Healthier Choice Spaghetti
Two things are currently happening right now. Reconnecting and Renewing. As we’re taking this time away from being “busy bodies”, there are a few things we wanted to incorporate. One, strengthening our bond with our kids one by way of traditional family dinners. You know, talking, laughing and learning about each other’s day. Two, living healthier by exercising and better choices with our food selections. Ashon and I both have made so many excuses over the years as to why we couldn’t stick with the day-to-day. Too busy. Too expensive. Not enough time to plan. The kids wouldn’t like it. You get! We pretty much made every excuse not to do it.
When Ashon called me from the grocery store saying “Hey, we are doing it. We are starting today. No more excuses…” Kind of conversation had me with a “Awww HECK!” kind of look. Look, I love food! And I want it to always taste good. But because he was totally on board, I knew at that moment, I needed to get my mind in check. I wasn’t convinced that it would even taste good. Are you like me, thinking that most healthy foods are super nasty? If so, we kin.
When I could finally see what he picked out, after returning home, I saw that he picked out Mueller’s Hidden Veggie thin spaghetti and Bertolli’s Organic tomato & basil sauce. I didn’t hesitate. I looked at the nutrition facts on the back of each item and I immediately started cooking!
But I began to talk to God…
“God, please let this taste better than it looks. You know how I am, if it’s nasty, I WILL not buy this again! I need you to meet me half way…”
Then I turned to smile at my dear husband. Why? Because I knew he was trying.
Genesis 9:3 "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything." Dad prayed over dinner and the kids can’t wait to dig in. And IT WAS SO GOOD Y'ALL!! It was at that moment I realized is that God intended to bless our bodies and to provide us with nourishment. He never intended on food to be nasty.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 "Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.” God intended food to be our happiness. Not to abuse it or make it more than what we have made it. It's been approved to enjoy life... food included!
My Mood: Eat. Drink. Live. Enjoy. Be Happy.
The best part about this dinner… The kids had no idea they were eating healthy. Ha!
Note to self: Take this journey one day at a time. Don't be too hard on yourself. Be intentional and choose joy in all things. Even food.