I wasn't raised on the healthiest diet with only having a microwave growing up, living on a boat. My husband lived on a high glycemic diet himself. I think I may be too chilax, and naive on foods myself, but believe it or not, I AM doing much better! This morning my almost two year old ate a whole banana, vitamins, canned sardines with me, and then... we shared an ice cream cone! Granted he took me to the freezer for more, but I put my foot down and got excited and said we'd have raspberries! He loved them and I did too, and I was rather proud to get us to eat something good and healthy, after eating ice cream (instead of more ice cream). Granted most of what we ate tasted sweet, but if its a low glycemic fruit, then I think it's way better for you than processed sweetness! And no, we do not always eat Ice cream in the morning! When we do though, I insist we eat breakfast first!!!
With more regards to eating healthy, we try to stick with the Mediterranean diet, like our family doctor eats. That's our goal at least, and we blend it between that and the Low GI diet. Our family has a history of diabetes so we have to take extra care to eat better. Its not easy changing a lifetime of habits, and I myself stayed far from fruits and veggies as possible and ate TV dinners for the most part as a teen! Now we're making veggie casseroles mixed with chicken, having protein bars and drinks, salad, and yes we're still letting ourselves eat ice cream and go out for cheese burgers ;) I'm quite happy with our transformation and really proud of my husband for taking charge and eating more healthy himself, and us working together to make eating healthy possible as a family unit. He has done so fantastic, and I must say, I'm doing pretty good too! We do have different dietary needs, but we make it work just by understanding that we do have different needs. I'm Expecting and need a good verity of everything, and he has to keep his blood sugar at bay and eat way less carbs than I do. We make dinners work by making carbs an optional side, where one can control portions and the main course is plant based with meat. If you'd like to see some of the recipes I've made or thinking of making, check out my pinterest, at www.pinterest.com/mrsmarycutler/mediterranean-diet. There is also a food pyramid there of the Mediterranean diet.
Just one of those average amazing moms... Cause you know, mommy = amazing.