Instead of wringing my hands helplessly during Daniel's health problems I've decided to take a more proactive approach. Since I'm the preparer of all the food I'm going to make a change. A healthy change. I didn't even think we ate that badly. I put fruit in everyone's lunch boxes (if it doesn't come back that means they ate it right?) and we always have vegetables at dinner (always being 82% of the time). I've switched over to whole grains (Mom, I think this rice is dirty cuz it's brown). And those Reese's Puffs have some vitamins right? But now I just don't think it's enough.
I gave up eating refined sugar almost two years ago but I have Diet Coke every day. That's probably worse. As I started looking at the labels of our Cheezit's, Nutri-grain bars, and even our Skippy peanut butter I wondered if these foods with their high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, and other words I can't even pronounce are in some way to blame for Daniel's condition.
If the possibility of cancer isn't enough to make me change I don't know what will. I can tell this is going to be a difficult change. Making healthy meals is expensive and time consuming! All I know is that I have to figure it out.
So I guess I'm not going to be buying any more soda....but I do have 4 cases of Cherry Coke Zero left and it would be a shame to let them go to waste.
Here's our first experiment: My kids love Nutri-grain bars so I found a recipe for Whole-Wheat Fruit Bars and Mallory helped me make them. They turned out pretty good.
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