Sunday, June 17, 2012

Real Food Pledge: Week One

Well, we started challenge week out great on Monday night. And then... later in the week it broke down a little. Honestly, it was tough to be offering Maggie ice cream products (for her post-tonsillectomy recovery) while abstaining from them ourselves. But the challenge did prevent us from eating out on two different occasions when we were tempted to. Hooray for that!

This week, beginning on Monday, we are starting fresh with the same resolution for no desserts and also something new. Recently I've been inspired by a website about a family who made a resolution to eat Real Food. They've made it easy for others to join in the fun by breaking down the Real Food journey into mini-challenges, which I will be tackling along with Julie, a good friend of mine as well as family - she is married to Josh's cousin Brian! 

The best things about these mini-pledges is that they are simple and relatively small steps. This is something that Josh really appreciates - I have a tendency to make wild and crazy resolutions in the wee hours of the morning, only to cast them aside at the first inconvenience (which makes him crazy, understandably). This one-step-at-a-time approach is much more his jam.

Week One of the Real Food Pledge:

Eat a minimum of two fruits / vegetables with each meal

I think this will be easiest for dinner and hardest for breakfast. For simplicity's sake I may revert to the great habit of having a smoothie for breakfast - straightforward and nutritious.

If anyone is interested in joining us in this challenge, please chime in!


  1. I'm excited about doing this with you Kirsten!! I'm about to blog about it. . .

  2. We've been on a banana-soy milk smoothie for breakfast kick. Its good stuff. :)