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.
Oatmeal with blueberries
Also, this morning I put a rub on a whole chicken (I love the one from 100 Days of RealFood Cookbook!) and placed it in the crockpot over some onions.
Cookie Cutter Sandwiches – bread, turkey, cheese, greens, smashed avocado, and flaxseed cookie cuttered into dogs and donkeys and people and shapes and all the random cookie cutters that I have accumulated over the years!
Multi-Colored Carrots (my kids are fascinated by purple carrots!) with guac or hummus
Dates (These were new, so to avoid the ‘new food’ ordeal we celebrated them as ‘Gigantic Raisins!’ They both ate one and my older son said he didn’t want a second because it was too sweet, go figure!)
Chicken from the crockpot
Roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, oil of oregano, dulse flakes, oil, salt and pepper
Greens with poppy seed 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.
Turmeric Tea to start
Oatmeal with chopped raw nuts, chia seeds and two dates
Pretty much the same as the boys, but
Turkey Rolls (slices of turkey rolled up) instead of a sandwich
Multi-Colored Carrots and Guac
Mixed Greens Salad with Oil and Vinegar and sprinkled flaxseed
Same as the family – chicken, roasted veggies, and greens. It’s the best when this happens and the more comfortable we all are getting with eating real, whole food, the easier this is becoming!
Don’t forget that after you pull the chicken from the bones, you can use the bones to make broth!