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.