Last week I shared how I want to BE INTENTIONAL in all areas of my life, including intentional eating. One of my pantry challenge goals is to eat our existing food so I can replace it with more wholesome food. While my pantry and freezer are not full of junk, I know there is always room for improvement.
STEP 1:: Gather Information. In order to be successful we need to understand why we should avoid certain foods and how to make it practical for our busy lives. Here are a few suggestions:
- Talk to those who have done it. I met with two friends; one to get her opinion on products I should avoid and the other who feeds her family of five (including 3 hungry boys) real food on a real budget. These women have already paved the road and I was thrilled to learn from their success and failure. Going forward, I’ll tailor their tips for my family. Don’t have any friends like that? That’s why I’m here! I will pass on the information that I learn to you.
- Read Books. Knowledge is so powerful. The facts will ring in your ears and keep you motivated. A few suggestions are In Defense of Food and Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating
- Browse Blogs. This is my favorite way to find real life tips and recipes. A few that I’ve found are: Passionate Homemaking, Heavenly Homemakers, Keeper of the Home, and 100 Days of Real Food. Please leave a comment if you know of any other good blogs on real food on a real budget!
True to our theme, we are going to keep “intentional eating” practical and simple! Baby steps people, or we won’t stick with it.