I had managed to complete a major purge at the start of my family's journey. Dad and I did not want to battle our will or the wills of our children. It was the best move that we could have made. The kids knew what was available and nothing was off limits. Dad and I were not tempted to fall back into bad habits during our late night date-nights. We were able to successfully detox, having all the processed foods out of the house.
All was going great in the home, until Christmas. Dad and I let down our guard. We catered to the requests of others, not wanting to impose our changes on them. We allowed the junk to slowly creep in.
Another purge was in order. My pantry and fridge will never be the same. You won’t find anything that would be considered a sugary food, includes ingredients that we don’t recognize, or food with items we can’t pronounce. The following is an abbreviated list of items that have been eliminated from my pantry and fridge.
I hope to do a better job this year to completely eliminate these items from my children’s diet while outside the home.
Alcohol (aside from the bottle of wine we use for cooking and the bottle of wine that we purchased on a special trip.)