Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An Interesting Lunch

What do you serve your kids for lunch when you realize that you are out of almost everything lunch-worthy? Why Banana Dogs, that's what!

Now don't look at me like you've never wanted to eat a banana in a hot dog bun smeared with peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips! You know you have! :o) The kids loved it. They couldn't stop smiling while they ate it.

I hope they enjoyed it, too, because another thing this lunch did was help get rid of yet some more preservative filled food. I am currently ridding my pantry. It is going to be a sad day for my kids when it is all gone, but I am tired of feeding my family things that aren't actually nourishing their bodies. I have dabbled on and off for the last four years with organic foods, whole foods, and basically eating in a way that nourishes our bodies instead of just filling us up. I cannot afford to go totally organic, nor do I think one has to in order to be healthy. But I have done a lot of research lately and what I am finding is motivating me to make small changes. I'll be writing more about this later, but one place I have been doing a lot of reading is the blog The Nourishing Gourmet. There's some really interesting stuff there. One change I have already made is adding some coconut oil and coconut products back into my diet. I used to do this, and stopped for some reason which I cannot now remember. I already am noticing some benefits. Read a bit about it here.


Marie said...

That IS an interesting lunch! I'm interested to hear more about you getting into more natural foods. I feel the same way about processed foods. I always struggle with Doritos when they go on sale. Like this week they are BOGO free. But, I was good and didn't buy any. Although, I did buy some goldfish yesterday. It's hard because those kinds of foods are so easy - to buy, to serve and to be sure Caleb will eat them. I'm going to check out that website right now.

Lawanda said...

I would totally enjoy that lunch, myself. Preservatives and all! LOL

I try to eat healthier too, but also, cheap is important to me. So we do have junk in our foods. And it makes me mad! But there is not much you can do about it sometimes, except try harder!!

I bought some flax to put in my smoothies the other day. I could not BELIEVE how much a pound cost.

It is so sad that in this country of plenty, we mostly have plenty of crap to put in our bodies, and it is making us SICK!


Ok, ok. I won't go on and on. Sorry.

Joanna said...


Preach it Lawanda. You tell it like it is.

Johanna said...

Joanna, I find it funny that you say ewww when you posted about a peanut butter and banana sandwich you made for your girls not too long ago! :)

Joanna said...

Yeah, I was hoping you wouldn't remember that.