Fresh Eggs and Honey
Just this week I bought my first 18 count eggs and pint of honey from friends of ours who have been selling these for a few years. Granted buying eggs and honey "fresh" are more expensive, but so much better for us because their chickens are not fed hormones and their honey is yummy and I know it's 100% honey from the hive!!
The eggs were so pretty. Multiple colors and sizes. Yesterday I hard boiled four of the eggs to have with salad. We could really tell a difference in the taste of these eggs compared to store bought. Their flavor was much richer, the color brighter. They were yummy!!! I could buy organic eggs and honey from the store (whole foods or somewhere else), but I want to support my friends who have amazing foods to offer. At Christmas I bought my sister a pound of Cold Creek Coffee (also owned by friends). She loved it. Supporting local producers and business owners is fun.
Making changes is possible. It's not always easy, but I often find something that I can cut out or replace with a healthier version. The next thing I'm working on is having even more colorful fruits and veggies available and eaten every day. I tend to forget eating veggies and fruits even though I love them. I get them at dinner but know I need them more often. I wish that they weren't quite so expensive (berries especially), and my goal is eventually to have our own little "garden" of berries. We fill our smoothies with fruit as well as spinach, cabbage, oatmeal and flax.