Did that title say carrots and chocolate cake?
Yes, it did.
Actually I could have titled it a few different things.
Like- Salad and Ice Cream,Kale Chips and Fudge Brownies, Salmon and Bacon.
All are things I should be eating and what I really eat instead.
Meal planning is very important. Remember that if you fail to plan you plan to fail. These are all things I try to tell myself as I sit here and stare at the blank grocery list before me.
I really do.
I make a sort of menu for the week before I go grocery shopping. I take my time, plan it out and make good choices. I think about what we have going on during the next week so I know what days the kids need lunches for school. I take into account what evenings we have activities which will determine if it needs to be a quick meal or possibly left overs and also what I can fix that everyone will eat. A lot of thought and planning goes into feeding your family healthy meals.
So I make my list and head to the store. I get all of the fruits and vegetables listed. I get all of the lean meat and whole grains to follow the menu for the week. I stick to the plan and head to the registers.
Hey what is that on sale over there?
That’s a good deal. I’ll get some for the kids as a treat when they get home from school.
Oh no, I forgot the frozen corn. Guess I have to head over to the freezer section.
Ice cream is BOGO this week?
Guess I should get 2.
And so it begins. The implosion of my healthy menu.
I have good intentions. And as long as everything is in moderation it will be fine.
Until everyone else has gone to bed and I remember the Oreos I bought and eat half a package by myself.
Until the kids “don’t feel” like eating what I made for dinner and they want something else and I’m too tired to argue so I just tell them that they can find something else to eat because I already made a meal. Then they walk out of the kitchen with a bowl of ice cream.
I had good intentions.
Really I did.