I have for a while now planned on getting Grayson eating clean, and also if possible the rest of us too. I want him to be sugar free, additive free, preservative free, basically crap free. I’m hopeful that this might help with his adhd, maybe I am overly hopeful but its worth a try. Plus its healthier, and if I eat clean too and it makes me feel happier and healthier, then I might be able to find him less stressful. Here’s hoping!
So every great (and probably failed) diet starts on a Monday right, so did ours. Nigella I’m not, I’m not a great cook, I’m pretty rubbish in the kitchen to be fair, so this will be a learning curve for me, but one I hope I enjoy. There already seems to be a lot of ‘hope’ resting on this diet change.
Today I decided to start with lunch. I chose a few recipes over the weekend which the lovely Ocado man delivered all the ingredients for yesterday. Today’s choice was Carnival Curry and Sunshine Rice from the Ella’s Kitchen Easy Family Cookbook. To be honest there was nothing remotely technical about making it. I was pleasantly surprised and was snapping pics as I went with the plan of sharing them on here. I suddenly realised how automatically I style my photos so they are social media ready. I looked down at Ruby sitting on the kitchen floor scoffing the remains of a bag of crisps that she had helped herself too out of the pantry – she is clearly protesting this clean eating – and took a pic of her. I looked down at Hallie screaming in her chair also in the Kitchen with us and took a pic of her too. So here are my social media ready pics and my honest (harsh) reality pics. There really is a social media life and then there is real life, right?!
The Instagramable Pics ….
The Reality Pics ….
All certainly was not calm in my kitchen. Managed to distract Grayson with YouTube though so that helped a little.
Lunch was ready, and this is how Ruby rewarded me for slaving away making them a nice lunch
yes she rolled it around the table with her juice cup! Grayson tucked in fortunately and ate most of his, BUT managed to spill over two full juice cups all over the table and the floor.
Can’t win them all I guess. They are at Nanny’s for tea, whilst I take Hallie to the theatre, so over to her. I’ll have another go tomorrow and see how that goes.
Any clean eating tips will be gratefully received as will quick, easy and tasty recipes.