Friday, October 18, 2013

Eat More Fruit and Veggies

Seems like I am always on a quest to make better food choices, but "will power" gets in the way. As the holiday season approaches, what better time to TRY to commit to eating more fruit and veggies. We all know processed food, way too many grains, and tons of sugar are the staples of the American diet, and I am the first to admit I love to bake and sweets are my greatest weakness! But I am reading, learning from others, and trying to change the way we eat, slowly but surely. The Paleo lifestyle makes alot of sense to me, but actually making the change is difficult, so we are taking baby steps. My mother is insulin diabetic, and with EZ's compromised immune system, we need to give ourselves every advantage by making better food choices. There, I said it, now I have to be held accountable. I'm not saying there will never be another Monkey Bread in our future, but we will try to do better on a day to day basis. 

My niece, Sarah, is an excellent cook, or should I say chef, and she has started a blog that can really encourage anyone who wants to make a change in what they buy and how they eat. She is especially vigilant about what she feeds her children, in order to establish better lifestyle choices from an early age. Her blog is called My Paleotastic Kitchen. I encourage you to go take a look at what she has to say.  In the meantime, here are a few things we have enjoyed lately. Have a great weekend everyone, and eat more fruit and veggies!

 P.S. Contrast these foods with many of the new offerings at the NC state fair here in Raleigh this week:  Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes, and deep fried Red Velvet Oreos.We will NOT be sampling these...heart attack waiting to happen!



  1. Thank you so much Aunt Linda, everything you mentioned is exactly right. Making the switch to a Paleo lifestyle was hard at first but it has quickly become our new normal. I hope to continue inspiring people to cut processed food and eat more real food! Change is possible and my belief is living Paleo can make that dream a reality!

  2. RIP Delicious Monkey Bread! We all need to eat less processed foods and grains for sure. However, visions of Monkey bread, Italian sausage subs, Bojangles fried chicken, elephant ears (fried dough at the fair), buttery hot popcorn, smores, grilled ribeyes, lasagna, and hot dinner rolls will continue to visit my nightly slumber!