1/07/2007

This is our first attempt at healthy eating this year:-DWhat you are seeing is garlic sauteed spinach, fish and brown rice.
This was NOT a resolution;-) In Dec when I had to have my gallbladder out I realized I am getting old...I can't continue to make bad food choices and my body not pay. Coming from a Mom that LOVED to cook with bacon grease and pig parts this is hard for me lol My kids love veggies but I am sure the ways that *I* cook them take all the good stuff out. Greens and spinach are a HUGE favorite in our house so I thought I would start there. Tonight I didn't fry anything or cook it in bacon fat or with anything "bad" and the kids STILL loved it so maybe this won't be so hard for them...ok for me it might be;-) Actually I will admit the spinach is really good but the rice is brown and I like white rice...plus the fish here isn't fresh so that is going to be an adjustment for me. The kids are totally on board with this and when we went shopping yesterday they helped me find the "good stuff". We didn't buy any processed foods and the chips that I splurged on for them are baked. Not so hard to avoid the bad stuff if you stick to the perimeter of the store lol Hopefully this will be a good thing for all of us:-) Don't worry they are still kids and we will eat some "bad stuff" lol I just want to make sure that the majority of our meals are healthy and that they learn to make better choices. I will tell you that eating healthy is WAY more expensive! I'll let you know how it works out:-D

6 comments:

Paul said...

Healthy? What is that? Are you suggesting that my pop tart and pecan pie diet might not be appropriate for an old guy like me?

Barbie said...

LOL Paul! I would actually love to have that diet:-) Way less dishes for me;-)

Ann V. said...

That looks delicious, Barbie! It is sad that healthy means more expensive... but as I have been writing and thinking about.... how we need to take care of our vineyard...

Blessings on you, Barbie...
Ann V.

Lynn said...

All I can say is...ok. I need to be healthy too. I hope fried foods are in heaven. You are an inspiration once again!

Vicki said...

I'm on board with you, too.

Sarah Rae said...

Looks a lot healthier then the chinese food I just scarfed down!