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.
Oh, Monday. Mondays can be hard, so it’s nice to make a favorite, hearty breakfast that will get everyone up and going.
Egg Muffins (pictured above)- I mixed twelve eggs with chopped spinach, yellow peppers, and a bit of cheddar and put in muffin tins to bake. I make at least twelve so there are leftovers. We eat them throughout the week, or they are even great to make a bunch of and freeze!
Leftover Sweet Potatoes
We spent most of the morning out sledding so the boys were looking forward to a really warm lunch, I didn’t have any soup frozen or on hand so we grabbed:
Amy’s Canned Lentil Vegetable Soup and made
Grilled Cheese with spinach and flaxseed sprinkles.
We got in our pajamas before dinner just to make it a little more fun and had
Smoothies (berries, banana, greens, chia seeds, almond milk and some protein powder)
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.
Water with Lemon and Cayenne
Suja Green Juice
I joined the kiddos for lunch with:
Amy’s Lentil Vegetable Soup
Red Butter Lettuce Salad with chia, avocado, red peppers, olive oil and vinegar
Even though I am gluten-free I try to limit my “gluten-free” purchases to a minimum.
Gluten-Free products can often be quite a trap, being just as bad for you with additives and poor ingredients. My version of being gluten-free means that on occasion, I choose to eat quality grain products that do not naturally contain gluten. So in other words, if I’m feeling a little deprived I’ll purchase a gluten-free pancake mix, but most often I opt out and have
Smoothie (same one as the kiddos)
Leftover Burger on Greens and Sweet Potatoes.