Eating Healthier At My House

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Recently, my husband came to me and said that he wanted to start eating better. I was thrilled to hear this because currently, he does NOT eat very healthy. If it is a veggie, he won't touch it. His breakfast usually consists of sweets...donuts, cookies, chocolate milk, etc. So you can imagine my surprise when he suggested to me that we start eating healthier. Now, his idea of doing this is eating more fruit. I can't say that it is totally a wonderful thing to eat fruit as you are still consuming sugar but at least it is better than a donut! So, the other day he went grocery shopping and came home with the following: 2 boxes of strawberries, at least 5 cans of crushed pineapple, 2 cans of peaches, bananas and V8 Splash.

As I unpacked the bags I wondered just what he was planning to do with all of this fruit. I knew he was going to eat it of course, but I was trying to follow his line of thinking. When I asked him about it he said that he wanted to start drinking fruit smoothies! Ahhh! Ok, so it all made sense now. I have always drank fruit smoothies and LOVE them. I even like to make green smoothies on occasion. Those are they types of smoothies in which you can mix both fruit and greens. They are REALLY good and my children love them.

So, that night I made him a fruit smoothie that he could take to work with him in the morning. Usually I use ice in my smoothies, but to keep his from getting watered down, I left out the ice. Here is what I did...

In a blender, add 1 banana, 1/2 can crushed pineapple, 1/2 can peaches, 6-8 strawberries (washed and stems cut off) and any other kind of fruit that you want to use. Sometimes I add blueberries and flax seed too. Then, add as much juice (I would love to try mangosteen juice sometime), water or milk that you want and blend thoroughly. That's it! The ice just adds a frostiness to the smoothie and makes it oh so good.
The finished smoothie is a perfect blend of fruit flavors and was very much enjoyed by all of us! My husband has a smoothie waiting for him for his breakfast tomorrow and he will LOVE it! So, that is what we are doing to eat healthier right now. How about you? What are some things that you do to change up the way you eat?

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  1. I've cut back on frying. We eat a lot of lean meats and have increased our veggie and fruit intake.


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