Saturday, August 20, 2011

Why is eating healthy so difficult for me?  I do not understand it.  I like healthy foods.  I'm thinking it is all about convenience.  It's easy to pick something processed up at the store and just eat than to prepare foods at home.  I need to plan better.  I didn't make any food to take on our trip to California earlier this month, so we just ate whatever while we were there.  Fast food happened.  I've noticed hives on my arms again.  I've had them since I was a teenager off and on.  More on than off in my adult years.  They disappeared completely over the summer- until about a week or so ago.  I'm guessing it has to do with the food I've been eating.  I have not been eating well.  Lots of junk.  Processed junk.  I just ground some spelt flour today for the first time this month.  That is pretty sad. 
Stress seems to be another issue for me.   Even though I don't feel completely stressed right now I am.  It seems that when stress occurs I tend to stay out of the kitchen, resulting in me eating mostly premade junk.  Of course, I know when I am under stress I should eat even better!  So I make it worse and it turns into a vicious cycle. 
So today I am trying to break the cycle.  That is why I ground some flour.  I used some of the flour to make muffins- chocolate chocolate chip muffins (I get a lot of my recipes from her blog).  They are pretty good.  I am still trying to figure out a way to make them really moist.  They tend to be a bit on the dry side.  I've added more milk, and am considering adding even more.  The extra milk has helped.  Maybe I will make some bread this afternoon as well. 
I made a meal plan but haven't really stuck to it this week.  We have a church event for dinner tonight, but tomorrow night I plan to make baked potato soup.  It is so tasty!  We usually have it with sour cream, shredded raw cheddar cheese, and crumbled uncured turkey bacon.  I think this one is now a weekly menu item (even though it is summer now).  I just need to figure out the perfect side dish (a vegetable) to go with it.