I'm not going to lie and tell you that we don't still go through Chik-fil-A drive thru on occasion and I won't lie and tell you that I don't feel G-U-I-L-T-Y every time we do!!! Because I DO!
But I will say we do it out of CONVENIENCE more than anything, not because its CHEAP or GOOD and old habits die hard! When I go to the store we purchase as close to whole foods as possible and organic when available in some things!
What got us on the bandwagon of whole foods was : A family that started going to our church invited a bunch of people over to their house for a get together and was sharing her recipes for what she had made. She even told how she milled her own corn and flour to make her bread(I don't do this)! I was floored! I honestly didn't know it was possible to eat without proceesed foods (cross my heart hope to die)!
After that I started looking up WHOLE FOODS online (thats when I found these cookbooks I love) and SO SAD to say that I didn't even know what that meant! I promise I am not a total airhead, but incase you are wondering too, it means just food in its NATURAL state. DUH, I thought to myself!
Okay to make this already long story a little shorter. I tried and am still trying to educate us on what we put in our bodies! And I can say over time our tastes have changed dramatically! We no longer look at Froot Loops and think they look appetizing. To us they look like this...
These are actually the ingredients in Froot Loops! Wow, my first thought after realizing that I let my kids and MYSELF consume this was: I cannot beleive our bodies can really function and grow if we eat this!
On the other hand this looks scrumptious, don't you think?
That is why we are starting our very first garden
I bought these seeds at EarthFare and they have no pesticides on them.
But, my husband said he saw some Organic seeds at Wal-Mart too!
We are new at this but we are trying to teach our kids that FOOD actually comes from the EARTH not here...
This is actually a pic I found of the ingredients you just saw in the Froot Loops, EWWWW! This doesn't look like FOOD to me!
And after I thought about it, you really shouldn't trust food that spells fruit F-R-O-O-T, I'm just saying!
This is just what WE do!
I know, I know it may seem like I'm bashing those who don't but that is not my intention. This is really to encourage myself to continue making small changes to live a healthier life! And maybe I can make Chik-fil-A a distant memory for them!
Oh and one more thought! A lot of people think this costs more but as far as my family goes we have a certain amount we spend on groceries a week and we don't budge (except that time we went to EarthFare) which I loved BTW! But other than that it has not cost us more. And if we would quit throwing down $19.26 at the drive thru on ONE meal for our family I could add a few more organics to our list!
So its really even cheaper if you make ever meal HOMEMADE! That is my ULTIMATE GOAL! Not to mention it makes me feel like a GOOD Mommy! Don't you love that feeling!
Here are a few blogs I know that can help with recipes if your interested!