"Mom, what's for dinner?"
|My eldest daughter & her piece of carrot cake.|
I love food. I absolutely love to eat but I am a bit picky about what I eat 98% of the time.
Becoming aware of what you eat and where it comes from I feel is really important for a family to know.
We spend lots of money on our homes, cars and clothes but we skimp on the costs of our food. Which we put into our bodies that we hope will last decades. Seems a little backwards and that is why I am picky about what I eat.
I know there are a million blogs dedicated to the subject of sustainable or organic living and healthy eating. A lot of times they are a really "heavy" read. Save the world! Don't eat the animals! Only shop at certain places! Do it now or die!
Which is truly wonderful thinking but let's be honest, a lot of times most of us can barely handle what is on our own plates. We have to save ourselves and our own families first before we can save others.
But it doesn't hurt to become educated as a family. Knowing is half that battle.
Here is a little list of a few movies that my family has watched on the food topic:
- Forks Over Knives - A take on "healing" yourself by eating a plant base whole foods diet. This was particularly interesting to our family with my husband having high cholesterol & me being a sugar addict. (My own father died of complications from diabetes.)
- Food Matters - A lot like Forks Over Knives.
- Food, Inc. - A look into what makes a hamburger cost less than a bunch of carrots in America. I actually had a friend from another country say to me "That's why Americans are so fat." after seeing this movie. :/
- What's On Your Plate? - This one is definitely one that younger kids can watch and get. The movie is presented by two young girls who seek out where their food comes from.
After all what matters most is each other and being together. After I realized that I changed my own thinking about eating.