Shelly’s Simple Suggestions
Yesterday I went to buy a few groceries and one of the things on my list was REAL maple syrup. I have been eliminating processed foods from my kitchen as best I can for a while now. Eating “whole” is pretty standard for me now (with planned cheat times), but the hardest part in the household are things I exposed the kids to in an effort to get the healthier foods in, like syrup, ranch dressing, breaded chicken, dried fruit, etc. I have been successful in replacing whole grain for white in some cases, sauteed chicken for breaded, healthier bars for cereal bars, less chips, more nuts/seeds, etc. But challenges remain. I continue to try to swap things out without alienating the kids from their comfort zone. Here is what I’m working on right now.