I'm at a feeding-my-family impasse. Everywhere I turn there is a voice telling me this food is bad and that food causes cancer and behavior issues and immediate death or whatever. I'm not one to ignore such voices, and I APPRECIATE them, but it can be overwhelming. Especially living in small town Arkansas, where Organic produce and meat is essentially a thing of the future. "Organic? Yeah, that's kind of a new thing," the butcher informed me at my local grocery store (excuse me as I bang my head against the wall out of frustration). Change in these parts is slow going.
So organic is best, sugar is of the devil, and you pretty much need to know the name of your cow before it is killed and butchered and served up on your table. I like all those things and want to adhere and am trying, but the aforementioned obstacles and money hinder the cause around here. What do I feed my kids?!!! It's hard work, making sure we are a healthy crew.
Lately I've been calling this sort of thing lunch. Toast, avocado, hard boiled egg = lunch. And, yes, those are processed corn chips (ashamed). And that bread isn't the special kind of bread I know we are all supposed to be eating, whatever it is. All the "don't eat this" and "that food will kill you" have paralyzed me. I don't know what to cook anymore!! But I am trying. At least they EAT IT!!
Someone please share your healthy and creative and tasty lunch/dinner ideas with me!! I'm in serious need of some positive, simple direction. And I can't even begin to look at Pinterest for this. Too many recipes. What steps do you all take to feed you and/or your family a healthy diet? What do you definitely leave out? What do you definitely include? What does your grocery list look like? I'm in the food planning depths of despair.