I keep mickey mouse chicken nuggets from Costco in my freezer. And mac & cheese in the pantry.
I use more frozen veggies than fresh. Even in the summer.
I buy a brand of lotion that has relatively safe ingredients for when I don’t make our own.
I buy bread when I don’t get around to making our own, or when we are out of flour and yeast and down to pennies in our budget.
I bought chicken broth – the kind on sale and not the health conscious kind – when we ran out of the what I’d made at home.
My thought is that I can do what is possible now and grow into what will be possible tomorrow. I don’t need to rush my growth or guilt my way to perfection. I am privileged living here. While I don’t take that as lightly as I used to, I am accepting it as a gift for the days we are given to live here. I have my goal in view and am making choices that will take us there.
I make choices.
We eat less meat. And in general, we eat less food than we used to. We haven’t gone hungry yet 😉
We don’t drink milk anymore. We chose coconut and almond milks for cereal and baking.
We use butter sparingly, and not on bread unless it’s a celebration. We used coconut oil for daily fair.
We don’t eat eggs as a meal, we incorporate them or bake with them. We eat a lot less of them.
Cheese is a treat and an accent. We use about a third of what we used to.
There are a lot of reasons we’ve chosen these things. Convictions. A desire to eat cleaner. When we can we want to buy organic which costs more and therefore we afford less.
It’s a process.
You cannot swallow a sea, but you can drain it one drop at a time.