I grew up helping my mom and sister in the kitchen nearly every day.
Although I was comfortable in the kitchen when I married, learning to cook with whole foods was a challenge I wasn’t quite prepared for as a fledgling wife and mother. As I grew to understand the health and budget perks of preparing meals without prepared foods, I realized I was on quite an adventure!
As I became familiar with “whole ingredients” versus their processed and packaged counter-parts, my meals took on a new “normal”. Yes, we can now enjoy casseroles without canned soups, breakfast without boxed cereals, pizza without prepared dough and sauces, and cakes without store-bought mixes… but it took me a few years to get here!
Now I’m a mother with young daughters, and I am privileged to give my girls a foundation in whole foods meal preparation at an early age.
Follow me over to Raising Homemakers to see how truly simple it is to prepare- and allow our budding cooks to help prepare- a nutritious meal from scratch with whole foods!
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.