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We woke up on the later side today, and didn’t have time for a cook-your-own-breakfast, so we always try to have a decent store bought frozen set of waffles in the freezer. Accompanied by a pick your favorite fruit (apple, banana, tangerine) from the basket and we are set for a quick, filling, easy breakfast (pictured above).
Last night’s leftovers. Once again we had a veggie start and then a slice of leftover pizza!
Since we’ve been indulging on the pizza, I decided to keep it ultra healthy and anti-inflammatory with salmon and zuchinni, squash, mushroom, onion, garlic, and oil stir fry. (I usually buy a large chunk of wild-caught frozen salmon at Target and just keep it in the freezer for nights like these. Bake it in the oven with a squeezed lemon, salt and pepper for an easy and healthful meal.)
Our family mostly drinks water. You’ll notice these menus are usually a little lighter on dairy based on the government recommendations, but if you add in a glass of milk you should meet those requirements if they are important to you.
You’ll notice the menus are light on fruit as well, and that’s because grabbing a piece of fruit, especially apples, is a common snack occurrence in our household. My kids would snack all day if allowed, but at least twice a day is normal. Typical snacks for the kids include: salami, cheese sticks, fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, berries), veggies (carrots, peppers, cucumbers, celery) and hummus or guacamole, crackers/pretzels/popcorn, Lara Bars, applesauce, raisins, greek yogurt & berries, or trail mix.
I am working on using The Wahls Protocol, along with other research, to follow an anti-inflammatory and nutrient enriching diet for someone diagnosed with MS. I am not a doctor and am in no way providing this as anything other than a documentation of what I am eating and how I eat this way alongside my children. Typical snack items for me include Suja green juice, kombucha, tea, raw nuts/trail mixes, popcorn, tortilla chips/veggies and guac. You can also find my husband with an old fashioned, and me with a glass of red wine or a Glutenburg with lime later on in the evening.
Hot Water with Lemon and Cayenne
Suja Uber Greens Juice (There are lots of options for green juice, even within Suja. I try to find the one with the least fruit and most veggies.)
Smoothie – raspberries, pineapple, 1/2 banana, baby kale, flaxseed, water, lions mane
Same as the family – salmon and sauté
This was a pretty light day for me, but I didn’t work out besides some stretching and I like to give my body a light day after I indulge in something.