Nick and I recently started doing the Netflix on Demand on our Wii. We got our disc for it yesterday so last night we watched the documentary, "Supersize Me". I had been wanting to watch it forever but just hadn't gotten around to it.
Nick and I really enjoyed it (you know... as much as you can enjoy watching something that makes you totally nauseus! Ha!) I instantly felt so guilty for how often I let me kids eat McDonalds and how often we have been known to eat fast food. I knew it was bad for you but I guess I didn't realize how bad. So, between "Supersize Me" and the Jamie Oliver special on changing the school lunch program that showed how McNuggets are actually made, I am on a mission to make healthier meals for my family! That starts with food at home so that I can know exactly what I am feeding my kids. (My internal dialogue: (moan) but fast food is so easy! and when we get some I don't have to clean up the kitchen!)
I had been using the excuse for awhile now that I couldn't cook super healthy meals because produce and meat are so expensive. This is true. But I went to Dierburgs today and focusing on things that were on sale I was able to get tons of meat and produce and a few other items for what I usually spend on groceries. The key is to not buy the processed convenience foods in addition! I could have saved more money if I went to Wal-Mart but I am trying to buy better meat and produce in my mission! Ha!
So, that is what I am doing. I will try to post updates on how it is going and maybe include any new yummy recipes I find along the way! Tonight's recipe is not super healthy but was already on the menu and I had the stuff for it. It is a sausage and potato casserole... but I am pairing it with a yummy salad and roasted brussel sprouts, so that counts for something!
P.S. I did Jillian's 30 Day Shred workout DVD for the first time today and I am pretty sure that woman was trying to kill me!