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My family and I are really on this “eating healthier” kick, no we are not going all crazy but we are trying to eliminate the easy boxed meals that were predominately our world up until a month or two ago. Sure we still have an occasional boxed mashed potatoes mix or the hamburger helper packages from time to time; I don’t believe we will ever be 100% anti-boxed meals. With that being said, we are trying to be about 65 – 70% healthier with our food choices.

My Easy Pasta Bake

I haven’t ever been the parent who buys chips or sodas by the regular for the kids nor have I been into buying too many junk snack options or drinks, however, my youngest is a super picky eater. Right now I am choosing my battles and continue to offer him things he will eat while giving a wide range of other options to the other kids and myself. Lately I have been using the internet as a tool to find recipes that are better for us.

With my age, now 32 years, I know my family health history will start to play into my daily life. This means I want to not only start eating better to ensure happy heart health but also to ensure the pounds come off and I start seeing a regular doctor. I happen to love pasta, it is my one addiction that is difficult to break. I am also a pizza addict. If someone asks me what my favorite dinner is, the answer would be somewhere between pizza and lasagna. The cool thing about learning to eat and cook healthier is that there are healthy options of your best loved foods, I mentioned lasagna; there is a paleo lasagna recipe that I am thinking about trying to make for the family one evening.

Since we have been cooking “from scratch” around here, my boyfriend has lost two pants sizes and while I am still struggling with losing any weight, I am proud to see that my healthier cooking is keeping the kids faster longer as well as helping my boyfriend lose some weight. Eventually my body will catch up, it just happens to be slightly slow in response to this healthy food eating.

If you could give up one food cooked in an unhealthy way and learn to like a healthier version of that meal, what would it be?

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Cascia @ The Healthy Moms Mag (10 comments)

    Good for you! You know you can also find healthy and delicious recipes on my blog. I love hearing about families making healthy lifestyle changes. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies (1 comments)

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE pasta and pizza too. I could never go paleo. :) I just try to eat less of all those carby things I love because I could never cut them out altogether!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) (232 comments)

    These days, there are so many “skinny” options for many recipes, that it’s fairly easy to find great recipes that are healthy! Good for you!