One of the biggest changes that we as a family have undertaken in 2015 has been the commitment to try and eat “cleaner” – we have always been a family that have eaten generally well, but it’s all so easy to take the easy option sometimes and of course to fall for all the marketing out there.
We have always encouraged our boys to try everything and they do, and I doubt there are many families in our neck of the woods that have children that prefer to eat seafood for breakfast or to choose to have olives and anchovies … they don’t always like what we give them, but they will always try it first and give it a go.
So this year we have focused on trying to remove white bread from our breakfast and from our lunches … ideally remove it completely by the end of the year, but if we can make those first steps then its a huge improvement.
We have worked on using scrambled egg as the main breakfast constituent and then work around that … normally its smoked salmon that goes with it, but today it was vine tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh mint drizzled with a little walnut oil:
It has worked well, I have virtually removed white bread from my diet now and I feel so much better for it – we still get the odd low GI brown loaf and yes occasionally I will have some white toast, but it is really occasionally now …
Combine that with the removal of sugar which I have already spoken about on this blog and we are really starting to clean our act up here. And the great thing for us as parents is that the kids are loving it …
My cold is subsiding, but I am still coughing up some pretty gruesome stuff, so a weekend of rest is ahead of me to clear it completely before we get back into the training next week with some gentle runs and a visit to the gym.