Monday, October 14, 2013
My personal challenge of eating more fresh produce and limiting the processed foods have clocked yet another week. And I did OK, I really did. 5 out of 7 days I prepared dinners at home using mainly fresh produce. (Well, if we look past the one tin of canned tomatoes, the canned chick peas and the dried and salted codfish..)
Even on my cheat days I made what I consider acceptable choices. Chinese chicken both days, one take-out, one frozen. The take-out was packed with fresh veggies, and to the frozen I added a red pepper and some scallions.
To my surprise my greatest accomplishment this week was that I ended up eating even more fresh fruits and vegetables than last week! I did not even give it much thought or effort.. AND I hardly missed my bacon!
Today is the first day of a new week, with new possibilities and a new plan. This week I plan to keep up the good work. I'll still aim to have at least some fresh fruits or vegetables with every meal and snack. Still prepare our dinners focusing on using as much fresh produce as I can.
I have realized that there will be days where spending hours in the kitchen is just not practical, and I see the need to plan ahead for those days. Also, for certain fruits and vegetables fresh is not always the best option. I'll probably cut some corners. Regardless my goal stays the same; more fresh whole foods, preferably organic, while consuming less of the processed ones.
And I have saved the best for last, this week I plan to not eat ANY candies packed with cornstarch, colorings, preservatives and other yuckiness. I just won't. If I feel like I must have a treat I can pop my own popcorn, make my own treats or indulge in a few squares of dark organic chocolate. Wish me luck, cheer me on or join in!