Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fresh Feels Good!

Ya know how after you've spent a half a day detailing your filthy mom mobile, nothing in the world feels better than to go take a shower and get "the stink" off of ya? That's how I'm starting to look at food! Don't get me wrong, I love a good burger, or a good pizza... but not the whole thing! I realize that there are many food habits we both were raised with that I want to do differently, so my kids don't have our same struggles. Like having cheese on everything, sauces smothering, and unhealthy snacks readily available. In making this mind shift I need all the support I can get, and little inspiration and encouragement makes such a difference... like this, coming home to find my mom there to play and color with my boys for the afternoon AND my sweet VT has left a bag of yummy fruits by my door, knowing that we are super strict and still giving ♥ and support!

My big problem is that I get done with a "diet" and don't have a plan for food afterwards. Yesterday I saw a recipe for this great mixed pepper and tomato salad with a meatball slider on the side and thought "NICE" that would be really yummy, well balanced, and beautiful! I need to find more of these meals, until then, this is how I'm getting creative Ü

Have you heard if this amazing group Bountiful Baskets? A bunch of the women in my ward are a part of it, and last week brought me some extras and WOW it was so beautiful! So this morning I went with my girlfriend to help put baskets together and see what exactly it is. We left at 5am, and if you know me, you know on a Saturday when Ad is prepared to wake up early with the kids and let me sleep in, that's pretty darn amazing! I got there and saw so many women I want to know better, women I really like and look up to, and women who are both like my VT-ers! There's a huge truck that quickly by these women is unloaded with box after box of produce and put into piles, then baskets are assembled and passed down the line until you finally look out and see over 300 baskets overflowing with cantalope, onions, apples, oranges, bananas, carrots, celery, lettuce, lemons, and strawberries each for only $15! Then you look behind you and all those who ordered are lined up across the street to pick up, it really is incredible and you should check them out at! Bless their ♥'s they even sent me home with yummies for helping out!

Long of the short, what I'm saying is that not only eating, but preparing, and being around fresh food and those who do likewise just makes me feel good! xo


Angie Larkin said...

Birds of a feather eh? It DOES feel so good to be around people who have it together in a way that can teach you. I get that. Loves to you.