Monday night I sat and watched Biggest Loser while eating my beloved Cadburry eggs. (I’m not sure how I always manage to eat the most unhealthy thing during BL). Anyway, the episode talked about the contestants facing their fears. The point that I took away from it was to show the contestants that they can do whatever they want in life, that they are strong, able people.
One of the younger contestants, Bingo’s (about 12 years old?) fear was vegetables. He asked his mom if vegetables were made in a factory! He had no idea where vegetables came from. His mother told Bob (trainer) that when he was a toddler he never liked veggies so she stopped offering them to him. (FYI The mother later made some delicious dinners filled with vegetables and he ate and enjoyed them)
I was shocked. I think one of my fears is that as the cook in the house I won’t create enough healthy opportunities for my family. I fear that some of the healthier food is too expensive.
Yesterday I went grocery shopping and decided to take my time and really scope out all the aisles for healthier options. I wanted to find things that as a family we already eat, and then find a better choice. I wasn’t able to find everything, but I found some great items.
Instead of the sugary granola bars that I normally buy( NutriGrain, chocolate chip chunk, etc.) I tried Lara Bars(BL talked about them, so they must be good;)) and Clif Kidz Z Bar. They have less sugar, more protein, fiber, and fewer ingredients. My bill was also $25 cheaper!
Light oatmeal for breakfast
Fiber Spaghetti Noodles
Josh didn’t even notice a difference with the Spaghetti noodles, J loved the Lara bar, and I’ve enjoyed snacking on almonds instead of Oreos=)
I hope to incorporate more healthy options for my family. I want J to grow up knowing that healthy food can be tasty. I have a lot to learn, but I’m willing.
I’ll end with this picture because I can’t remember the last time J fell asleep in my arms. This happened yesterday and I soaked up every last minute of that snuggle time=)
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
What are some of your fears?
Is this week going way fast for anyone else?