We eat out. A lot.
Pizza. Oh pizza. How I love you. Let me count the ways.
Rock Store BBQ
Did I mention we love Chick-fil-a?? Cleaning out my car of the Chick-fil-a tea cups is TOTALLY embarrassing.
We know “kids eat free” nights like nobody’s business.
I don’t have any good excuses.
I do have plenty of bad ones – we’re too busy, we’re on the run, we’re lazy, I don’t like to cook, I’m clumsy in the kitchen, we like food, but not the kind we have to prepare…
I could go on.
But I’ll spare you.
And I’m not alone. My friend, Sarah, for instance – I texted her about my confession and she’s currently waiting on her pizza delivery!!
She’s my kind of girl. And here I was thinking she’s sitting at home drinking her green smoothies…HAHAHA!
Her family struggles like ours. She has young kids too and understands where I’m coming from. She might be the only one, and that is truly OK.
There’s two big problems:
#1 – we aren’t healthy
I need to eat more veggies to lose this 10 pounds that I lost after having Brock and then GAINED back over the past 2 months. We don’t make terrible choices, but we don’t make great ones either. My kids don’t drink soft drinks, I limit their sugar, and we always choose the healthier options when eating out – like fruit cups instead of fries. Still. We have a LOT of room for improvement.
#2 – the money
Good grief, the money. Eating out is not cheap. Brian keeps up with our spending and I can’t even share how much we waste on going out to eat. Like Sarah said, “Do you realize how many vacations we could have gone on if we didn’t go out to eat all the time???”
Some REALLY good vacations. Geez.
For a long time now, I’ve considered doing something radical on my blog. Honestly, I’ve been too scared up to this point to actually DO IT. Tonight, I’m brave enough – finally.
For the next month, I’m going to share a photo of what our family had for dinner at the end of my daily blog post.
Accountability. This is huge in my life. That’s one reason I have this blog, to make me accountable for writing every day and getting better with practice.
If I know I’m going to share a photo of what we eat, you can be sure I’m going to think twice about going to Chick-fil-a for dinner say…4 days in a row. Not joking.
Also, this goes along with our monthly theme for #Lessin2016 – this month has been focused on less fatty and sugary foods.
Lastly, I thought it might be fun to try some new recipes and share them with you on the blog (only if they are easy and good haha).
Here we go for tonight.
Don’t be expecting anything spectacular, people.
What’s on the plate? The Daily Starr eats
Shredded chicken – leftover from Rock Store BBQ this weekend
BBQ baked beans – also from Rock Store BBQ
Homemade Slaw from my mother in law
Steamed broccoli and carrots (I made these…yay!)
As you can see, I’m a hungry girl.
I like to eat, ya’ll. At least I didn’t get seconds!!!
One of my goals this month is to have half of the plate filled with veggies.
Ok – who is with me on this #trashouttuesday in eating more real food at home??
Here’s to less of these Styrofoam cups lining the counter in our kitchen by the trash!
I’d love to know if your family struggles with this and how we can help keep each other motivated and encouraged 🙂
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