Friday, February 1, 2008


If you are about to go shopping for your family, for your loved ones, for your NOT read this blog!!

Okay, well, actually, I recommend this blog for anyone interested in healthy eating, changing their typical "American" diet and really doing something great for their family.

The problem is, she is really passionate about this topic (hence the blog, duh) and just puts it all out there for ya. She lets you know what you are ingesting, what you are placing in front of your children and how it is affecting us, how it is hurting us.

Due to a possible snow storm on the way, I decided to go BY MYSELF (in and of itself, an absolute amazement!) to the store after the kiddos went to bed. It was about 8:45pm when I left. It was about 11pm when I got back - and I didn't buy all that much!

Before I had left, I stopped by Happy Foody, a new find in my quest for healthy eating info. I read a few great posts this afternoon, where she talks about reading labels in the grocery store. That's what I did tonight ~ I read labels. I simply refused to buy anything that had high fructose corn syrup. I tried to stick to the "outside" of the grocery aisles - only sneaking into the actual aisles when absolutely necessary. I searched high and low for a simple container of hummus (which I finally found, but I'm gonna try my hand at making my own next time). I bought an avocado (never did that before).

Whew....I'm telling you, she is convicting. I did my best to balance buying nutritious, healthy, organic, and natural with the reality of a rather small grocery budget per month. I managed to grab some healthy eggs yet I just couldn't afford the healthier milk. I grabbed lots of raw veggies, some were even organic, yet we just can't afford organic meat.

I just kept thinking of what I was putting into my babies mouths, not to mention my dh and myself. How do I want us to feel? Am I honestly doing the best I can to take care of these bodies the Lord has given to us?? Is the cheaper food really worth the price we may pay later on?? How many of today's health problems are caused by our quick food, convenience food, consumption and how much of this is all hype???

I'm not sure, I have no answers. I'm just fumbling around here doing the best I can for my family. Go, read HAPPY FOODY ( ), then go fumble around the grocery store for two hours.

Tired, but satisfied~
*Michigan Momma*


becominglikehim said...

Good stuff...we are thinking alot alike. I actually have garbanzos simmering as we blog to make hummus. I've done it a couple of times and I'm still "perfecting" it although my husband and son love it!!
I'm also cooking pintos for burritos...I'm done buying cans of refried. Keep up the good work and thanks for the link!!!!! Will keep in touch!!!

*MichiganMomma* said...

When you get to the point that you *love* your hummus recipe, pass it on girl!!

I am slowly working my way through some of our "less-healthy" pantry items - I mean, money *is* a reality. I haven't even checked the label on the refried beans......oh great.....I thought those were fairly healthy.

Having pita chips and hummus for an evening snack is *such* a change for dh and I. It used to be a HUGE bowl of ice cream, or Taco Bell, or whatever. wow.

Enjoy the snow and stay warm~

Julie said...

That looks like a great blog. Thanks for pointing it out. Its hard to know what to feed our families. Im trying to stay away from soy. HAHAHAHA thats so hard because everything has soy bean something or other in it.
I am ordering another 6.5 qt crockpot with a gift card I got for Christmas. I always have mine full of cooking beans. LOL