There’s been a mini FOOD REVOLUTION in our house over the past 5 years.
Rewind five years ago: We were in graduate school and working our way up in our careers. We ate out. We made things out of boxes. We opted for convenience and familiarity. It’s not like we ate Pop Tarts, Twinkies, and TV dinners (eew). BUT – we didn’t eat half as well as we do now.
These days – you can verify this with Tim – we eat gourmet, flavorful dishes almost every night. Thanks to food blogs, Allrecipes.com, and our new way of thinking, I can make ANYTHING. So I do. Homemade is the name of the game ’round here.
I should clarify that we eat very simply. We don’t eat 5-course meals. We just eat WELL. A weekly menu might look something like this (That is, if we actually, you know, made a menu plan – usually we fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants!):
- MONDAY – Salad & French Bread.
- TUESDAY – Lamb Burgers and Fresh Blueberries.
- WEDNESDAY – Angelhair Pasta tossed w/ Basil & Avocados.
- THURSDAY – Lemon Chicken & Asparagus on the grill.
- FRIDAY – Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Slices and Mandarin Oranges.
Nothing super fancy. But oh-so-good.
We almost always have a vegetable and/or a fruit as a side dish. Sometimes they are the main dish. In fact, we have been known to eat peas and peaches or sweet potatoes and blueberries for dinner. Happily.
Here’s a partial list of the food-related changes we’ve made over the past few years:
Some of you are probably reading this and thinking, “Wow. Crazy Crunchy Girl. I could never eat THAT healthy.” Some of you are probably reading this and thinking, “She thinks SHE eats healthy? Ha! I tend my own garden, grind my own wheat, and rarely set foot in the grocery store.”
So I guess I’m “in-between.” For now. (But I think I want to be a Crazy Crunchy Girl). ;)
A few notes: We don’t make our own bread. We don’t garden. We still buy rotisserie chickens from the deli. We still order take-out pizza from local places when our cupboards are bare. Our 3-year-old has a thing for sprinkles and both of our girls love getting free cookies from the grocery store bakery:
All that to say, we’re not perfect. We’re just taking one day at a time, striving to be the best stewards that we can of our earth and these bodies God has given us.
Have you changed the way you eat over the past few years? Do you relate more to the left or right half of my table?