Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting on Track: Good Food

Last week we briefly talked about goals and daily journal writing.  Well one of my big goals is to try and live a healthier lifestyle and get my family to do the same.  Have you ever seen the movie Food Inc.?  My husband and I watched it this weekend and it really gave me a kick in the you-know-what to get this new goal started.

Food, Inc.

It's disturbing where we get our meat.  Now I'm usually not one to hit the fast food joints, but now I'm even a little nervous about going to the grocery store to buy meat.  Eek.

I ventured to the store today though and had a fairly easy time finding 100% organic produce, meat, whole grains, and dairy items.  I even found locally made grain bread.  Yumo.

Tonight for dinner I made organic salmon over a bed of organic spinach with a simple lemon-olive oil dressing.  I highly recommend this potlatach seasoning you can find at Williams-Sonoma.  It gives the fish a semi-spicy, crispy taste.  It's simple delicious and you don't feel like you are eating healthy.  It tastes like salmon you would order from a fine restaurant.

There are so many more wonderful, healthy recipes to explore.  I hope to share more with you this week.  Fingers crossed I can keep it up.  If I get to craving junk food, I guess that is what the journal is for!

Happy Monday!


  1. The salmon/spinach sounds yummy and so easy! Love it! Did you get the Delano Old Town Bakery bread? Its my FAVORITE. I keep aspiring to make my own bread at home some time, but its not like I need anything more to do right now. So, its a good alternative and the kids love it.

  2. It's actually Farm to Market bread made locally here in Kansas City. It is so delicious! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

  3. Wow organic meat... I keep saying I want to give Julianna organic meat when she is ready to try it ... but the other day I saw how much more money organic meat is - OUCH. I think we might be forgoing the organic meat for a while. We already do organic milk and some veggies/fruits (all the ones with the thin skins are better when organic)... It's funny how you think about this stuff so much more when you have a baby! :)

  4. Organic meat is so ridiculously expensive-I agree. I think we are going to switch back to "smart chicken" as it is almost as good as organic. A few shortcuts to save $$ isn't a bad idea!