I have always been a bit of a foodie. Devouring recipe books, magazine, blogs and eating out to experience a new taste. But lately I have had an epiphany. Having small and bigger people that depend on me to guide their daily diet and make sure they are getting all the good stuff has forced me to begin a review of our food. I am now taking more notice of sugar, of additives and preservatives, the numbers on the back of products. I am thinking about how to increase fibre intake, water intake and provide a variety of foods. And they are moaning about it….
We have a few reluctant eaters, fussy eaters, an eater that avoids greens and another that loves them. They all like spice and sweet things. Meat and carbs like bread, pasta, rice and cous cous. So how do you transition a family of seven into an even healthier way of eating?
I cannot come at throwing away the contents of our very large, well stocked pantry……yet. But I can make the effort to try new recipes and ideas. And I have stumbled upon a few new foodie blogs that I love, love, love.
I would love to hear how you make decisions about what to eat in your home. Do you have people with allergies, dietary requirements, fussy eaters? Are you on a strict budget, are you vegan or vegetarian? Do you grow your own produce? I wonder just what guides the food that you put on your table. It is certainly a big question for this woman who has 7mouths2feed.