My goal: To get my 1.5 yo and 3.5 yo daughters off the grains and sugar (at least make an improvement). I am going to journal what I feed my daughters, not what I myself am eating. I have 2 kids, but they eat pretty much the same thing, so I will record it as if they are one. Any ideas/advice/recommendations are gladly accepted!
B: scrambled egg, dry toast dipped in black tea w/ cream & stevia
S: goldfish and apple juice (they were at babysitters house)
L: cream chicken soup w/ rice, potato, corn in it (I made it from scratch a while ago and froze it in small containers)
S: sugar-free chocolate syrup and whole milk
D: cauliflower crust pizza (same as me - it's grain-free but has tons of cheese)
Okay, so today was a bad start. I know. But I am still going to record this b/c maybe other parents want to know that they are not alone in their (failed) attempts to feed their kids healthier food. This is going to be VERY HARD, esp b/c Grandma (my mother-in-law, aka queen of sugar) will be arriving for 10 days on Wed. She sneaks the kids chocolate and has the most severe sugar addiction herself that I have ever seen . But I will still try! Anything has got to be an improvement.
I am not sure how to even go about this? My kids like meat, no prob. Veggies? There's a problem. Even fruit can be problematic, esp textures (eg, I puree blueberries for their oatmeal). I think pureeing their veggies is one idea. And learning to bake close-to-primal "treats" such as the recipes from Elena's Pantry (www.elanaspantry.com) might be another solution. Of course, this sounds like more work for an already tired mom, but I really want to make an improvement. I don't want my kids growing up clueless like I did.
Please help if anyone is even reading this (though now that there are a million journals out there, who has time to read all of them?)