Maybe the full moon is making me crazy or I’m flat-out insane and haven’t come to full self-realization because tonight’s Kroger excursion resulted in $120 worth of legitimate poison for my children. No different from injecting them with heroin, I literally bought so many processed/carb/sugar-laden foods I could have put a diabetic into a coma. I’m definitely not headed for mother of the year. Sidney(16) has already decided that I could possibly be one of the dumbest humans on Earth and am destined to ruin her life–so what did I really have to lose by buying her exactly what she wanted? It was a massive parenting fail — similar to that newborn cat-like scream she belted as she almost tumbled to the floor one of those first nights home from the hospital at 2 am. No – that never happened!
I have come up with 3 reasons for my temporary insanity :
- I’ve spent so much time preaching to patients and trying to work on my own diet that I have nothing left to give to my own family (geez that doesn’t sound like good judgement and reasoning)
- I just don’t give a shit anymore!
- Or — I am so busy running between work, Emma’s softball practice, Sid’s band practice, and the usual laundry/cleaning etc– that I’m completely spent. DING DING DING
Yep –I didn’t meal plan this weekend. I caved into convenience when I got the text from Sidney complaining that we had NOOOOO FOOD in the house. She wanted:
Tostitos with Nacho cheese and Salsa
Pringles (cheddar cheese flavor)
Yep –I bought every single one of those GMO-laden processed foods and will serve them to the most important people in my life just to get that “good mom” card. I feel terrible. I won’t eat them but how can I serve them to my girls with a clear conscious? I won’t –but I will this guilty and remorseful moment remind myself that even though I preach healthy eating 24/7 like I am authentic–I’m not! I’m no different from you (probably way worse). This leads me to my brainstormed solution that I just came up with —–Meal prep —
This is my plan for next week —
Breakfast— it’s a play on the Panera egg white/avocado/spinach sandwich –sans the bread since I’m gluten-free
Lunch – I will pack some PB/J for Emma on gluten-free bread (she doesn’t know) along with fruit and some nuts or seeds —-with water or all natural fruit juice.
Dinner– some organic pastured chicken/wild caught fish/ or grass-fed meat with 2-3 veggies.
That’s about as good as it gets right now for our family. I’m not a blogger that does bento box style vegan lunches for the kids –I wish I was more like that pinterest savvy, Food Network Giada look-alike mom—- but that’s not me — or you I am guessing.
It’s baby steps –right?
In the comments below—let me know your tips to getting healthy meals on the table? I’ll take any advice you have–
Or better yet, share the epic fails you have made because we are all in this together!