Welcome to not my menu plan Monday.
Why, you ask? Good question. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing this week either.
I went to a fantastic class over at Health Naturally on Thursday and it's made me think about what we eat as a family.
I'm always spouting off about growing our own veggies and raising our own cow, but I also have no problem bribing my kiddos with donuts if they'll stay in their beds at night. Basically, I'm feeling a little conflicted over the amount of junk they eat. And let's be real, if I'm concerned about them eating it - Ronnie & I shouldn't be eating it either.
So, I'm in the process of trying something a little different. A less processed lifestyle.
Basically, if my food is being processed, I want to be the one doing it. Making it in my kitchen.
I don't know how or if this is going to work. I'm also not going to say that we will only strictly eat whole foods. I know it's going to take some preparation from me and some change from all of us. If I can have us eating great food 80% of the time, I think I can handle 20% not so great food choices.
So, other than the fact that I'm having roasted chicken with potatoes & carrots for dinner, I have no idea what I'm doing yet for the rest of the week.
Today is also going to be my baking day. Here's my plan:
English Muffins - these I know are great.
Bread machine wheat bread - nothing new here.
Black bean brownies - my only reason for trying these is that I've not made anything off this site that hasn't been really good.
Hot fudge Lara bars - hopefully these really do taste great. I'm hoping to get two boys off of Miralax by sneaking some prunes in these and giving them as their morning treat instead of a donut.
I'll let you know how this goes........