The 2012 Bloggy Moms Blog Dare (see the button in my sidebar) is a year’s worth of writing prompts–366 in total. I’m not committed to doing each of them, but I’m trying to participate when the prompt is a topic that interests me or that I’d like to explore.
Today’s prompt is “an impactful book in my life.”
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was the first book I can remember that made a big enough impact on me that I actually changed my perspective after I finished reading it. Until I read AVM, I was interested in eating better, but I didn’t have a strong perspective on how to go about it. AVM helped me define my perspective to focus strongly on eating locally and sustainably.
Now, we don’t eat meat every day. We think about what we’re putting into our bodies. While we don’t always eat organic, grass-fed meats, we try. We also try to eat sustainably farmed fish and local produce. Our 2012 CSA will help focus our efforts further. We’re trying to get to the point where we feel good about all the food we bring into our home, and the food we’re feeding Ethan. He’s getting his nutritional needs met through me now, but sometime within the next two months, he’ll start eating with us at the table. We want to feel great about the food choices we make on his behalf. Eating locally and sustainably is helping us leave that legacy for his benefit.