Our “Real Food Challenge” is halfway over and it’s been surprisingly easy! That doesn’t mean that we all don’t miss certain sweet treats…
For John, it’s coffee creamer. His morning coffee isn’t quite the same without our regular homemade vanilla creamer, although he’s done his share of experimenting with milk/cream/honey/pure maple syrup to sweeten his coffee. Hang in there, honey (no pun intended)!
For me, it’s desserts. Whether it’s chocolate cupcakes at Bible study, cookies at our weekly ladies’ coffee group, apple pie at a church gathering, cinnamon rolls that someone baked in my oven (just happened yesterday 🙂 ), or walking through the grocery store surrounded by donuts and Oreos, temptations are everywhere. BUT it’s been easier that I expected and I truly hope that I can continue to have more self control once we’re off our 10 day challenge. And it’s possible to make yummy real food desserts! Just tonight I made an apple crisp that was sweetened with only some honey and it was delicious!
For Judah, it’s his daily “snackie”. He used to get fruit snacks after waking up from his nap, but those have been cut out not only because they come in colors that seem anything but natural, but also because they’re just loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. He still points to the cupboard I keep the snacks in and asks for a “snackie,” but he’s been almost as happy about getting raisins, triscuits, or an orange.
The menu plan for the rest of our real food challenge:
Breakfast: Oatmeal, granola, whole wheat banana pancakes
Lunch: Sandwiches/PB&J’s on whole wheat bread, plain yogurt with honey and granola, cheese and triscuits
Dinner: Baked potatoes, Quiche, Bacon pasta, Rice stir-fry, Chicken salad wraps
Stay tuned :)!!!