I am excited to share with you some insight into our ways of nourishment. I think we have a great balance of healthy eating and reality. Of course I do, that is why I choose to do it. And, if you know me at all you know that I think my opinions are often beneficial to others. If you don't want to hear it, just move on to your next blog:)
So here is the beginning of a week-long look into our meals. I ran to the grocery store today, Wegman's, my favorite. Shane stayed with the kids, love him for it! I plan out my weeks meals ahead of time so that I can stick with my list. I work with about a $500 budget each month for all 6 of us. We eat about 95% whole foods, meaning is either grew on a tree or in the ground or it came from or had a mother, i.e. chicken, eggs, salmon... Additionally, we eat about 85% organic, at least 50% of that being raw fruits and vegetables. The only thing we eat "bad" is creamer in our coffee. It has fake stuff in it, like corn syrup:( I try to limit this treat, but I get on kicks where I make it everyday. Oh, well.
I cannot tell you how much better I feel, just knowing what is going in our bodies. No modified junk, no prepackaged, foil wrapped, never expiring so-called food items in this house. Oh, no. I mean, except the creamer, er, yeah, just sayin'. I love to come home and clean out the fridge, stock it full of fresh, colorful nutritious goodies.
We juice a lot, so much of our produce is consumed in liquid form, which of course makes it easier
to actually get all that nutrition in one day. I mean, if I actually ate 4 apples, a bag of carrots, a head of romaine, a lemon, ginger root, 5 stalks of kale, and a coconut, I might be in the bathroom all day! But running it through a juicer, not all at once:), provides for some tasty drinks and more nutrients than I could consume just by chomping all day.
So, here is what I bought today. I had a lot of produce at home because I had just stocked up before the big snow this weekend. So I didn't need to buy our usuals; apples, oranges, bananas, romaine, lemons, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and spinach. Stay tuned for the daily meal plans and recipes starting tomorrow.
Wegmans trip 2/01/2010 - $113
2 All Natural Pizzas (for the babysitter to feed the kids during the Superbowl party)
Organic yellow corn chips
100% Whole Wheat bread
Organic plain whole milk yogurt
Coconut milk (My new found love, they sell it by the 1/2 gallon. we use this now in place of regular milk) Coffee creamer, french vanilla (for me) hazelnut (for Shane)
2 bags of whole wheat, Omega-3 tortillas
BIG bag mixed frozen fruit
Organic frozen peas
Organic frozen blueberries
Hagen Dazz ice cream (2 pints, ok, I failed to mention this because I forgot, this is a treat for Shane, I can resist it because I hate to be cold and it makes me very cold!)
24 pack of bottled water
1 gallon of distilled water
Organic tomato paste
Organic whole tomatoes
Organic maple syrup
Organic mayo with flax seed and omega3's (this is made by Spectrum and I really like it because it is sweetened with honey and is actually pretty good for you)
All natural dark chocolate peanut butter
Organic buttermilk dressing
Decaf coffee (whole bean)