Real Food

Eating junk is easy. Open a box, a can, or a window and you have food in front of you within minutes. If it’s what you’re used to, then you probably think it tastes yummy. It’s sad that, in this day and age, something labeled Healthy, Low-fat, or Low-carb is automatically considered a health food. And if it’s a health food, you can eat as much of it as you like, right? Forget the fact that you don’t know what most of the ingredients are, much less can you pronounce them. Yuck!

Growing up my mom always cooked from scratch – nothing was artificially processed. It was delicious and healthy! Then I went to college, got married, had kids and slowly, but surely I chipped away at what I know to be healthy and somehow became a part of our Fast Food Nation. It makes me sad, but more than that it makes my body unhealthy.

Well, the other day Phil remarked to me that he probably needed more fiber in his diet. Knowing what the two of us eat, I can attest to it’s likely truth. So I started to do some research and found a wonderful blog called 100 Days of Real Food. This is a priceless Real/Whole Foods resource owned by mom Lisa Leake. She has a 14 week challenge to put your family on a Real Foods diet. I thought it sounded like fun, so I (miraculously) got Phil on board and away we go!

Week 1 is to add 2 fruits and/or vegetables to each meal. I’ve had fun finding ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into meals, rather than just eating them as they are. Smoothies have been a big hit with everyone in the house, especially Katie.

We only started Sunday, but so far I love the direction we are going with our diet and our health. I can’t wait to share more with next weeks challenge!

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