Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Apples and Almond Butter

{wish I could figure out how to rotate this picture - sorry!}

This is my favorite breakfast/lunch/snack!

It is super-easy when I don't have a lot of time (which is most of the time).

I make this in about 2 minutes before leaving for our son's baseball game. And it was the perfect snack. (Even the kiddos had some)

The Almond Butter I LOVE is from Living Tree. It is SO good!! (And they also have Pecan Butter, Cashew Butter and Coconut Butter that I love too - plus others!)

Which leads me to what I have been thinking of lately....

"Eating healthy is SO expensive!!" and "It's too expensive to eat healthy!" (I've heard these before, and I've even thought this myself years ago)

Is eating healthy really expensive?

I don't think so.

Sure, it costs me A LOT more to buy this yummy almond butter and organic apples, but that's OK. These are high quality foods that will support my perfect health. No more of the Jiffy peanut butter that you can get for a buck. That stuff is just loaded with junk you don't need and made with low quality ingredients. So much of what you buy at the grocery store is low quality - but it's at a great price!! (Or so we think)

Low-cost food and high cost medical bills? Which would I rather have?

A few weeks ago our family went to Alpine for Spring Break. We were out of our routine and way of eating. The kids were SO excited to buy whatever they wanted for meals for those days. Well, what we bought for those 4 or 5 days cost us WAY more than what we usually spend on groceries. And by the end of the week we had runny noses, stomach aches and head aches (I won't name the guilty!) 

But not me! I had "clean" food. I ate salads every night. No flour products and hardly any sugar. I felt fantastic!

But, the one thing I've found is that bad habits are hard to break! Any habit for that fact. And eating healthy seems to be the unpopular thing to do. At least that has been my case. Oh well. I'm trying to do what is best for MY body and teaching my family as I go along. And I've also found that it is HARD and there is SO much to learn. But I think that I would be doing my family disservice if I didn't teach them about health. Seems like I've been on this mission of health since my mid-teens. And I'm finally getting somewhere. Wish I would have known this a whole lot earlier, but I am so glad for all that I have learned and continue to learn!