We are beginning a set of mini-pledges to transfer to “real food” eating. After trying to figure out if we want to go vegan, whole foods, clean eating, Trim Healthy Mama, Adkins, I was really getting discouraged. After all, one person says wheat is bad. The next one says meat is bad. Yet another says milk is bad. Yet another says that anything alive is bad.
It can drive a person batty! So in the course of searching for yummy recipes I discovered Lisa Leake’s website, 100 Days of Real Food. In 2010 Lisa and her family pledged to go 100 days without eating a single ounce of processed or refined food. She chronicled her journey and the rest is history. I was intrigued. But trying to quit cold-turkey (no pun intended), is that possible for my family?
Lisa must understand us. She posted this: 14 weeks of mini-pledges. Now THIS we can do!
So Monday morning, we begin.
- Week 1: Two fruits and/or vegetables per meal – Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.
- So, I’m working on the menu plan for next week (beginning Monday). And my brain stops. Right there. Sigh.
I did manage to get an approved snack list made for our refrigerator.
- Can you see that we are dealing with braces in this house? Yep, makes this challenge REALLY fun. Now if I can just get Dad to give up the Diet Coke…