Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Turning Over a New Leaf

So I was thinking about New Years Resolutions and I usually don't make any because let's face it we all never live p to them anyway, but I did think that perhaps as a family we could turn over a new leaf. By that I mean that I have decided to drastically reduce the amount of processed foods that we consume, and to try to cut down the amount of processed carbs we eat as well. So this means of course more cooking for me! But I am happy to do it to try and keep my family healthier and to try and reduce the amount of packets and packaging that we put into landfill or recycling. So the next few posts will be about some recipes that I am trying for school lunches and morning teas. I am working my way through the stock of prepackaged muesli bars and snack treats that we have and replacing them with homemade using spelt and wholegrain flours, raw sugar, honey and maple syrup instead of sugar, and limiting butters and margarines. So it will be a journey, I have even put to bed a new sour dough starter to go back to making my own bread as well! My I am feeling adventurous!! I am returning to school this year again as well so we shall see how long this new leaf turning goes for!!

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