After the birth of C our eating habits slid a little, it was easier to just have pizza or nachos than cook up something real. They didn't become horrible we still ate tons of veggies and healthy food but the processed convince stuff snuck its way back into my kitchen. We started to have had food issues when C started showing signs of food allergies, and almost a year ago we became Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, and Citrus Free. Its made life a little more complicated.
I'm ready to purge our bodies and household of all the junk, to go back to the real foods. Not preservatives, less sugar, no GMO's, if it can't be grown in the backyard and cooked up in the kitchen it really has no place going in our bodies. Starting on the January 1st we are going Real, I don't think it will be easy, but I think it's necessary. C is right at that age where he is in love with food he picks kale over chicken and broccoli over cheese, he doesn't drink juice or have sweets, the closest thing to snacking on junk food he gets is plain unsalted rice cakes. I want him to grow up eating good food, to know the joy of sitting in the garden picking tomatoes right off the plant and popping them in his mouth.
So in a few weeks we will begin, we have started already slowly easing our way into the Real Food challenge, we have been trying to add two fruits or veggies to every meal and this week we are giving up sugar in our coffees and replacing it with maple sugar or honey.
The rules and info on our challenger can be found at http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/