I have a confession. After all the talk I spout out about eating locally and making whole food choices, I’m not always successful. Not that someone should only eat local, seasonal food, but it is what I am striving for. It usually happens out of the blue, and mainly due to lack of planning on my part.
Take yesterday for instance. My kiddos were up at 5:30am. Yes, we wake up that early sometimes. Well, I am always up that early, and more often than not my babes follow suit. You would think that I had all the time in the world to prepare food for the day, have good, wholesome meals, and get all the laundry done…and you would be mistaken 🙂
1:00pm rolls around, the babes are both asleep, and I haven’t eaten yet. What do I do? Grab a scoop of peanut butter? Nope. I call my husband at work (he works down the street), and ask him to go to the grocery store. Well, it’s the grocery store, you can get some decent food there. I mean most people do, right? Not me. I ask him to bring me home potato skins. And that is what I eat for lunch…and really my only meal of the day because after eating those I felt like crap for the rest of the day.
I don’t understand why the request isn’t to pick me up a sandwich, or a salad. Or even a can of prepared beans! All of that would have been way healthier, and would have taken less time to prepare…but I ask for potato skins…yeah.
What do you do when you are starving? Do you whip up something healthy? Or are you like me and buy crazy “convenience” foods that are full of undesirable ingredients because you are blinded by hunger? Someday I will have a good amount of prepared healthy food at the ready…unfortunately, that day was not yesterday 🙂