Eating clean is simple. No refined grains, no added sugar, no processed yucky garbage food.
But honestly, when moms get stressed you can find us washing down a can of sour cream and onion chips with the sweetest chemical enriched soda pop we can find.
You will later find us in the closet trying to fit into a pair of skinny jeans from last year crying… what happened?
Keeping Weight Off As We Age
Life happened, and it does not get easier as you add the decades. I gotta be honest; it is difficult to whip yourself back in shape for summer shorts and tops once you past 40 or eek, 50. The struggle is real.
And the truth bomb of knowing those chemicals are not good for our kids is so hard.
Telling them no to packaged food for their school lunch is a guilt-ridden cross mom’s bare everywhere. And yes, we lose the battle plenty of times. Why? Because we want our kids to have what the other kids enjoy. And more times than not, it is the chemical enriched funky junk food they see on TV or in other media daily.
Eating Real Food This Week
But this week, I am putting on my momma battle armor and we are EATING REAL FOODS ALL WEEK! Our menu plan is going to be filled with good clean eating!
Y’all that means no drive-thru. No Pizza Hut delivery. Oh Lord, and no BBQ chips, not even those baked ones that say fat-free, gluten-free, crispy delicious.
Unless you have some kind of miracle drive-thru of only healthy food in your neighborhood., If you do, please tells us about it in the comments, we need to spread that good news all over the world!
Real Food Seven Day Meal Plan
Our menu plans each day does not reflect the boys’ lunches. They eat on the run and make pretty decent choices. I figure if they are eating healthy all the time at home then their lifestyle choices will improve even more.
I anything shawarma and can‘t wait for Wednesday to get here! They filled this cookbook with recipes for many convenient cooking methods, including a slow cooker, sheet pans and Instant Pots! FIND IT HERE.
Leftovers and Fruit Salad. A fruit pick-me-up is a must at the end of the week! I purposely portion out leftover dinners from each day and try to save favorites for the picky eaters. Lord knows we don‘t need a picky-eater meltdown on a Thursday!
I purchased a couple of these meal prep divided plates to make our Leftover Day simply. Best money I have ever spent. Find them here.
ABOUT PAM: Pam is a veteran parent of two children, one married and one in high school. Happily married to the love of her life she is a retired music teacher that works for the family business and enjoys volunteering at school and church, as well as dabbling in graphic and web design.