Monday, July 6, 2009

People might say I'm crazy but...

My first brush with nutrition came while my my husband was in nursing school and learned how much fat and sugar was in many of the foods we ate daily. I remember that we were very impacted by the figures and had changed the way we were eating--at least for awhile. When we decided to start our family, I set myself on eating the best food possible for conception and pregnancy. After my first son was born, I tried to follow all the best nutrition rules for him and even vowed that he would never eat chicken nuggets!

Well that was over ten years ago and I sometimes buy my chicken nuggets in the freezer section at Sam's Club and find myself stocking up on snack foods so I won't have to actually "prepare" things when my ravenous children are calling out for food. Even though we have tried to minimize sugary treats and not eat out too much, there is still much room for improvement. After I finished reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, I am excited about feeding my family well again. I don't expect it to be easy and I don't think I can follow everything 100% but if even small changes can have a positive effect on our future health, I think it is worth a shot.

So here it goes, my attempt to wean my family from what food researchers call the "Western Diet."

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Great blog name and are so creative. Yes, the 'western diet' leaves MUCH to be desired...I guess we see that in the state of our nation's physical health. I tend to be sporadic in my healthy eating ...just like a lot of things in my life unfortunately. Coincidentally, we are getting back on the nutrition wagon right now - so we should compare notes! I look forward to more from you!


FEEDJIT Live Traffic Feed