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Sometimes I feel like mid-week gets the best of me. The craziness picks up a little and I feel like I do, or want to, lose control a little. It makes everything so much better, and our choices so much healthier, when I do a little extra cooking early in the week so that leftovers are a plenty by Wonderful Leftover Wednesday.
Leftover pancakes (warm in oven or microwave)
and a Smoothie (pineapple, spinach, avocado, 1/2 banana, flaxseed, OJ and water)
We had a busy morning taking one to pre-k and taking my other and my nephew to tot time and the ball pit, so I was super grateful to have these little leftover egg muffins in the fridge. I threw together some yogurt with blueberries as well.
Tuesday after dinner I pulled all the chicken from the bones and put in the fridge. Then I put all the bones and ‘stuff’ back in the crockpot and filled with water to make bone broth. After straining it out I was able to use the broth tonight, along with some of the pulled chicken, noodles, and a bunch of chopped carrots, celery, onions, and dill to make some warm and cuddly Chicken Noodle Soup (pictured above).
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
Smoothie (same as the kids but added some lion’s mane (nerve health) to mine)
Leftover chicken and roasted sweet potatoes, carrots, onions from last night
Same as the family – Chicken Noodle Soup! This time I did use rice noodles so I could technically eat them, but lots of times we have it noodle free, or I just pull some noodle free for myself and then cook a batch with noodles for the family.