A long summer break and I’m back. Back to school this week. Schools here start so early and, with a busy fall, I decided to start us back early as well, so we have time to take off later.
Do you read the 100 Days of Real Food blog? Or another real food blog? We have gradually worked to move to all real foods. Its been slow going but we are getting there. A few weeks ago, a friend send me this blog. I love it! She has so many EASY ideas. I considered doing the full 100 day pledge. But
things excuses kept coming up. Truth is, I’m scared to commit to 100 days. If I start it and we don’t make it, I’ll feel like a failure. So I’ve put it off.
Then I stumbled on her mini-pledges. A week? Just SEVEN days? With just one focus? That I can do! I debated which pledge I wanted to do first. The no fast-food pledge is pretty convicting for me right now. But, for that exact reason, I chose not to do it. SoldierBoy is away training, school is starting and life is picking up. While I don’t want to turn to fast food, reality is that we’ll probably eat it at least a few more times in the next month. After his return, it’ll be easier to do that pledge.
I decided on seven days of 100% whole grain. Honestly, the major reason was because we are basically 90% there. I still like my white rice when I cook Asian foods. Our pancakes are usually white flour and then muffins & scones are about half white flour. Save the occasional doughnut and fast-food, I can’ think of anything else we eat that is not a whole-grain already. Oh, and our cereal, maybe? They almost always eat frosted mini-wheats. I’ll have to look at the label for that. Easy success leads to confidence that I can do the full 100 days!
As I was typing this out, I realized that my cinnamon roll bread recipe is only partially whole wheat. I need to find a new recipe, I guess!
Cinnamon roll bread (for first day of school)
Toast & fruit
Peanut butter sandwiches, fruit
Pizza joes on whole-wheat buns, carrot sticks
Quesadillas on whole-wheat tortillas
Salad with grilled chicken
Lunch meat sandwiches w/fruit plate
Whole-wheat pasta with marinara sauce & grilled chicken
Grilled barbecue chicken, salad, grilled potatoes
Whole-wheat waffles, bacon, apple compote
Out to dinner (me)/popcorn chicken (kids w/sitter)
Head over to I’m an Organizing Junkie for more menu plan ideas!