Sunday, July 11, 2010

Farmers market and my two week shopping trip

I went to our Saturday Farmers market yesterday morning. There were a ton of vendors there for our little town. It was great to have so much to choose from. I was a bit disappointed at the amount of farmers that did not know wether their produce was GMO free (Genetically modified organisms) but I bought from the ones who did know right away was I was talking about. I purchased enough tomatoes and peppers to make 2 gallons of salsa yesterday. ( My tomato plant died, sigh) I also found a woman who had wild blackberries and I bought enough to make several jars of blackberry jam. ( I am hoping to get that done today) I also bought two huge zucchini's to make some brownies or cake. And of course 2 dozen corn on the cob non gmo!!!
My shopping trip this time was a little more intense. I had a little less to work with then usual and only bought natural or organic food. I have halved everything that I usually cook ( which is usually enough for an army) and have made salad with every meal to really fill them up. I spent a hefty amount of my budget at the health food store. I am starting to see huge improvements in my boys this week. Startling results from cutting out sugar, ( I went with stevia and agave instead). Their behavior is so much different I am amazed and so are others. I am positive in another month we won't even recognize them!!! They have less fits, are alot calmer and don't freak out like they were. I notice that they concentrate better and can focus much better. I have high hopes for this diet getting them off thier horrible medication within 6 months. That is the goal. I have not had one problem introducing new food to them or taking sugary drinks or unhealthy things away from them. They are open to everything. My older kids not so much but they have no choice lol. The younger ones are starting to notice at the grocery store, No we can't buy that anymore it is not good for us they say. WOOOHOOOO. I am definetly feeling better also. I notice I have a bit more energy, not so tired and I feel less hyper and stressed out. This is great!!!! Wish I had done this many years ago, But everyone has to start somewhere. Good luck starting your healthier eating!!! Michelle


Anonymous said...

Michelle, I love your transition to HEALTHY! It is inspiring to me as well. I find it much easier to do in the summer with "fresh" farmers market goods being so abundant. Winter, I tend to slip up and go for convenience..grrr.

Hope all is well,


frugalredneck said...

Thanks jayce, I can't even stress how much better we all feel. I am too hoping that by preserving we can avoid the Slip ups this winter lol . I loveeeee healthy!!! Michelle