Today is Day #5 of the 10 Day Pledge and I'm so excited to say we are HALF WAY DONE!! We are all doing great and our temptations were actually pretty low today, but it is hard to eat this way 100% of the time. It involves a ton of planning! Today we went to the zoo and I'm actually really happy to say that most of what tempted my girls was useless junky toys rather than low-quality food! I know...small victory there, huh?
Our day started with my husband and younger daughter heading off to the farmer's market to pick up our weekly supply of milk, eggs, meat and some veggies. As a special treat for her, he bought her a piece of honeycomb. How cool! The taste was unreal, but the texture was not for me. It was very waxy - apparently you can eat the wax but....eh...not my thing. I couldn't get past it. But my 6-year-old loved it! When they got home from the farmer's market he whipped up some over-easy eggs with some whole wheat bread from Mediterra Bakehouse.
While they were gone I got ready and drank my Iced Coffee. Since we were out of whole milk I opted for a splash of heavy cream. Wow....quite different. It was acceptable for my coffee but too rich for an everyday thing.
After I was ready I prepped our picnic lunch to take to the zoo. Here's what it looked like after it was prepped and when it was ready for the cooler. I'm quite proud of myself :)
My husband and I had wraps made with whole wheat, homemade tortillas, hummus, cheese, cucumbers, peppers and carrots. My girls had sandwiches made with homemade whole wheat bread and a variety of veggies from our wraps. We also had a cut up peach, an apple, some carrot sticks, some cucumber, more hummus (for dipping) some Ak Mak crackers and some plain almonds. This was a TON of food and we didn't eat it all.
Here is my lunch. Word of warning - if you wrap your wrap in a paper towel be VERY careful not to take a bit from the paper towel that may have softened up while in the cooler. Not that I know this from experience or anything! :)
I had a small snack before dinner - a scoop of homemade granola with some whole milk.
It was warm enough to eat dinner outside again tonight!! We had homemade pizza made with whole wheat dough, this pizza sauce, a provolone/mozzarella mixture of cheese and some veggies we had on hand. And of course, since it's the weekend, some more red wine to wash it all down!
At the halfway point of the Pledge I can honestly say that my husband and I are doing great as far as temptations. We are pretty satisfied with the wholesome food we've been eating and don't really have any cravings. My younger daughter is 110% committed and is constantly asking questions about what is or isn't allowed during the Pledge. My older daughter will always be a little bit more challenging. She is on board with what we are doing for the short term but is starting to make comments about all the junk she gets to eat when the Pledge is over (ummm....I don't think so!) I know school will be starting soon and I will have less control over what she eats. My goal is to provide the best food possible at home so that when she does indulge in a treat at school it truly is a 'sometimes treat'.
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!