I've gained some weight. So naturally, I've started looking into what I can do to eat healthier. If you had asked me a year ago if I eat healthy, I would tell you 'yes, reasonably'. Meaning that I tend to cook at home for my family and we have things like McDonald's only occasionally. The more I'm learning about food and how it's processed, the more I'm seeing that my meals as a child came from a can and I'm passing that onto my children.
My kids know that if someone is eatting a salad then they are dieting. And I'm ashamed. Typical meals in the house I grew up in were speghetti (totally from boxes and cans) and frozen pot pies with ice cream for dessert. I ate my first radish about a year ago. I want to do the right thing but I have no idea what I'm doing.
The internet is great but I'm overwhelmed. What do you cook that is healthy? I'm looking for meals that aren't over seasoned (because frankly I don't think my family could handle it). Also, I don't even know what seasoning is in the tacos that I make on a weekly basis. I just buy the packet of McKormick that says 'Taco' on it. I'm looking for meals that use fresh produce but aren't very expensive. I want the veggies to be the main focus of the meal but I have no idea how to do that and still make sure that my family is getting enough protein.
Also, what is your shopping list like? and How often do you go? I have no idea how to turn veggies into a meal rather than a side dish. I'm also worried that I'll buy too much and have to throw a lot of expensive food away.
Is there anyone out there that can teach me how to really cook?