Whole Food Challenge

Last night my eldest daughter arrived home from her freshman seminar abroad in Ireland and had already facebooked me with a dinner request for her first meal at home.  She was so tired of eating out that she couldn’t wait to eat “real food” again. I had picked fresh lettuce, spinach, and kale for a delicious salad topped with grilled chicken breast, baked potato on the side. I though that this would be a great time to bring up the whole food challenge. So while  we where spinning our greens, i explained what it meant. Becca wanted to know why was it some new kind of diet. I informed her that it was just so we could actually see how much processed food we were actually still eating. As I said before we eat pretty healthy, even more so since my eldest daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at almost 14. Eating out has never been something we did with 4 children and a husband who is in law enforcement, it just never fit into our budget. We prefer homemade pizza and I love the fact that my kids call popcorn made on the stove “homemade”. I have never cared for much fried food and processed food is general more expensive that cooking in the kitchen.  So I have the almost 18 year old and 16 year old daughter on board. My husband not so sure still have to figure out how to present it to him. Have a question in on the sugar. Sugar beets are grown all over the county we live in, the plant that makes the sugar is less than 20 miles away and they sell the sugar in the store so wondering if we can use sugar? So I am working on menus for August and figured might as well start August 1st. I have a dry erase calendar on the frig for what seems like forever, which we use for menu planning. It is so much easier when I only have to think of meals once a month and then can wake up and know what we are eating!  Though being dry erase it can be changed at the last minute. So back to menu planning.


2 responses to this post.

  1. How did your challenge go? Did you notice significant changes to how you felt? Energy levels?


  2. The challenge went well. I did not notice much significant changes in energy levels but I think we all felt better. We are continuing with the plan for the most part. As we have moved on with it our energy levels haven’t crashed and we have been incredibly busy, so I think it has helped a through a very stressful and busy couple of weeks.


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