Once upon a time, there was a girl who desperately wanted her family to live a healthier lifestyle. She wanted to set an example so that someday, her children wouldn't have to deal with the hardships of being overweight as she had. She wanted herself and her husband to start over and learn to be healthier and eat more "whole" foods and lose weight to set a healthy example for their children. Of course, everyone has to splurge now and then and eat something sweet and delicious. But, the girl really wanted to do her best to make even the sweet things just a little more healthy, even if it meant just making things from scratch and knowing the ingredients that went into it instead of buying processed snack and dessert foods.
This is the start of a new adventure, a new lifestyle, my very own fairytale. The goal - to have a happy ending to this fairytale by making better food decisions, making more food in our home instead of buying processed foods with ingredients we've never heard of, and set an example for my growing children so that they too will continue the pattern when they are older.