Today seems a good day to launch a new blog. I realized it while strolling the aisles of the grocery store this morning in pursuit of clean food. I’d gathered a dozen eggs (for hard boiling), a gallon of 2% milk (for stronger little boy bones), two packages of turkey breakfast sausage (for a 10 year-old kid who needs more protein in his diet), a tub of calcium chewy things (for me, the mom whose doc said they’d be a good idea), and some no-sugar-added fudgsicles (just for fun). These items will supplement our already-stocked fridge and shelves. We’ve got loads of fruit, bunches of veggies, lean ground turkey meat, low-fat cottage cheese and string cheese, some whole grain crackers, and gosh, so much more. Definitely a stash of healthy grub.
But over time, a good bit of sugary, sticky, sweet-y stuff has infiltrated our space (thank you, holidays!), and I fear an overload. That’s why I’ve decided we’re starting fresh in this house.
On a date marked by all ones.
Now, I’m not saying we won’t indulge some here and there (see fudgsicles above), but mostly, we’re getting back on track. Just like we did four years ago, when a major pantry purge resulted in nutritious menus, well-fed bodies, even some lost weight for the parents.
Because fresh starts rock.