|Buckwheat Groats a.k.a. "Kasha"|
Thinking outside the box has meant introducing new foods to our diet like kale, millet, blackstrap molasses, almond milk yogurt and buckwheat groats. (Isaiah affectionately calls them "Mr. Groats" and jokes about naming our first son Buckwheat Groats Freerksen.)
We now shop at Whole Foods for organic produce, to supplement the greens we get from Naturally to Your Door (a local organic produce delivery service), to prepare our meals. Did you know spinach is actually a large leafy green? (Too many years of eating packaged baby spinach would make you think otherwise.) We spend so much money on food now = no more shopping for me, though I truly believe it's all worth it.
I miss a lot of my favorite foods (i.e. cheese), but I feel really good about what I've been putting into my body. The big plus for Isaiah is that I cook for us every night (he assists), so he's fed a yummy hot meal each evening.
Flashback to one of our early dates: We were at the buffet at a local casino. My plate full of fried food. Isaiah's full of green, healthy things.
Me: What, you don't eat fried food?
Him: (Shrugging his shoulders) I just think this stuff tastes better.
Really? Yes, really.
|Meet Mr. Groats|