Eating healthy is hard. Meal planning, shopping and communicating with the family (which that in itself if HARD) is needed to be successful in eating a healthier lifestyle. And I’m not on a crazy diet here, I’m talking moderation, better choices and cooking at home; something that we haven’t been doing in a long time. A lot of times it is so much easier to just grab something on the way home because 1. I’ve worked late again, 2. I’m tired, 3. dishes vs. take out containers, 4. everyone seems happier when they can choose what they want, 5. …(I’m sure I could think of so many more but my ADHD is kicking in)
I worked late a lot of times. I work with a consultant, that doesn’t have normal 8-5 people who wear pants in big tall building hours. He works from home and will spend hours on the phone with me at a time. Which is fantastic! I love working with him, but I have other responsibilities that I need to do as well, so often times I leave the office after 6 pm. Then, I have a stupid commute home, so by the time I get home and throw together a “healthy meal,” we are eating at 7:30-8 pm. GAH.
The last few weeks we’ve managed to cook almost every meal at home. #WINNING! But with cooking at home and utilizing all the pots and pans, there are always one or two pots/overly large bowls/cookie sheets that don’t fit into the dishwasher that needs to be washed by hand. And let’s be real, I’m tired and those dishes will sit two or three days. When they don’t get hand washed, those dishes really start to stack up (and stink). #NotWinning Eventually they will get washed by hand; possibly it is at the time I need to use it again, or on the weekend.
Cason and Greg are extremely picky eaters. I could go into great depths discussing this, but I’ll leave it vague and just say that it is frustrating at times. I try to be creative in my healthy meals, I’m not a terrible cook, but if it’s not fried, a burger, or pizza, chances are Cason won’t like it, and Greg will barely tolerate it. BrookLynn, thankfully, is my more adventurous eater. And you guys, I’m not fixing liver with fava beans here!!
Planning, shopping and eating healthy in my house is hard…but I’m trying. I still buy the ice cream sandwiches and cookies for the kids (and Greg). And I do a pretty good job of staying away from them. I may have a piece of chocolate every once in a while, but I don’t go crazy.