Remember this post? I've been thinking more and more about this and evaluating why I think we should eat healthier. Here is what I realized - I read about so many other friends eating healthier and I guess I felt guilty that I wasn't on the bandwagon as well.
We could eat healthier of course, isn't there always room for improvement? But, here is what I realized after trying new recipes that were only semi-enjoyed or not enjoyed at all. Yes, it is my responsibility as the one preparing the food to do what I can to provide nourishing food for my family that is good for us. And, I will continue to look for ways to increase the nutrition of what we are eating, but I also want to provide meals that my family enjoys and especially that my husband enjoys.
David loves my cooking and if I thought he was starting to dread dinner time or didn't enjoy that as much anymore - I would be crushed and feel like it was dishonoring in a way to him.
What is best for others does not have to be right for us. Each family has challenges in this area and must figure out what works for them. I just want to be real and not "pretend" to be on the wagon with others if I'm really not and especially if I'm not there for the right reasons. So, I will continue to prepare meals that my family enjoys and look for ways to prepare them as nutritiously as possible.