I have decided that making meals from scratch using all real food is kind of like going to the gym. Because some days I just don’t feel like it at all.
For real. Yes, this cooking-loving-real-food-advocate does get burned out sometimes. And sometimes all I want to do is open up a box or a can and heat something up for my family or (gasp!) order a pizza.
So I do that.
But I don’t always blog about it. But now I’m letting you in on my secret to let you know I do do those things and it’s ok.
And since I know everyone is on a different point on their journey towards making more meals from real food, I want you to stop feeling guilty about where you are and thinking you should do more. Because, just like going to the gym or exercising, as long as you’re doing SOMETHING, you’re making progress.
So it’s ok to skip the real food every so often. And sometimes it’s ok to include some processed food ingredients with all the fresh ingredients because if keeping it simple is what’s helping your progress then that’s better than nothing or the drive-thru. And you know you’ll get back on track again at some point and keep on making more, small changes that will help your family eat well.
And just like exercising, it’s usually easier when you have a buddy to keep you going. So I hope that’s what my blog does for you all. So whether you’re new to the journey or have been in it for years, I bet you can look back a year from now and see the progress you’ve made.
And really, that’s all that matters.
Happy cooking, y’all!