Friday, June 28, 2013
The journey to eating better is filled with many road bumps.
My biggest challenge this week has been the battle with my fridge and/or local supermarket.
All of the fresh veggies I bought spoiled within 2 days, which had the ripple effect of cancelling out the healthy meals we had planned for this week. Instead, I've had to eat whatever I can find. This means high sodium, junk food, and whatever else is around the house. We'll need to find some alternative backups if we can't count on fresh food anymore.
In a perfect world, I could be growing my own veggies or going to a farmer's market. Unfortunately, my family is going through some tough financial times which has made those options impossible right now. Reliant again on the supermarket. Maybe I can come up with enough to make a small little patio garden, though I've missed when we need to start growing in my area.
Nothing else has gone bad in the fridge which leads me to believe our grocery stores have not been keeping the best goods. It's hard to create meals when you can't trust the food that you are buying will last long enough to make the meal. That's is saddening.
So...this week is a wash in terms of progress. But it's good to know that I won't be able to rely on as much fresh produce as I wanted. We'll have to make some adjustments and use frozen.