There is no comparison. Real food wins hands down every time.
When I talk about processed food, I’m talking about microwaveable meals and the like. These types of food are loaded with sugar, salt and chemicals to extend the shelf life. I really hate the way supermarkets peddle these types of food as being a healthy diet for children.
Now I’m no angel, But I don’t feed these types of meals to my son. That doesn’t mean I never will but I will try my hardest to ensure he doesn’t have shit food like that.
We made a real grown up decision for me not to return to work. My new full time job will be raising my son (I like this position much more than the previous)
This means we’re going to be on a real tight budget (thank god for Aldi’s). The key to trying to stick to the budget is plan, plan and plan some more.
I have a whiteboard and on a Sunday evening you’ll find me planning out all Max’s meals for the week. That’s breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Monday morning is shopping day where we get all the ingredients needed for the week.This stops me from making bad choices because everything I need is right there.
I try and give Max a good variety of different foods. He does occasionally have something naughty. The majority of the time he’s eating healthy nutritious food (this should be a basic for every child).
I find people who give their children processed food probably believe it’s easier, quicker and cheaper. In reality it’s none of these things.
Ok that’s my food rant over 🙂 I hope you all enjoy your weekend.