Today's key point from Amazing Grass talks about raw, natural, and organic foods. In our house we try to keep our food in one of those categories. Almost everything in our cupboard is natural. We keep as many raw foods as we can but feeding babies and toddlers raw food is hard. My kids eat little raw veggies and nuts because they just don't have the mouth muscle to chew it. Choking hazard!
We recently ditched red meat and only eat it on occasion. Since we've saved on not buying hardly any red meat we've been able to afford organic chicken. This fact was in that Amazing Grass article:
"Most people would be surprised to know that while 10% of the pesticides ingested in our country come from produce, 90% are found in animal products. Produce is treated with pesticides a set number of times during its growth, while factory farm animals are fed pesticide-laden crops regularly. The pesticides eaten daily by the animals are absorbed into their tissues and stored there. When you eat these animals or the milk products they produce, you are consuming concentrated doses in uncontrolled combinations of many of the most deadly chemicals ever known."
I did not know that at all. Thankfully, we buy anything related to animals organic. Milk, butter, yogurt, eggs... Organic is expensive. Period. Like really expensive. For produce we buy the dirty dozen organic. For the rest I see if it's on the clean fifteen list and if it's not then hopefully it's on sale. If not I don't buy it organic. It's hard because we just don't have the money to buy everything organic and not many people do but we try to make it work. I think it's all about priorities. Bottle of wine or organic broccoli? Hmmm.
Last night's dinner was leftover pizza from Friday with some leftover avocado.
I seriously need to go grocery shopping.
I had a little before bed snack of vanilla yogurt with unsweetened coconut, blueberries, and flaxseed.
This morning I really wanted some loaded yogurt.
I got these guys on sale for .90 a piece.
I dumped the yogurt in a bowl with blueberries and Kashi go lean crisp cereal. Then I drizzled the honey over it.
I got my sister to watch my sick babies so I could get to the gym. My trainer was sick so I ended up doing the same workout we normally do just alone. It's much harder alone. I pushed myself but not as hard as he does. I also did 30 minutes of cardio.
I snacked on some carrots on the way home...
And I had an Amazing Grass shooter (unpictured) while I made lunch....
Lentils, white beans, and kale all cooked in veggie broth with plain greek yogurt on top. I did the lentils last night. My kids really eat anything but for a meal like this I usually make them something separate. I made them grilled cheese sandwiches and neither one of them ate any of it. I'd forgotten how much they both like lentils! They devoured what I had left over in the pan.
I'm headed to make my iced coffee! It's 3:00 here. COFFEE TIME. Whoo hoo!
What do you buy organic? If you don't then what are your reasonings for not?