Happy New Year!
Three really cool things have happened:
1) We got to see my family and went skiing! K got to try it for the first time. It was awesome! He’s only three years old! Can’t wait to do it again.
2) I got money from my parents as a Christmas gift, so I decided to get a toaster oven. Why? Because I was trying to step away from using the microwave as much a possible for many reasons. The few reasons that come to mind right now are
THE FACT THAT ALL FOOD NUTRIENTS GET KILLED,
IT FEEDS INTO THE WHOLE “IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION” CULTURE WE LIVE IN
Well, it took a little bit of an adjustment on my part (mostly pre-planning), but I did it! My initial goal was to cut my microwave usage by half, but then I figured I’d try to go 100% without using the microwave.
It will be 4 weeks and I haven’t used the microwave at all! Not. Even. Once.
My husband still uses it, but only for his stuff and the one time he was going to warm something up for K, he yelled, “Not the microwave, Dad!” Lol. Good boy. 🙂
3) We are still going strong on the whole juicing thing and eating lots of raw fruits and veggies. The new thing about it is that Baby Girl (almost 1 year old) is now also drinking juiced fruits and veggies every single morning! She loves it! And the best part is that she’s not picky about what is in it (beets, spinach, sweet potatoes, you name it, she’ll drink it all). And thank goodness that she does because she is down to 2-3 breastfeedings a day and she is not a milk person. I have tried all kinds of milk and she won’t have any of it. So she is getting many of her nutrient from the juices and no, it does not upset her stomach of make her have loose stool. Now, juicing is officially a family affair!
(left to right: A’s cup, hubby’s cup, K’s cup and my cup)
This is a really cool plate I found at Wal-mart. It has helped K learn about what foods go into every category to eat a balanced meal. We list off foods and say whether they’re fruits, vegetables dairy, etc. He loves it and I do, too. I helps to know portion sizes for a toddler and what a balanced meal looks like.
|First use: blood orange (fruit), barley (grain), green bell peppers (vegetable),
chicken (protein), and mozzarella cheese (dairy).
|End result: SUCCESS!!!|