Thursday, June 4, 2009

May conclusion


Well, I'm blogging from Montreal! My kind mother offered to care for the children so that I could join my DH here while he's doing his classes. Of course, I turned her down multiple times, but then I just decided to carpe diem (plus it's our 15th anniversary next week!!!).

I have a great picture of E where he's gazing lovingly at his pet caterpillar. He put it into a jam jar, his dad punched some holes in the lid and we filled it with some nummy leaves and 1 week later, the formerly hungry caterpillar had started making a cocoon. E is so proud! AGAIN I didn't make a big effort with this naturalist profession, but we did ride our bikes more, and spend more time in the "courtyard" part of our yard.

I looked up my profession for June and it's meal planning, with a focus on meatless dishes. My sister-in-law stayed for a week with us in April, and she was avoiding sugar while eating lots of vegetables and it made me very aware of what we were eating (umm. . . lots of sugar and not so many vegetables!). And then G brought home the health food guide for his age group and we saw that we need to put 2 or 3 more servings of fruit and veggies into his daily diet. AND D brought home a book published by Reader's Digest in 2007 called "Magic Foods" and it's about how to keep you blood sugar regulated. So I think I have been prepped and motivated to dedicate this month to improving my family's diet. My first tip is to put prepped veggies and fruit on the table when the kids come home for lunch, while you're preparing the main part of the meal. They're hungry, it's the only option and they'll snack on it.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Hope it is warm in Montreal. It is cold and rainy here today! What a great idea for June. I have a sprouter. What do you know about sprouting? For human consumption that is. I think my June will be my artisan month. I'm going to devote it to rekindling my creative glass girl. I hope she is still there. And I hope there is enough room for her in my life and in my basement. See you soon!

Michelle said...

I love Montreal! I hope you are having fun! As for getting more vegetables, I suggest looking to see if you city has a farmer's market. I go to them all the time (They seem to have them almost everyday here in Central Texas!). The produce is often the same price as at the grocery store, and sometimes it is cheaper! Oh and just remember you have a garden, so maybe you don't need the farmer's market...

Shanna said...

I just signed up for a service that is going to send me fruits and vegs every week for 5 a day for our family. The first delivery is tomorrow. I'm pretty excited about it. I found an awesome potato soup recipe. It was delicious. My goal is to use up all the produce before the next shipment. It is shocking the amount of sugar our family eats. Good luck this month.