It’s amazing what a scare to your health does to your outlook. Since my gallbladder operation over a week ago I have had some sort of epiphany and wanted to share it.
I have been put off processed food massively. Not totally, I admit to a handful of Pringles and a magnum we still have in the house but my shopping habits have changed. This week my fridge is more full of healthy food than ever. It is FULL! Of veg, salad, fruit and meat. No cured meats, no cr*p. I have replaced bread, white pasta and rice with whole meal pitta, pasta and brown rice. I have bought lentils and discovered their versatility. A more expensive shop but our health is worth it.
The best thing is, my kids actually like it! 😮 They love the pittas more. They prefer the brown rice. I made them a Chicken, leek and mushroom pie. Not the most slimming meal (although no cream!) but I knew everything that went in it. I also made curried roast cauliflower. I expected the kids to push both the pie and cauli around their plates whinging for fishfingers. They BOTH asked for seconds! 🙌
I feel lighter, brighter although still on the road to recovery from my op. But I feel so inspired and hope it lasts. Replacing sausage, ham and bacon will be tough and I think sausages might win as they are a family favourite but we live next to the Northumberland Sausage Company farm and know they are from a good source and well made. As for the rest of the convenience food, we can’t eat it if it’s not there. 👍
Tomorrow we will gathering fresh French beans, beetroot, cucumber and tomatoes from the garden for salad.
I know it’s just a week but it makes me happy knowing I am healthier and most importantly my kids are healthier (still got to work on the hubby! 😂). Here is to a new start! 😁