Yesterday I kind of cheated and fed the kids (and myself) some processed food. But really, what else am I supposed to do with all those chicken tenders and tater tots in my freezer? I can't just throw them away, and nobody wants a half-eaten bag of frozen food! So, yes, we did eat those things for lunch, and I did feel a bit guilty. And while I'm confessing things, I might as well let you know we also had Coldstone ice cream last night. And it was GOOD.
We did behave for breakfast (fruit smoothies, whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter) and dinner (leftover jambalaya), however. Remember how Ben didn't like jambalaya the day before? Well, I told him that the first person done got to have a chocolate and he put a whole bowl of that stuff away faster than anyone else (except Scott, who pretty much finishes dinner before I finish chewing my first bite every night!). So it turns out he didn't not like it; we just had a battle of the wills and he won. I learned my lesson there!
So I guess that this week my thought process is that even though I realize processed food is no good and maybe even poisonous, and even though I will try to avoid it as much as possible, sometimes some good old frozen deep fried chicken parts and overly-processed ice cream are just necessary!