Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Convenience Shouldn't Come First

I am loving this Fall weather. The weather is starting to get nippy but the sun is still shining. It's time to start making soups and such. There is nothing like the aroma of warm soup simmering in a crockpot on an Autumn day, maybe throw a little bread in to bake as well.

One of the wonderful things about homemade soup or homemade anything, for that matter, is that I control what goes in to the recipe. I can make sure the ingredients are fresh and healthy. I have been trying for the last few years to be better about making healthy choices for my family but find it difficult to embrace the lifestyle all around. Let me be perfectly honest...I'm lazy. lol The grocery store is full of easy "grab and go" foods for our children, and when I'm busy it is so simple to just throw something in the microwave and voila' food is ready for children. However, my microwave is sort of making me feel yucky as a parent. I find that the more I learn about microwaves and what they do to your foods the more concerned I become. I heard...(although I havent done the serious research) that the high heat from our microwaves changes the enzymes and the metabolics of our food so that the body doesn't know what to do with the so-called food and therefore just turns it into fat inside the body. That is not okay!!! I love my microwave...it's red! hahaha It matches my kitchen....seriously how pathetic am I? I need to just get rid of it. I can warm up stuff the old fashioned way, even invest in a countertop toaster oven. Yes,it takes a little longer, but the taste is far superior. When I cook chicken nuggets or french fries in my oven the boys rave about it. I would like to get away from even prepared foods at all, but I am taking baby steps as I go. So today we will have some homemade soup and homemade bread for dinner. Something healthy that my families' bodies can actually use and will keep them strong and healthy. Join me as I experiment with different natural sugars and recipes and I explore getting back to earth and the way God intended for us to eat and live our lives.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

You have been busy blogging bee lately! I'm trying to catch up on your recent posts.

Bravo on the healthy cooking! I moved my microwave across my kitchen last year so i would use it less. Its really not to hard to warm food up on the stove top or in the oven.

Homeschooling6 said...

I would love to get rid of my microwave too. It's too tempting to use it when it's right there. We have the built in ones and usually we getting the place to rent so, they have to stay. Easier to rent when there is a microwave included.
I am going to think twice before using it though. Thanks for the reminder.
I too am trying to get away from so much prepared food. It sure is hard these days.
Blessings,
Linda
www.homeschooling6.com

meNmykids said...

Love all of that. Cheri puts me to shame every time I visit. Sigh. The spirit is willing, but the body says "just mike it!.

Lori said...

Food does taste different when we use the microwave but its so easy! ha!
Love a good chili on a fall day too...hmmmm!

Where is my Brain said...

i have been trying to not cook any processed food and now we don't really like the taste of that kind of food. even eating out sometimes does not have the same appeal. go for it you won't regret the tastes! sis tammy

Marisela said...

Hey my microwave quit working the other day...so if you get rid of your I know a good home for it.LOL......Then again maybe it's a sign :)

6atkins said...

I feel the same way about the microwave. I only keep mine so dh can warm up his coffee and to make baked potatoes quickly. I guess I will just have to start making them in the oven and then I will appreciate how much better they taste. I would love to get rid of my microwave!

Glad things are going well for you in the new home.
In Him, Eva