Hi there, and welcome to my daily therapy. I keep my sanity by organizing and planning things. It is one of the few things I’m really good at. Also, I really like to eat. Hence the blog about food.
Several years ago I realized that one of my biggest ongoing problems with managing a home and family had to do with food. We have twins, so we struggled for years with picky toddlers, and then picky pre-teens. Not surprisingly, we fell into some bad food habits that meant we ate out too much, didn’t eat healthy food, and took the easy way out to save our time and sanity. It cost us more to eat this way, and I couldn’t get my hands around a schedule that would allow me to cook more or better. Even with a ton of great magazines and cookbooks at my disposal, plus a nicely remodeled kitchen, I continued to struggle to feed my family and feel good about it.
I also have struggled for many years with my weight and found any diet nearly impossible while trying to feed growing, active kids. Trying to switch our family to more healthful eating that was budget conscious and included more vegetables (and fewer chicken nuggets!) became my goal. It was hard.
But along the way I’ve developed some methods and found some references that have worked for me. So that’s what I’m writing about. Also, as I mentioned, I really like to eat. And cook. So I’m writing about what I do on a daily basis to feed myself, my husband and these hungry kids, while still enjoying the process.
My goals with writing Not So Picky Eaters is to combine food, family and fun. All things I love! We all want to cook more, eat real food, and introduce our kids to new foods and a healthy way of eating. But as busy families, we also want to get through the week with less stress and more family time. I know – it sounds too good to be true! I said it was a goal, not a reality (yet!)
If you’re here for the first time, you might enjoy reading the following posts:
Questions? Ideas? I’d love to hear from you!