Real Food.

My family and I began our 10 day challenge from the 100 days of real food blog, yesterday. I like this blog because the woman who writes it is a mom concerned about her health and the health of her family. She isn’t a nutrition expert or fitness guru. I also like it because it is not gimmicky. It is a balanced view of eating the absolute closest you can to food the way that God made it. Pure and healthy. Not full of gunk. Yet, she isn’t legalistic, condemning, or ridiculously over the top about it.

You can check out the rules we are following here. The only thing that we have made exceptions to is the meats. We are not doing grass fed local meats. That hurts my head right now and quite frankly my grocery budget. I will explore that at a later date. We have also made an exception for 2 different salad dressings. They are quite close to rule following, yet just slightly outside because of the amount of ingredients. However, there is no sugar or sweeteners. Otherwise, we are in 100%.

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, SUGAR, WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, RAISIN JUICE CONCENTRATE, WHEAT BRAN, MOLASSES, SOYBEAN OIL, SALT, MONOGLYCERIDES, CALCIUM PROPIONATE (PRESERVATIVE), CALCIUM SULFATE, DATEM, GRAIN VINEGAR, CITRIC ACID, SOY LECITHIN, WHEY, NONFAT MILK *ingredients found here

Those are the ingredients in the bread I was feeding my family. That was the improved bread because the one I was feeding them before had a list that was twice as long. Guess what? I have now found a bread that has five ingredients. FIVE. I can even pronounce  the names of all the them. Flour, yeast, water, salt, and honey. We are going to be eating that one now. It’s SO much better tasting as well. It’s approved by everyone in my house.

The biggest achievement thus far is my three kids survived the weekend and 4 church services. Between the four services, they were offered, candy, lollipops, donuts, cheez its, and goldfish crackers. They turned them down! I am SO proud of them. This was their choice to participate in our challenge. Yay kids.

Day 1

Breakfast   Whole wheat banana pancakes with pure maple syrup and fresh bananas

Snack    Triscuits and unsweetend dried Apricots

Lunch    Baked potatoes with butter/cheese and sautéed peppers/squash/onions

Snack  Popcorn and apples

Dinner   Nachos

 

Day 2

Breakfast  Shredded Wheat with honey and fresh blueberries

Snack Triscuits and cheese

Lunch  Salad with chicken, strawberries, sliced almonds, and sunflower seeds. Poppyseed dressing. Garlic Vegetables. 1/2 slice Whole Wheat bread and butter.

Snack   Snow Cones (crushed ice with Simply Apple juice drizzled over)

Dinner   Eggs, hash browns, and whole wheat banana pancakes with raspberries

Plan for

Day 3

Breakfast Homemade Granola 

Snack Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Apples

Lunch Pb and Jelly sandwiches, carrots/celery, watermelon, and applesauce

Snack Plain yogurt with honey, granola, and raspberries/blueberries

Dinner Tacos, salad, and watermelon

Mouth watering yet? I am telling you we are eating like Kings and Queens over here.

HOW DO I FEEL?

I feel GREAT about putting these meals in front of my loved ones. It’s all kinds of awesome.

I am FULL. Not like, I just ate Thanksgiving meal and I’m going to explode full. It’s a just right full.

I might be dangerously close to a tree hugger now. I just made granola from scratch. Does it help if I told you I was listening to a little 50 cent and dancing while making it?

Happy Sunday, my friends!

Please make sure and check out this post from my sweet friend Rachel @ Finding Joy. Her son has Celiac disease and she is passionate about spreading awareness. There is a $350 giveaway at up for grabs, a pie recipe, and adorable pics of her seven children. How can you not?

 

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6 Responses to Real Food.
  1. Cara Yeh
    March 18, 2012 | 7:13 pm

    Wow… thanks for leaving the rules! This sounds very intriguing! I wish local farm-raised meat was available at a reasonable cost, as well. Can’t wait to hear how you all are feeling after this! :)

  2. Amy G
    March 19, 2012 | 6:16 am

    You go girl!!! I think it’s funny that you posted this post where you eat crazy healthy and I just posted a picture of green pancakes and Lucky Charms. Oh dear. Maybe I should read up on that challenge! Have a great day my dear!!

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