So much of healthy eating does truly cost more - let's face it - store bought organic anything versus conventional is much more. I consider our family's health to be priceless - that is feeding them as healthy food choices as possible within what we can afford (although I am not sure that we really can afford what we spend on food - I mean we really don't have any savings and really do need to have an emergency fund,etc, etc...) - but what we put in our bodies is so important.
So, I walk this tight rope of nourishing our bodies while attempting to maintain some sort of a budget.
In addition, our older children were not brought up on all whole foods as our family has been gradually progressing toward a much better way of eating over the past seven years. As a result, we have some fussy eaters that prefer white starch to whole grains and vegetables. This is another challenge and one that I have had to compromise on.
So last night we had the fried rice recipe from the 30 day vegan workshop - it was excellent. Using toasted sesame oil was new for us, otherwise it was very simple to prepare. I made plain rice for those picky eaters in the family. I also served an organic spinach salad from a local farm. Our lettuce isn't quite ready for picking yet. I added feta and served with a garlic balsamic vinegar dressing.
That is where we are at right now and I look forward to using this blog to share as I learn and put new ideas into practice.