Monday, July 29, 2013
I wish I could find a social group that held pot lucks on a regular basis that shared healthy vegetable dishes.
I need to learn to make more vegetable dishes that taste good, are simple to shop for and prepare and that my family will eat. I also need to learn to organize fresh fruits and veggies better so as to prevent wasting money on foods going bad. I blew it my allowing my family to be "picky eaters". There is no changing my husband. He wants to be healthy but he is a picky eater. His idea of a salad is iceburg lettuce with ranch dressing. Too boring for the rest of us - plus not very nutritious.
My son is similiar to my husband in that he does not like to try new things. My daughter gets bored and wants to try new things. All of them only want to eat what they are in the mood for. This results in my buying individualy frozen burgers, etc to avoid fast food. I am hoping burgers at home are healthier than fast food.
I do read labels more often than I used to in order to avoid things like hfcs artificial colors and flavors. Soda is out most of the time. Maybe the kids share one at the theater because we have the souvenir cup that allows cheap refills.
It is such a struggle sometimes in knowing what to cook as I want to watch my money AND eat healthy. I retired recently and we have a daughter in college. Our son will enter 8th grade this year so watching money is essential.
I am going to get ready to walk on the treadmils with my son now.
Baby steps. Hope I keep making progress and don't give up.