Saturday, June 25, 2011

100 days of real food.

I'm slightly obsessed with THIS BLOG right now.
I love love love these few things that stuck out to me, as I wasted an entire hour reading the whole blog.
I love that it's a lifestyle to be healthier and not just a "diet."
I love that she did whole local organic foods for just $125 a week for her family.
I love the idea of not eating any packaged food with more than 5 ingredients.
I loved that she did Easter with no crap. I loved the bread bunny.
I love that she explains that just because it's "organic" does not mean it's "healthy" I mean c'mon organic pop tarts? Let's be honest, It's crap just like an artificial processed poptart.

I know your probably thinking Kyrsten, your last post on Facebook was on fried cheese and sodium loaded turkey sticks. I know. I haven't been fantastic at eating clean the last few months... I'm pregnant. When I'm not pregnant. I don't cheat. But I will say this pregnancy has been much much easier, and I was not nearly as sick as I was with the others, and that's because I do stick pretty close to eating clean with the exception of a few weird pregnancy cravings. And when I did get sick it was because I ate something I shouldn't have... Think PF Changs lettuce wraps and chocolate cake. Anywho, I am so ready to be 100% about this again. However, I am not looking forward to giving up orange cheddar cheese... It's my weakness.
So you all know my dreams of having a BEAUTIFUL garden... Like So...
But until then I have my cute little earth box, That is actually doing fantastic! {I know, I'm surprised too} But obviously that won't grow enough produce for our family to live on. So until we have a great garden going, I have invested in an organic produce delivery service. Here's their site. It's $45 for 15 pounds of organic produce. And you can have it delivered once a week or every other week. For budget purposes, we did every other. We live on chicken breasts, rice, whole grain pasta and fresh produce anyways, So hopefully I can get to the point where I can get all of our meat (we don't eat meat with every meal either) and Milk for the kids, eggs and whatever else we need, For $35 per week, to stay within our grocery budget. Yes, It's going to make it tight. But I think I can do it. I don't have to buy meat every week because I buy organic chicken breasts in bulk, and I have stocked up on super lean ground turkey breast. We will see how it goes over the next few weeks. Between budget and meal planning, and not wasting any of the produce, It's going to be an experiment.

1 comment:

  1. You say you eat a lot of pasta? Do you buy organic or make your own? Do you have a kitchen aid? Because I've got the pasta maker attachment and i swear I'll never buy store bought past. Plus I KNOW what's going in my pasta. It's good stuff!!!