Whoops! So I didn’t check in with my last day!
Just to get you up to speed, on the menu was…
Breakfast – 2 egg omelette with tomato, parsley and mushroom. 1 slice lean bacon.
Mid Meal – Small handful of nuts
Lunch – Soup
Mid Meal – Orange
Dinner – 150g lean beef or chicken, grilled, with salad, low-fat dressing
Yep, all done except for the soup! Opted out of that and replaced with salad. Yeah, yeah…cheating? Perhaps but still healthy!
So, all done! I’m feeling better, feeling happier and have more get up and go! Before I would drag myself out of bed, wallow at the breakfast table sipping my sugar filled morning cuppa and yelling at the boys to get moving!
Now I’m out of bed without dragging my feet! I don’t even need to finish my cuppa in order to get myself moving! lol
I’ve been making everyone’s lunches and just that small step seems to have cut down on the chaos!
Confession moment…my children had to fend for themselves with school lunches!
Yes, yes, sad I know!
I discovered during this that my 14 year old wasn’t even taking sandwiches to school because he didn’t have time! His lunch box one morning consisted of 3 snack bars, 1 packet of chips, 1 packet of crackers and a store bought small cake!
No fruit, no veg and just a lunchbox full of processed crap!
No, no, no!
In steps Mum! Fresh salad wrap, piece of fruit and capsicum sticks to replace most of that rubbish!
No wonder he’d come home and eat half the house! There was no quality food or nutrition in anything he had!
That was a Mummy ‘fail’ moment! 😦
I’ve been searching the net and I’ve discovered meal planners! Yep! That’s my new life saver! The kids now know exactly what’s for dinner and so do I! No more agonising over what to make only to end up with sausages and fries!
Thursday and Friday are going to be my baking days. Thursday morning is Market day so I can go and purchase all the fresh ingredients I need and then bake up school snacks for the week. Homemade biscuits, cakes, slices, muffins, quiches, breads…choosing healthier versions too with less sugar and more nuts and fruits.
Of course I still have to fit everything into our life style and our budget. With four growing boys, our food bill will only get bigger! Having my children enjoy a batch of homemade goodness with nutritional value would certainly be cheaper than buying boxes of ready-to-go school snacks!
Definitely worth my time and energy!
Can’t put a price on my health or my family’s health really!
Best of luck to anyone on their own food journey! There’s always hope, there’s always a chance to turn things around…if you really want to!
Time to reclaim my kitchen, my tastebuds and my life!