Sunday, August 24, 2014

God Grown, Not Processed

About a month ago, I decided to make a HUGE change in our eating "style". We had been eating the regular junkie All American Diet . . . plenty of meat, processed foods, quick fixes, you know the foods. I knew we could all do better in the choosing better food to put in our bodies, so I presented a new idea (for us) to my family one evening. 

We had all sat down to dinner and I began a little conversation. I mentioned all of the processing our foods go through before we purchase and then eat them. I explained that so many things on the labels we cannot even pronounce, let alone know what they are. Our Country processes and sells foods that other countries would never allow. Foods are so UN-healthy but most of the time we think nothing of it. Many have the opinion that if it is o.k.'d by the powers to be in government, that it must be o.k. BUT IT ISN'T! The foods we as a nation are consuming are not the foods God has provided us and it is taking a HUGE toll on the health of Americans.

So, we as a family made a HUGE decision . . . Eat Clean!

1. Eat fresh as much as we can.
2. Eat green - dark green veges.
3. Eat foods we had rarely or never eaten.
4. Limit meat meals to two a week.
5. Eat plenty of fruits and veges.
6. Limit fast foods - pizza once in a blue moon.
7. Juice yummy veggies and fruits.
8. Eat whole grains.
9. No sugar, white flour
10. If you can't pronounce the ingredients, don't buy it.

Everyone was excited to begin and we haven't looked back. The boys help prepare fruits and veggies to juice and then help with the juicing process. 

The boys were amazed at how wonderful air popped popcorn is! They couldn't believe Mommy and Daddy enjoyed our popcorn that way as kids . . . in the dark ages!

Tomorrow we will be preparing peaches to be vacuum sealed and frozen to enjoy this winter. We are also looking forward to getting extra produce to vacuum seal and freeze. My goal is for our freezers to be full of yummy God grown foods and little to no processed foods.

I have heard my family comment more than a few times . . . "This is REALLY good. I am so glad we eat HEALTHY now, Aren't YOU Mom?" The answer to that question is a resounding Yes!

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