Yesterday my daughter asked me for a cookie. I was happy to give her a treat because she has been so good dealing with my injure. My husband intervene saying it was too early for junk food please have a banana instead. I tried to explain to him that its a mini oreo cookie but he didn’t want to hear it. At that point my daughter who already had the cookie in her hand threw out the cookie and took the banana for her snack. I was so proud that our 23 month old daughter made the right food choice and knew the difference between good food and processed junk.
It’s not always easy to distinguish healthy vs processed food. I mistakenly ate foods that I thought were good for me but then harmed my skin and metabolism. In my 20 and 30s I suffered from severe eczema and believe stress and diet had a lot to do with it. I thought I was eating healthy foods but the more I researched my food choices the more I learned how processed the food was. I would buy quick and easy food choices such as kabashi-purdue chicken nuggets- turkey cold cuts- 90 second cooked rice – cooked chicken, spinach and feta burgers. So much of the food I was eating was processed food that my body was not able to break down.
My husband and I keep each other in check with making healthy food choices. Our meal plan for the week consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh lean meats, eggs, pasta, chicken broth base soups, stir frys, and fish (salmon or cod). We always enjoy cooking together and making our own meals allows us to make good food choices that benefits our taste buds, bodies and minds.
Due to my injure we decided to start using blue apron. Our first order will arrive on Valentine’s Day. This will take out the guess work out of “what’s for dinner” and save us time by not having to go to the grocery store. Also will bring more excitement to our normal dinners by introducing new receipes with all fresh ingredients will help us eat healthy too.