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.
Sunday started out with He-Man (yes, our kids found a He-Man DVD in the archive at the library and now love He-Man!) and
Toast (covered in nut butter and sprinkled with ground flaxseed)
Greek Yogurt (with frozen blueberries and sometimes added honey)
While they sat and complained that they were ‘starving’ and needed lunch, I set out some red pepper slices and guac and hummus and let them munch on that while I cooked
Mac and Cheese w Added Peas (pictured above)
After we said our Thank You Fors (see the post on gratefulness), dinner consisted of
Burgers on the grill (with onions and spices) and served with a bun, cheese option, greens and ketchup.
Chopped Sweet Potatoes with onions, garlic, oil and spices roasted in the oven (I made a lot of these so there were leftovers) and Red Butter Lettuce Salad
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 Glutenburg with lime at the end of the day.
During the kids’ breakfast I had hot water with lemon and cayenne. Not much, I know, but I am researching the importance of breakfast right away vs. full night fasting right now, and am doing some experimenting.
Between 10-11, before I cooked their lunch I made myself a large smoothie with multiple servings of greens, colored fruits, seeds, avocado, coconut or almond milk, water and sometimes an added powder like protein, collagen, lions mane (nerve health), chia or hemp seeds and so forth. Then I munched on the red pepper and guac with them!
For dinner, I had a burger too, but I put mine on a bed of greens with some horseradish mustard and a serving of sauerkraut on the side. I made a large, simple salad with some red butter lettuce, chia seeds, oil and vinegar and I enjoyed the sweet potatoes, too.