Things that are homemade almost always taste better. I’ve always known this, but somewhere along the line, a few years ago, I forgot. I was so overwhelmed with 3 small children (all 4 and under) that I shifted to survival mode. That meant putting whatever was easy and affordable on our table. Nutrition and taste fell to the wayside. I see now it was the season of my life and sometimes you just have to do the best you can. As the boys have gotten older and a bit easier I have had the time, energy and clarity to think more about what I feed them. Several health crisis of loved ones, almost 3 years ago, brought the issue of what we ate front and center. I started looking for better ways to feed my family. It took baby steps, but soon we had more fresh fruits and vegetables filling our produce bins. We stopped eating meat and drinking dairy. I noticed differences in how we felt and behaved….more energy, less irritability, improved allergies.