Do one thing
When I first got started, I found the task of cleaning the chemicals our of our diet completely overwhelming, after all, I had no time, picky eaters and a limited budget. So you might also want to ask, "What one thing does our family consume the most of in any given week that I'd like to adjust?" and then change that. Or, if that sounds too much like a battle, pick something trivial, that no one will notice, and change that. Just get started-the rest will come in time.
Commit perhaps to making only one change each week. Or one change each month. Pick something that seems small enough, and easy enough, that you can actually picture yourself doing it. And that won't break the bank.
Liking the idea but having a hard time imagining how to implement it? Here are some suggestions to get you started:
|Instead of:||Choose This!|
|Cheetos||Fritos or Natural Cheetos
|Fat Free Miracle Whip||Original Miracle Whip|
|Lenders Blueberry Bagels||Lenders Cinnamon Raisin Bagels|
|Hawaiian Punch||Minute Maid Fruit Punch|
|Kraft Macaroni and Cheese mix-yellow||Kraft Macaroni and Cheese mix – White Cheddar|
|Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake mix||Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake mix|
|Prepackaged noodles with powder mix||Bag of noodles with butter/olive oil|
|Prepackaged mix of rice||Bag of plain rice with salt/spices added|
|Lowfat Ice Cream||Original Ice Cream|
|Strawberry Ice Cream||Vanilla Ice Cream with your own toppings!|
|Blue Yogurt||White yogurt – add your own toppings|