I spent $85+ at Publix yesterday on food. Real food (okay, and paper towels too), not the junk food the husband wants. He can go commissary shopping over the weekend for that crap. The Girl was so excited to see strawberries and cantaloupe and watermelon. The boys didn't care. Of course, they all had Papa John's pizza for dinner after their road trip, but at least the girl had watermelon after only one small slice. I think she'd be the easiest one to get on board as long as she could eat fruit (she's a growing nearly-teen, perfectly acceptable as she has no weight to lose) and her fave few veggies. And frozen corn. She and the Sweet Boy love steak (LOVE steak!), chicken, and salmon. Most evenings I don't even make a starchy side (occasionally potatoes or white rice), just veggies. The Sweet Boy loves bacon and eggs in the morning. They all love yogurt (plain vanilla, thank you, even though it has sugar in it, but I try to find some with some sort of fat in it).
The Little Guy is my tough kid to crack. He's a very picky eater and a carb-head. Pizza, chicken nuggets, vanilla yogurt, bananas, apples, cheese (particularly parmesan and cheddar). And snacks like Cheez-Its and Wheat Thins and graham crackers. He claims he wants to eat better and more things but it's been a losing battle. I know he's just afraid of trying new things; I was like him once, until fairly recently. There are no veggies he'll eat. Well, he claims at school he'll eat the lettuce in the green salad but he won't do it at home.
I wish we could stop with the grainy snacks but that goes to the husband. Since he refuses to change or to listen to why I think Primal is a better choice, the snacks and crap will stay. Even if I show the Success Stories of men, nothing changes. Even when he complains about his love handles and his covered up six-pack. He's tired (and it's not just the job), he snores (so do I but that is one of my Primal goals), and he doesn't look like the guy who can max his PT scores (though he often does). I am waiting for the right person to come along and change his mind. He doesn't ever listen to what I have to say; he comes around only when someone else makes it make sense to him. Anyway, I need that day to come sooner rather than later so I can get the whole family on board. I tried the "saves money" approach, since I would only have to buy for one way of eating. Nope. Instead he gets upset that my way of eating costs more. Actually I think the costs would go down as we eat healthier and feel fuller, needing less food to keep us going each day.