3 am… Depending on the mood of the train or train conductor I get home at 5-6. I spend the night trying to get work done (never-ending, always on the grind)while…trying to mentally prepare a delicious nutritious, quick meal in my head for my son’s lunch, and the hubs and myself dinner. So lunch time is spent going to my many recipe collection, and picking out recipes depending on what I have on hand.
When I get home, I pull these ingredients out and get to work. Now hubs and the little man leaves around 7am so I have 1hr, 2 tops to get that done. His lunch is always prepared, with 2 boxes of juice, water and a snack.
I spend at least 1 hr with him, ( he hangs out with me in the kitchen and gives me an update on what happened while I was at work)…. Watch out daddy, he tells on you too……:-). He shows me his homework, begs to stay home with me OH! every five mins or so… Lol… and gets the same answer every time..or he watches cartoons and the news. Daddy dresses him and they are out the door. This is where I collapse into the bed.
Okay I said all that to say, your time isn’t anymore precious than mine…(oh, I had two jobs at one point and still did all that)… Spend the time to eat and feed you family nutrious, good for you food, don’t neglect the little ones. A little Debbie snack with potato chip and soda are nothing but empty garbage filled calories that does nothing for your child and you.
Instead try a bean burger… Quick delicious and filling…and a snack of maybe an organic, orange and banana cut in bite size pieces… Or make him a quick Organic PBJ sandwich or bananwich( smashed bananas with real wholewheat or oat bread)
Listen, I for one understand that these food are mega expensive, but start with the basics, and eventually you will have it and no longer grimace at the prices as you would have gotten use to it.
I will try to help with recipes and where the deals are, but you gotta help yourself too, research, research and research. How about cutting out or cutting down on the necessary junk out your life like (reality tv, going out to eat salt laden food, drinking every weekend etc… Spend sometime home and research recipes, how the big giant food industry along with Drs and Big Pharma are squeezing money and your life out of you. I love my movies just like the next person, want to hog the TV every now and then but I have to balance it out.
Hubs and I spend all our weekends home having healthy debates, hanging out with the little one, Sat or Sunday is date movie night or I just go to sleep because Lord knows I sleep when I can to catch up. It’s boring you might add.. but it all depends on your expectations, your self esteem, your priorites,and goals.
I spend the week rubbing shoulders with people, crazy people on my commute to and from work and at work. On the weekends, only wild horses could get me out… In the summer, we go out of course to BBQ, kiddie birthday parties, and yes I will admit that while I don’t indulge in the food I will drink my way through the wine coolers…. Yup… Me likey!!! ( I’m working on it…lol)
Okay enough, about me. Think about what I’ve said because what you skimp on today may cost you in Dr’s bills later on.
And remember: With your health, there should be no compromise!!
Baby steps that’s all it takes.