I'm Not Telling the Kids

Sunday, February 17, 2013
This week, Meredith came home from school and told me a boy had coughed on her.
It gave me a bit of a wakeup call, because in the warmth and Vitamin D-saturated summer weather, you forget that winter is just around the corner waiting to pounce on you with all those nasty germs.

So, this week I am putting my secret plan into place. I've been thinking about doing this ever since I got the real, proper influenza last year for the first time in my life.
I'm off to the doctor's on the first of March for my 'flu vaccine (not taking any chances), and this week I am going sugar-free in all the cooking and baking, and not telling the kids!

I bought Dr. Libby Weaver's book, Real Food Chef recently, and am trying out a few of her recipes on the children in their lunch boxes.

I love Dr. Libby's books. Rob's cousin put me onto her at Christmas time when we were at the beach, and I downloaded one of her books onto kindle. She just has this way of explaining the human body and it's functions in a really easy, understandable way. You don't need a medical degree to get what she is saying.

A couple of years ago I went sugar-free for 3 months. It was absolute torture for the first three days. Constant headaches and lethargy, but once I pushed through that I felt amazing, and I didn't get sick. My kids had awful coughs and viruses and I didn't get any of it - and usually I'm the first to go down with it. I've been wanting to do it again - but it's not easy when everyone else is eating regular food and you are not, so I'm putting the whole family onto it and hopefully they won't even know. School lunches are the hardest part of this as I usually put a cookie or a slice of cake in with their sandwiches and fruit, but Libby Weaver even has recipes for the sweet stuff.

I'm a little bit limited with her recipes, because she uses a lot of nuts, and Alice's kindy have a no-nut policy, but these chocolate truffles are nut-fee and look delicious and easy to make, so will give them a go.
She also has recipes for mock-tails, which I love and are great for us non-alcoholic drinkers.

So wish me luck! This is my campaign against the fast-encroaching winter ills.

1 comment :

MandaBurms said...

Dare I say it but have you researched flu shots? As I rule I don't due to the research I've done. But last year when I got the flu again I did question the dr thinking I might. But she daid the strain of flu I had the vaccine would of not of helped me.
Love Leanne.

sugar free is soooo good for all of us.

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