Let me give you a little bit of background. My sister and I were headed back from Whole Foods in Plano, where I had just saved a lot of money using my coupons. I was really excited that I was able to bring the cost of organic down to the cost I normally spend. I live on a budget, but I don’t want to sacrifice my family’s health. When I realized that living healthily might not be as expensive as I thought- well, I was thrilled. Saving money is like my drug. I love seeing the numbers go down as the cashier scans my coupons. And I love walking out of the store knowing I haven’t put our family’s financial picture in jeopardy in order to keep us healthy.
When I had my son in 2009, I knew I wanted to change how my husband and I approached food. I wanted my son to view food as fuel for the body. I decided I didn’t want to flutter from diet to diet. I don’t believe in fads and I don’t believe in “diet.” So for about a year now, I’ve been working on changing what we eat. I’m the guardian of the kitchen. I do the grocery shopping and I cook the meals. I know that I am directly responsible for what my husband and my son consume. I started by changing our proportions, making the meal less about meat and more about fruits and veggies. Then I started looking at content. I decided to use less processed foods to bring down our sodium intake. Slowly but surely I feel like I’ve improved our diet. We currently buy about 50% organic, but I’m hoping with my newest saving strategies, we can up that amount by even more.
I love this blog concept because we all come from different perspectives. All our priorities are different and our views, budget, and needs vary. I feel like we are constantly learning and improving. I’m glad you have joined us here and I hope you’ll feel welcome to comment as well as give us ideas!