As much as I dislike "new years resolutions" I am determined now more than ever to depart from the Standard American Diet. I have some pretty serious goals for 2008 regarding health, and my family's diet. Here are some:
*I will not feed my family "fast food" (read: McDonald's) for convenience or "as a treat." I will instead plan ahead or seek out healthy alternatives.
*My goal is to feed my family 75% organic (everything..fresh and packaged) I even joined Timber Creek Farms Organics, fresh organic produce, meat and dairy..delivered to my door weekly.
*I will not buy white sugar, white flour, or white pasta again (instead buying raw sugar, whole grain flour, and whole grain pasta)
*I will use my juicer EVERYDAY, making fresh fruit and vegetable juices for my family.
*I will buy a grain mill, and grind whole grains into flour for bread and baking.
*I will make bread in the bread machine EVERYDAY, instead of buying the store bought kind (filled with high fructose corn syrup and chemicals)
*We will not drink soda pop.
*I will teach my children WHY we aren't eating the "other stuff". Who wants to be normal? The average American is obese (or over-weight), has cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. I do not want to be normal. The average American spends more time on the couch watching TV than exercising...I want better for MY children.
*I will let the children make decisions about what they eat, helping me in the kitchen to make breakfast smoothies, or healthy cookies, veggie pizza, etc..
Quick thought: If you put pancake syrup into your car's gas tank, instead of gas...how well would your car run, and for how long?
If you are putting sugary cereal, soda pop, candy, and fast food into your (or your kids) body..how well will you function, and for how long?
Banana Smoothie (my kids favorite recipe)
In a blender:
3 frozen ripe bananas
2T. raw honey
cover with Rice Dream Rice Milk.
Blend. Makes 4 kid size breakfast smoothies.
Other additions: You could add almond or peanut butter, protein powder, Superfood type green powder (I use Greens First), fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt, or kefir instead of rice milk, or Stevia as a calorie free sweetener.
If you were to die today, are you 100% sure you would go to heaven?You know, you can know! The bible says in 1 John 5:13, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..."
#1 know you are a sinner (we all are) Romans 3:23
#2 know that Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins (and mine)
#3 accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. It's a free gift! You do not have to attend any certain church, be baptized or work your way to heaven! All you have to do IS BELIEVE!!!
Romans 6:23 :For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from thedead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:9,10,11
If you will trust Jesus to take you to Heaven when you die, just pray something like this : "Dear Jesus, forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. I trust you today to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. Amen"
If you were saved today, please leave a comment on my blog, I would like to pray for you!!!