Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In fact, this pregnancy its quite the opposite. Ive been reading information on food, reading other blogs, watching movies and documentaries, and just throwing myself into the eating world (both healthy and "un"), and I feel like I have learned so much. All of this really makes me more aware of what I eat. It makes me aware of what I am feeding my family, especially my daughter (who likes Pop-Tarts because, well, because other 5 yr olds like Pop Tarts and the SERVE THEM AT SCHOOL FOR BREAKFAST!!).
The funny thing? I felt like I have been eating well. I buy from the perimeters of the grocery store, I cook healthy dinners, we eat fruit and veggies... but now I'm learning maybe that isn't enough.
Yesterday at Price Chopper I discovered they are starting a section of humanely raised meat (chicken, steak, etc). It is more expensive, and I didn't buy it yet, but I probably will. Walking through the store, I despise seeing a 2 lb red pepper sitting in my hand, knowing that a pepper should never be that big!! Everything has gotten so HUGE at the stores lately! Its insane. True... red peppers are healthy... but how healthy is a 2 lb red pepper?? I bought the smallest one yesterday and it was 3/4 lb. FOR ONE PEPPER! Insane.
Here are my groceries:
I only bought one meat item, which was all natural ground chicken. I cant go insane on this, I still have a family that needs to eat, nor do I have the money or resources to shop at farmers markets and health food stores. I just need to make the best choices with what I am given.