Last week as a family we started to remove processed foods from our diet. I have been pretty excited and this is how it has gone.
I have not bought any bread. We are still sampling different recipes for sandwich bread the last loaf I made (a honey wheat loaf) seems to be doing well. I even made some delicious whole wheat dinner rolls…kinda silly that I am so excited about this!
I usually buy lunch meat to make sandwiches throughout the week. I buy the nitrate free but still thought I could do better. I bought a 10 lb turkey breast and baked it. We had dinner and have plenty for lunches throughout the week. Not only was this a healthier alternative but a cost effective one as well.
I cook with a lot of veggie, chicken, turkey broth or stock. Instead of spending money on the cans which are processed I have been making my own. When I make salads I save the pieces of carrots, onion and celery that I don’t use. At the end of the week I take the leftovers add a few other ingredients and make veggie stock. I did the same the turkey..turned it into turkey stock. This is healthier and cheaper!
I am replacing sugar, white & brown, with sugar with sucanat. This is a very pure form of sugar.
As we run out of a favorite snack I am trying to make our own replacement. This week was granola bars. I made our own and it was a HUGE success. I cannot wait to tweak the ingredients to make different assortments.
So slowly but surely I feel that we are on a road to a healthier life and I am super stoke about it!!