In a rut. How hard can it be to feed a family of four everyday? Lately it seems to be a huge challenge. With having to read all of the labels, and remembering all the terms manufacturers use to fool you into thinking those cookies are safe, or that frozen pizza dough won’t cause a reaction, going to the store takes hours. I yearn for the time when I could run into a grocery store and be out in 20 minutes with tons of options. “Mom, I’m hungry!” used to make me smile – chicken fingers, mac’n’cheese, pancakes, all those easy, fast go-to’s are now off-limits.
Now, I do realize that we are all eating better, with fewer additives and more whole food options. That makes me very happy. It’s just the constant vigilance to have some quick tasty made-from-scratch options available that seems so overwhelming at the moment.
So today I’m spending time in the kitchen making some staples…
Oat and banana breakfast bars
And, of course, something for dinner. Maybe some yummy halibut. I hope everything turns out. And I’m kicking this rut in the butt and out of my kitchen!