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I like to watch those shows where the mom has this amazing pot roast ready when everyone comes home for dinner. The mom that can throw it all together perfectly and have the table set with cloth napkins.
I’m laughing a wicked mean laugh right now because I’m not sure who this person is or if they exist in real life.
Everyone I know is trying to make everyone happy, eat healthy and organic and not lose our minds! Take budget concerns into account, snacks and lunchtime food, it can be too much. Grocery shopping is not my favorite thing to do but I’ve learned that keeping the staples on hand from the local health food store make life much easier.
Whenever I go to prepare a healthy home cooked meal I need some basic supplies. When I run out, it can make the simplest meal impossible to make or suddenly there’s a run to the grocery store and the item quickly turns to processed white flour verses wheat and organic. It’s so easy to regress when I am not prepared.
My children, they could easily eat cereal or toast and if they’re lucky macaroni and cheese and be happy. Me on the other hand, I know that isn’t well balanced. I want my children to know how to make their snacks and meals healthy and well balanced so as they grow up they aren’t going to select processed high calorie foods.
Some staples that I like to always have on hand:
· Organic Wheat Flour
· Raw Organic Sugar
· Brown Wheat Rice
· A variety of Organic Soups
· Chicken and Beef Broth
· Baking Powder
· Baking Soda
· Frozen onions and potatoes already chopped
· Canned Organic Vegetables
· Boxed Organic Wheat Pasta
· Jarred Organic Pasta Sauce
photo credit: ralphbijker
Read more about staples to keep on hand for healthy eating at Green and Clean Mom!