Eating Healthier Update

I thought I would give a brief eating healthier update. I am continuing to try to cook more healthy. However, I have had a few complaints from my family. I don’t mind the complaints form my kids so much, but there have been a few things my husband has not liked. Brown rice, 100 % whole wheat pasta, and 100% whole wheat anything did not go over well.

My plan for now is to slowly incorporate whole wheat into things. And in certain areas just not use it. I have found the whole wheat pastry to work the best in dessert and cookies type things. I figure if I start using a 1/4 to 1/2 whole wheat in things I can slowly increase it with less complaints.

I am also focusing on how much packaged and prepared items we eat. Although we did not eat a lot of these items we did eat some. So, no more boxed riced and pasta dishes no matter how cheap I can get them! :) I realized this week that if I have a few simple rice and pasta dish recipes I can make things in just about the same time it takes to make the boxed items. It just takes more planning. I am also trying to find a good home made cream soup recipe. If anyone has one to share please let me know. I have not been happy with what I have tried.

Most of what I plan to do is just adjust some of my tried and true recipes. I know most of you won’t be cooking with whole wheat so I plan to just write the recipes as they are and tell you what I did to make it healthier. That way you can choose what way to make it.

I know those that cook very healthy will think my cooking has a long way to go. I have no plans at this point to give up refined sugar, I may change my mind as I study healthy eating more, but for now you will see plenty of dessert recipes on this site. Most changes happen in small steps not overnight. So I see these things as gradual steps in the right direction towards healthier eating.

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  1. Catherine R. says:

    I feel fortunate that I have forced myself to get used to whole wheat everything over the years, knowing it is automatically better for you. My first kid will be born and grow up probably not knowing what regular pasta or white bread tastes like! I am hoping he grow to prefer those things. You know, once you eat only whole wheat, high fiber bread, white bread starts to taste like cake after a while.

  2. I agree with catherine, after you make the switch -slowly- your family will adjust. My kids think white bread tastes weird now. But it took a long time of doing half and half in recipes and such. Just be patient. I also did half white rice and half brown for a couple of years before we made the switch to all brown rice (with the exception of fried rice, brown rice just doesn’t work). I put the brown rice in, cook for 20 minutes, then add the white and cook for 20 more. Obviously start with enough water for both amounts. It worked for me. I have found a rice-a-roni recipe that one of my kids says is “better than the real stuff”. I’ll post it on my blog later this week. Good luck with the healthy eating, it really is worth it!


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