Two weeks ago I cooked baked ziti for my family. This week it’s authentic baked mac & cheese.
While they enjoy the dish and look forward to traditional meals, I feel like a heel for feeding it to them.
Some of the meal are loaded with the unhealthy fats. Whenever possible, I substitute with “low fat” this, “low sodium” that, Non -GMO Verified, ingredients and more. So although, I do what I can to prepare healthy meals, mom and hubby are grown folks and I have no right to make them adapt to my eating styles. I can only encourage and educate them and hope they make healthier choices.
I had a moment while running through the aisle of Shoprite. Lol!! I like using the new smaller carts with two baskets; one on top and one on the bottom. I was filling my cart with one gallon water jugs and got a glimpse of the contrast of the basket contents.
There was no more low fat cheese; cheese was on sale. They like the mac & cheese better with the whole milk. I can’t find whole wheat pasta in elbows. And the corn muffins, well, their delicious! Lol!
Water. Chicken breast (I wish it were organic). Flaxseed. Brown rice. Black Rice (new to me). I don’t know what this black rice is going to taste like, but I’m always up for trying new foods.
I could very easily eat the mac and cheese with dinner, but I won’t. Why?
- My body no longer appreciates the cheese, milk, and the pasta, so I’d rather not suffer through the consequences. Feeling bloated, gassy, and down right uncomfortable.
- I understand the health benefits of avoiding certain foods and eating clean, so all is good. 🙂
Best believe the next meal I cook for my fam is going to be healthier! Lol!! To help me (mentally) and them (health wise), I try to rotate and vary meals.
I have to go check on the black rice and finish cooking vegetables (broccoli and kale) for dinner.
Enjoy the day; make it a good one! 🙂