Don’t forget to check out the info on our Real Food Journey if you’d like the details of what we strive for in our home. There are links to each day and a printable PDF of the week as a whole.
Last, but not least, one of my favorite days of the week…Saturday!
Toast with nut butter, flaxseed, honey and a side of bananas and oranges
Sometime in the morning I placed the thawed chicken breasts in a container, smothered in italian dressing, and put them back in the fridge until tonight.
Mac and Cheese with added peas
Chicken breasts on the grill – the italian dressing gives it the perfect blackened and sweet flavor
Chopped potatoes, carrots, beets, onion roasted in the oven with oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme (Pictured above is my son doing some of the prep for the roasted veggies, he’s only three and is regularly in the kitchen! Kids feel that sense of pride when they make the meal, just like we do!)
Greens with italian dressing
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.
After such a light day yesterday, I was starving and actually ate salmon and saute alongside my kiddos toast. I have dropped all those rules that tell me what I can eat when, what time I can eat, etc. It is so freeing!
Pulled out some light snacks (since I had a pretty filling breakfast) for lunch while my kids napped – salami, peppers – cucumbers – and a few tortilla chips with guac, two dates, and a side of Suja green juice.
Same as the family – chicken, roasted veggies, greens