The latest phrase in our house..."Candy is dandy, but fruit makes you poop!" And there is too much truth in that!!!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Where has all the fruit gone????
Our family has decided to concentrate this summer on healthy eating. Before you start thinking what a noble cause this is, it really stems from the fact that hubby and I have a few more inches than we would/should like to have and the fact that I had fallen into a rut of having ice cream every evening after the kids were in bed. Ice cream was my drink of choice - the more stress the day held...the bigger the bowl of the delectable goodness. Oh I could reason away the calories because I really hadn't sat and eaten lunch (never mind the bag of Doritos I ate throughout the day) or I put berries on top so it was healthy (chocolate covered raspberries really don't count); but when it really came down to it I needed ICA (Ice Cream Anonymous). So as a family (to make it easier) we are eating better. One of the changes is more fruit. You can have a sandwich and some veggies for lunch and if you are still hungry eat some fruit. Well, the summer is a great time for this, because there is LOTS of good fruit. Not your standard apples and oranges and bananas. So last Sunday I went to the store and stocked up. Today is Tuesday - we are out of fruit!!! My kids are inhaling the fruit: watermelon, peaches, raspberries, nectarines, Saturn peaches, bananas, blueberries, and cherries - that is what I did have in my house. So today we made what seems to be a daily trip to Costco for fruit. Today's menu? White flesh peaches and Rainier cherries (sorry, Chris!) and blueberries. We'll see how long they last.