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May 20, 2012 3:04 pm 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2012 7:31 pm
I am a mother of three.  Two boys - Braeden 7, Cohen 4 and a baby girl - Brynnley 16 mo.  I am, like most moms, trying to balance life.  I grew up eating food out of a box and want to do my best to feed my kids fresh, good for you food that also tastes delicious. I want them to grow up with a healthy relationship with food and feel great about themselves.

There are SO many ideas in the world as to what is considered healthy, good for you and the "Right" way to eat.  My goal is to find the balance between health and taste! Anyone out there like me?
May 20, 2012 9:31 pm
I agree!...eating fresh is so important! Packaged foods and eating out adds so much sodium and preservatives. There are so many spices that can add great taste to delicious from scratch meals...also great healthy deserts to make ! ;)
May 21, 2012 5:17 am
Too many of us are like you. I thought I was doing a good job preparing our meals until I posted a blog entry that revealed a weeks menu. I learned in a few hours that I was in need of much more knowledge. The persuit of healthy diet is on-going. The most valuable lesson is to read and understand food labels and to buy fresh locally (to avoid preservatives and gain true freshness)as much as possible.
May 21, 2012 8:27 am
Oh sure! And both of the pieces of advice you received are good ones. The absolute best way to control the level of 'goodness' in your food is to make it yourself. It may take a little more time to make pizza from scratch, but I guarantee it will taste better and you have complete control of the sodium, the fattness of the cheese, etc.
May 21, 2012 11:08 am
Its a balance of Health, taste and time-most families work full time jobs and don't have the time to "think" about what goes on the table-i work two jobs and find it easier to plan a weekly menu and stick to it-i don't buy box food-except granola bars--many boxes--and low sugar cereal. Over the years it seems like the normal for us-little was less overwhelming to start with no boxed food...then once you get used to making homemade, then experiment with reduced fat ingredients to make them healthier...when my kids were younger and i was home i took advantage of that and introduced alot of different foods to them-they now have a great taste for many varieties of foods...alot of the teenagers that come to the house have never tried the simplest of foods-start the kids young..even with foods you don't really care pays them back-i have teenagers that eat almost everthing-
Jun. 11, 2012 7:31 pm
I totally agree. Some people consider "food" that is nothing but artificial ingredients "eating healthy". How can they think that eating something was made in a laboratory healthy? Our bodies were created to eat food that was grown in the dirt, eggs from chickens that are allowed out of a cage & milk that is not from cows full of hormones & antibiotics. We stopped eating processed foods a year ago & feel so much better. I also have sons, I wish I had fed them more wholesome food when they were younger.
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