I love to cook, so eating a truly healthy diet comes pretty easy. When you make everything yourself, all you have to do is make sure you have plenty of basic, healthy ingredients on hand and there's pretty much no limit to what you can make a healthy homemade version of!
We are going through a very, very busy season in life right now and there have been plenty of compromises as far as our diet goes. When my to-do list is longer and most of my energy is going toward growing our newest family member (2 more months!!), I'm much less inclined to get up and make a big breakfast (cereal, it is!) or make bread every day. And when I say “much less inclined” I mean “We buy our bread and cereal now.” And that's okay! I can't feel guilty about this, because I know that our health is ultimately not in my hands, but in His.
Still, I am eager to get back into our old ways of eating and do the best that I can when I can. So I've been reading a lot of blogs for inspiration and nutritional fine-tuning and making tons of lists for re-stocking the pantry – it's pretty slim-pickings right now. I'd like to list a few resources that have been incredibly helpful:
- 100 Days of Real Food: Recipes & Resources
- Real Cheap Food
- The Daily Green: 50 Healthy Foods for Under $1 a Pound
- 10 Ingredients to Make from Scratch
Poking around each of those blogs' “food/nutrition” sections has been helpful as well.
As we get back into the swing of things, I'd like to hear what you'd be interested in reading about! A few ideas I had were:
- Weekly/Monthly Meal Plans – How our family of 3.5 eats as well as details about our food budget
- Recipes – Meals & snacks made from scratch!
- Preservation – Summer is a time of plenty, so there are lots of opportunities to stock up the freezer & pantry with home-preserved food!
- Real food on the go – This is a challenge for us. Take-along foods for lunches and picnics that are convenient, healthy & inexpensive.
- Time-saving techniques – how to fit a real food diet into a busy schedule!