One advantage Scout will always have over Jackson is her exposure to healthy foods during her infant and toddler years. Scout was breastfed, and I made ALL of her food. I LOVE the fact that she was exposed to avocados, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and chickpeas at an early age. I truly believe her exposure to a variety of fresh, nutritious food has made her a more adventurous eater. She enjoys eating green food and frequently grabs vegetables off of my plate!
With a two-year-old and eight-year-old, I am always looking for ways to improve my health and energy level. I exercise on a regular basis, and I try to eat well, but I am totally an emotional eater. I eat when I am happy, sad, excited (I think that you get the picture). And with Easter right around the corner, I am tempted by my all time favorite candy treat!
|I LOVE you Mini Eggs...|
That is why I am participating in Emilie's Clean Food Challenge. Basically, the challenge is a cleanse for your body. I will not consume dairy, sugar, alcohol, gluten or processed food. You may be wondering what the heck is left to eat? I will eat LOTS of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, non-gluten-containing grains and drink a TON of water.
Prepping for this challenge has turned my kitchen upside down. I woke up bright and early this morning to make an awesome veggie stew (with chicken), almond carrot body rock balls, pear cashew cream, and kohlrabi chips.
|Scout "Helping" Mommy|
To keep myself honest, I will try to post a little meal recap each day. Let the challenge begin!
PS Goodbye Starbucks, I still love you, too!