Need Some Baby Steps to Eating Better?
Here at Kitchen Stewardship, we’ve always been all about the baby steps – no one has to be a super hero and do it all at once.
We’re surrounded by real heroes now – the doctors, nurses, and first responders taking care of the sick during this pandemic. And we’ve all been asked to make sacrifices, like cooking at home far more than usual, staying out of the grocery stores as long as possible, and having the whole family home 24/7.
Some may say those are small sacrifices, but they add up! It’s ok if it feels HARD.
But I can help.
The teacher in me has always wanted to make the journey to natural living more doable for people. I know you have 57 piles of laundry around your house, a child hanging on your leg right now begging for a snack and, if you have boys like me, boogers on the wall in unseen (and seen!) places. You’re not exactly brimming over with random extra time, even though people think we are because our calendar is unscheduled!
That’s why around here, we make little changes, we give ourselves grace, and we keep our focus on always trying our best each day.
People loved that about my “Monday Missions” back in 2009 when Kitchen Stewardship began, but if you’re just starting your real food journey, sifting through all that we’ve shared here over the years can be totally overwhelming.
My life just as I was starting this blog…full of joy but not quite as full of a schedule as I have now!!
That’s why we took the best 10 “Monday Missions” that used to post once a week and got them all spruced up to send to your inbox – once a week on Mondays, so you can learn to be a good kitchen steward one baby step at a time, in a doable sequence, and along the way we’ll add some blog posts in case you’d like to spice things up. (And if they don’t suit where you are in the baby steps – no big deal. You can ignore or delete the extras.)
You can read them WITH children hanging on the leg and one hand wiping down the boogers! Or even if you’re working from your kitchen table or watching a Netflix series 4 weeks behind…I wouldn’t recommend it in the shower though, but you can use that lovely (quiet) shower time to plan out your next baby step!
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I found Kitchen Stewardship in the google search results for homemade chicken broth. I kept looking until I found yours because I wasn’t satisfied with any other source. You had so much more information than just a a recipe and it helped tremendously. I had no idea at the time how expansive KS is. I found it at the perfect time as I was ready to hear real food evangelism-I’d just found out about white sugar and began reading many labels when a friend did Whole30 and was very surprised. I’ve learned so much in the past few months, even successfully made yogurt on my first try thanks to your guide.
— A.B., Kentucky
Please remember you really can’t do it all at once – That’s almost sure to cause failure and abandoning your goals, and I want to be your cheerleader as you save money, pump up your family’s nutrition, ditch toxins from your home AND spend very little time doing it.
Here are the topics we’ll cover one a week to help you leap into better health and habits with less effort:
Week 1: Plan your meals.
Week 2: Make traditional bone broth.
Week 3: Make homemade yogurt.
Week 4: Use dry beans in your meals.
Week 5: Use healthy fats.
Week 6: Make non-toxic homemade cleaners.
Week 7: Cut out artificial sweeteners and trans fats.
Week 8: Reduce your dependence on sweeteners – even the natural ones.
Week 9: Learn to eat nutrient-dense foods.
Week 10: Do something about grains.
One person who accepted the Monday Mission challenges said this,
“I almost never do these blog email subscription things, but I was so darn impressed with your yogurt trouble-shooting that I decided why not! Keep em comin!”
Each week’s email will include EVERYTHING you need to accomplish the mission. No clicking around and getting distracted by eleventy-dozen other tabs or apps, my dear squirrel-brain busy moms!
Do you see anything you are already doing? Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ll get a week off. 😉
And who knows…maybe there will be a day here and there where you really do feel like superwoman!
We all fit into the frame but just barely! My kids are nourished, I know what they look like (and what their passions are), and we all work together in the kitchen to make healthy food.
It’s all because of baby steps one week, one new routine at a time!!