My new mini-challenge… no fast food through the end of the year and no eating out for a month. (one exception: my friend’s birthday dinner) It pains me to see all of the paper waste from eating fast food. Not doing the fast food thing through the end of the year should give me a good idea why I’ve done it in the first place. It’s convenience, but is it really necessary? I really dislike cooking, but I will have to cook more now. As for the not eating out for a month, that’s more due to money. We ate out almost everyday on vacation, so it’s time to cut back for a bit.
We really don’t eat a lot of fast food anyway, so my kids won’t go into culture shock… at least I don’t think they will. Fast food is not really healthy either, so this is a good choice to make. Here’s a few tips I’m using to make this work:
Menu planning. I will have to plan meals a little better than I have in the past. I won’t do this everyday, but I will have to do it more often than I do now… which is never.
Get the kids involved. What do they want? And my boys need to learn how to cook, although Cole will probably tell me his future wife will cook for him, right before she washes his dishes. Yes, he really said that.
Travelling and field trips. These things will have to be planned in advance. I could bring a cooler and / or pack a picnic.
Wish me luck! Here we go…