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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Out with the old...in with the new...

We've been filling our fridge up with lots of veggies and fruits lately...slowly using up the last of the margarine, butter, milk, cheese, sandwich meat, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, etc. It looks pretty empty right now actually...I've been trying to introduce different foods to the girls. A lot they have already decided that they don't like. Brynley REALLY likes cucumbers, but Brooklyn and Addyson don't. Brooklyn REALLY likes tomatoes, but Brynley and Addyson don't...Addyson will eat carrots, but Brynley and Brooklyn don't really like them. BUT, they all like avocados...So, it's been a little difficult trying out different things, but we'll get there eventually. I was SHOCKED that they all tried the broccoli soup that I made the other day...it was even a little hard for me to swallow...lol. I think I put too much salt in it. I think the secret is in the seasoning, and I kind of messed it up.

I'm not totally eliminating everything the girls are used to eating, but I'm trying to introduce more veggies and fruits. We have already switched from regular 1% milk to Almond Milk...Peanut Butter to Almond Butter...Bread to Sprouted Wheat Tortillas...white rice to Brown rice or Quinoa...Canned veggies to fresh veggies...Soy Sauce to Braggs...So ya...we're working on it. The girls still eat their cereal in the morning with almond milk, and we have some sprouted wheat english muffins that they really like (Which aren't totally alkaline because of the yeast, but it's a step). Brooklyn told her teacher the other day that our family is trying to eat healthier, so I'm glad they notice and they are willing to try out new foods.

3 comments:

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Good luck! I am a big fresh fruits/veggies proponent--but my husband only eats things with preservatives. We are working on it. You are inspiring!

Cara said...

so how is the transition going? one thing i miss from moving out of ca was alll the fresh fruits and veggies.... the stores here have such a small produce section compared to what we use to have in CA.... good thing you are moving there huh LOL

Angie said...

It's going good...slow, but good...I actually made a REALLY good salad the other day with cabbage, green onion, toasted almonds, sesame seeds...with a grapeseed oil, lime, salt and stevia dressing. It was really refreshing. I did have an oreo shake last night and a few cookies today though...lol. But back on track starting tomorrow.