Eating Healthier in 2016
The last week has brought sad news after sad news. So many wonderful celebrities have died from cancer recently, David Bowie, Alan Rickman to name just two, and not forgetting the hundreds of regular people who die from this disease every week. It’s pretty scary really.
Hands on my heart, I would hate to die from cancer. Hell, I’d hate to live with cancer. It’s really got me thinking. I know that not all cancer is lifestyle related but I’m sure some of it is. I’m pretty determined that I’m going to do the best by my children and try my best to make sure that they eat as healthily as I can make them.
Don’t get me wrong, this is going to be hard. They are fussy, really fussy. We are already halfway there as they are vegetarian but cutting out sugar and processed food is a challenge for us all, and a huge one for them. We’re going to take it slowly. We’re already trying to cut out processed foods and cut down on their sugar intake, and I think we’ll just try to do it really gradually. Obviously there are things like parties where it will be impossible to stick to but as long as we eat really well 80% of the time I’ll be happy.
I’m planning healthier breakfasts, less sugar filled cereal and more tasty porridge and granola. Less sugar filled yoghurts and more healthy desserts. Less dairy and more almond milk. Less chocolate and sugar and more natural sweeteners and flavourings like cacao and date syrup. More fruit and veg and less bread, and the bread we do eat will be homemade.
I hope this post doesn’t sound preachy or melodramatic, or just downright nuts, it wasn’t meant to be. I just want to make some positive, healthy changes in our lives and I’d love to share our journey with you. I’ll be posting some of my kid friendly healthy recipes for you – homemade pizza is going down a treat at the moment.
Our meal plan for this week looks like this…
Monday – Quorn fillets, salad and rice
Tuesday – Quorn spaghetti bolognese
Wednesday – Quorn fillets, salad & couscous
Thursday – Spinach, Lentil & Potato Curry
Friday – Quorn burgers and homemade chips
Saturday – Homemade soup with homemade bread rolls
Sunday – roast dinner
Do you have any food resolutions for 2016?