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Does this sound healthy?

Please tell me what you think of this menu? This is my families meal plan for today. We are trying to eat as healthy as possible, switching over to whole foods gradually. It is me, my DH, our four year old and two year old.

Breakfast- Kashi Heart to Heart Honey oat cereal and bananas
Lunch- Ham & Avocado panini (homemade with one slice of lean ham, slice of swiss cheese, and avocado)
Dinner- Coconut chicken (made with 1/4 c butter, 1/2 c coconut, 1/4 c bread crumbs and baked in the oven) rice, and carrots.
Snacks- pumpkin granola, celery and carrots with yogurt veggie dip, apples with yogurt fruit dip, whole grain wheat thin crackers and cheddar cheese stick
Beverages- milk and water (and one Dr Pepper for me because I'm trying to wean myself off soda but it is so hard to go cold turkey!)
Dessert- homemade apple crisp made with sliced apples, lemon juice, 1/3 c flour, 1 cup oats, 1/2 c unrefined cane sugar.


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Asked by Mama2JoshKatie at 2:35 PM on Oct. 1, 2009 in Health

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Answers (6)
  • No to the ham. Learn about pork in your body.

    Answer by EireLass at 2:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Thanks for your opinion. What do you think of the rest of the menu?

    Answer by Mama2JoshKatie at 2:49 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • I love it and I want you to prepare my food!! Yummy!!

    Answer by EireLass at 2:53 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • Can I come eat at your house?

    Answer by Gailll at 2:58 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

  • It sounds like you are moving in the right direction.
    Ham is pretty toxic and you should stop buying it.
    Your apple crisp recipe sounds like the one I use; you can replace the white flour with whole wheat pastry flour and cut the sugar by about 1/3 (I also sub ground flax seed for about 1/3 of the flour.
    Drinking milk is unnecessary, especially during flu season; stick with drinking water.
    Work towards the following daily goals:
    7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables, in at least 3 different colors.
    6-7 servings of whole grains
    At least two servings of legumes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:10 AM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • The milk is mostly for my children, I personally drink a lot more water then milk.

    Answer by Mama2JoshKatie at 12:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

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