Clean Eating for Your Family

Day 23-11:14 pm: Recently I have been trying to figure out a way for our family to eat better. It has been something that has been weighing on my mind for a while. At first, I was doing really well. I only gave my toddler whole foods and I made sure she always had a fruit and veggie on her plate. I didn’t want her having any junk food. Then she had a french fry, and the junk food slowly crept in after that. Ice cream. Gummy fruit snacks, chips, pizza, chocolate, and candy. She loves them all. What kids doesn’t? But, as I have gotten busier, it has become easier and easier to buy quick meals or eat out, and we have not been eating as well as we should. Well, that’s all gotta change. Clean eating for your family is far too important.

It’s time to take charge of our eating habits.

When I talk about “clean eating” I mean eating foods that aren’t processed. It is a largely plant-based diet that includes a lot of fruits and veggies, legumes, and whole grains. Basically, only food items that have 5 ingredients or less and no additives or chemicals. So much food is processed and when it is, most of the nutrients are stripped away. Clean eating has so many health benefits and that is why I think it is so important for our family.

I’m not doing it to loose weight (though that would be a pleasant side effect). This isn’t going to be  a “diet”. This is going to be a lifestyle change that the whole family is going to be in on together. We are all going to make the conscious decision to eat better.

I also got a book, Clean Slate. It takes you through the reasons why you should practice clean eating and has a ton of yummy recipes. I haven’t tried any yet, but I’m going to try to get started.

This is all a part of my Journey to Harmony. Feeling better and taking care of myself and my family need to become a priority.

Do you practice clean eating? Thinking of giving it a try? Let me know in the comments below!