I have signed up and am joining in with the 30 Day Vegan Workshop that Heather from the blog, Beauty that Moves is leading.
Over the past seven years our family has worked toward eating healthier food. This started out as baking our own bread, cooking more from scratch,keeping chickens, choosing organic versus nonorganic when possible, growing/raising some of our own food, and buying local and in season foods when possible. One area that I can see we need to improve upon as a family is eating a more varied diet by preparing more interesting plant based foods.
We are not vegan, but are more than willing to add more vegan meals to our weekly menu.
I think that this course will be a boost for my enthusiasm in the kitchen and I also hope to learn more about nutrition. With seven children and turning 43 years old this summer, breastfeeding off and on (more on than off!) for the past 18 years, I know that I could surely improve upon my diet.
I would love to hear from others with large families (we have three boys ages 18, 16, 14, girls ages 12 and 8, and then two little ones - age 4 and 8 months) about how they prepare nutritious, in-season, healthy meals for their families and stay within a reasonable budget.
I was trying to stay within a $800 food budget beginning May 1st, but have completely failed.
Maybe we could travel this journey together, looking at how it is possible to feed a large family, by growing/raising some of your own food, supporting local producers when possible and buying as much in season and organic while staying on a reasonable budget.
While I am not able to share the recipes from the course, I will be sharing what I learn, how I plan to apply what I learn to our family - food choice truly is an individual journey.