Welcome to the latest edition of the Baby Steps to Healthy Eating Series!
The purpose of this series is to encourage you to take the necessary steps, no matter how small, towards living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy. This means not being afraid to try new things and cut back on foods that are bad for you.
I remember when I started on my real food journey—things were rough! I didn’t have anyone to guide me and I made SO many mistakes. But that’s why I created this series. So that you wouldn’t have to go through all of the mistakes that made and so that you wouldn’t feel overwhelmed.
Each edition of this series includes three baby steps for you to take. A great way to take it slow would be to do at least 3 baby steps per month.
For baby steps 1-3, click here.
For baby steps 4-6, click here.
For baby steps 7-9, click here.
Baby Step #10
Make two loaves of bread this month. Making your own bread is easy and its way healthier than the chemical-laden bread from the store. Storebought bread is full of preservatives, dough conditioners, bleached flour, and plenty of other terrible things. Here is a recipe for homemade whole wheat bread (that actually tastes good).
Baby Step #11
Pack a real food lunch for your kids for a week. By this I mean no processed foods, nothing with loads of sugar, and definitely nothing with food dye. Fresh fruits and vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, sandwiches made on homemade whole wheat bread, yogurt, etc. Here is a great resource for making real food lunches.
Baby Step #12
Stop buying dinner rolls. This is an absolute, meaning this is a step to take forever. Dinner rolls can be purchased from the freezer aisle or the bread aisle, but 9 out of 10 times, there isn’t anything healthy about them.
Instead, try making your own whole wheat dinner rolls. They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and REALLY soft and delicious.
And that’s it for this edition of the Baby Steps to Healthy Eating series!