Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Getting Crunchy

So I came across this recently and decided to give it a try.  Mostly because Ben has been having constipation issues since he was born, but also because I'm a bit grossed out by all the chemicals we eat.  I'd like to get my family eating a little healthier, so I've accepted this challenge.  So far we are on day 3, and it's going well, although I must admit that yesterday I was craving something processed so I ate one of Ben's Peeps. 

Yep, we're getting crunchy.  Soon I'll start keeping chickens and possibly sheep so I can make my own wool and knit things.  Of course, they'll be dyed with natural dyes that I find in my backyard.  Until then, though, I'll stick with these yummy homemade cheese crackers.  The really cool thing about this is that I spent about $80 on groceries last week.  I'm not buying organic produce quite yet (that stuff's expensive!), but sticking to basics and making everything from scratch just seems... simpler.  And simple is my main goal lately.

So, we'll see what happens.  I'm not opposed to eating processed stuff at other peoples' houses (for the love of God, someone PLEASE invite us over!), but in our own home, these boys will eat only non-processed foods.  Or at least as much as possible.  I'm not too firm in this.

Over the next few days I will document what we've eaten and the boys' reactions to them.  I'm interested to see what happens!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh yeah!! I've been following that same site but have not delved in yet because I know that the hubs will not want to follow it, so I'm using that as my excuse for stalling :)

    Can't wait to hear more about how this is going!!