It’s so nice to say that we made it through the first week of 2012 with FLYING COLORS! It felt good to be back on track eating the way we want, and taking a little more control of our food. We haven’t been as brave as the family from the 100 days of real food blog to prepare and take our foods with us when we go to a party. At least not yet.
I was very inspired by reading about this families’ journey to dumping processed foods out of their lives. And I would say that we’re well on our way. At this point we buy very few processed foods – in fact – we buy very little that comes in packages at all. We do still buy almond milk, almond butter in the jar, and some pickles from the farmers markets – or friends If you searched our cabinets now, the beans are all from the bulk bin. And I think there is one lonely box of microwave popcorn that just hasn’t been thrown away nor eaten since we started our new adventures. The other bags are organic flours of varying options – in my quest to find a way to still have noodles or bread without gluten.
Last week when the reporter came over for my interview I was proud to open my very messy, over stuffed fridge. Less than 3% of the contents isn’t some kind of a whole food. A few random bottles of seasonings or dressings – that need to be purged eventually. I guess I keep the dressing around for when the nephews visit — they haven’t yet adapted to a balsamic dressing on their salads. The rest was fresh, real food. Mostly organic, grown without pesticides and a large portion of it from local sources, too.
I don’t know what the rest of 2012 has to offer, but I am ready to find new ways to add healthier twists to each turn in the road, and I really appreciate your taking the time to read and journey with us. We love hearing from you, too, so always feel free to post a comment, if you’d like.