It is an understatement, I’m sure, to assume the Proverbs 31 woman didn’t feed her kids processed foods. They probably didn’t eat many hotdogs, chef boyardee, or frozen chicken nuggets. I made a great attempt at clean eating in our family. I failed miserably!
I am in charge of ALL menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. The only exception is Sunday lunch. We usually go out to a restaurant after church.
This means I choose what my family eats. I get very little input from my husband, except that he prefers healthy meals. He means lots of fruits and vegetables, but it isn’t a real meal unless there is meat, too.
I decided back in the spring that our family would make a conscious effort to stop eating processed foods. Many of our vegetables are garden grown or from the farmers’ market during the spring and summer anyway. Much of our meat we processed ourselves as well. I haven’t quite figured out milk yet, but we have been working hard on our changes. Until Superhero Son and I got Strep Throat!
Once we were diagnosed, we made a beeline for Kroger. After dropping off the prescriptions, we made our way to the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and the ice cream. Through my feverish state, I didn’t know how to fix clean food that we could swallow without howling in pain! I even tried Ramen noodles, but it was too salty and got dumped anyway!
Lessons learned: If I am going to commit to clean eating, I have to learn all of the tricks for emergency situations. I really didn’t like the mashed potatoes or the mac and cheese. It tasted so much worse than the foods we had gotten used to eating. The ice cream, however, was amazing!
If any of you have advice on clean eating, please help me out!