You may be wondering why you haven't seen a meal plan post from me. It has been nearly 4 months since I posted one. Maybe you thought I was fasting that whole time--that I'm just super spiritual. Nope. Just no inspiration with food. Do you ever get like that? Like I wonder why my people always need to eat. I'm pretty sure I could survive each day without a real dinner. Popcorn makes a great dinner, right? I don't know what it is, but I would much rather eat the first two meals and skip the last one. Dinner mostly exhausts me. Things haven't changed much in our lives when it comes to our diet. The girls still need to be gluten free and dairy free. Scott still needs to be dairy free. If you have to cook around food issues, then you probably understand how food becomes exhausting really quickly. And well, me, who knows. I've been having weird issues with my hair especially--one side won't grow anymore.
Officially a weirdo. And since I am basically a doctor thanks to Google, I've self-diagosed that I probably have adrenal fatigue. To help my issues, I figured it was time to reset my body and go grain free and sugar free. So last Monday, my diet became more limited. It's okay, though. I keep telling myself that its just for a couple of weeks.
For the most part, my breakfasts have been eggs (with spinach and sometimes feta cheese), turkey bacon and berries. One morning I made a grain free "oatmeal" with some peanut butter on top. It was a pretty good substitute, however, it did use a banana which I am technically supposed to not eat right now. One morning, I ate leftover taco mixture on top of scrambled eggs. The girls generally eat a GF waffle, turkey bacon and fruit. They sometimes eat Gorilla Munch cereal with almond milk. They drink dark chocolate almond milk each morning for a calcium boost along with their probiotics.
Lunch for me is generally either a granny smith apple with peanut butter or almond butter with shredded coconut or homemade chicken salad over greens or leftovers. One day, I had GF pepperoni and mozz cheese over greens with olive oil as a dressing. (I eat dairy free for the most part, but am the only one in the family who isn't required.) The girls tend to either eat nitrate-free turkey, hummus with crackers & carrots, peanut butter with GF pretzels, GF Annie's granola bars, leftovers or GF chicken nuggets. I also throw in fruit leathers, apple sauce pouches and various chips.
Here is what we ate for dinner last week...
Monday - grilled chicken (marinate for 30 minutes olive oil, S&P, minced garlic and balsamic vinaigrette) and roasted broccoli (toss dry broccoli in olive oil and add Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Bake for 30 minutes at 425, stirring halfway in cooking.)
Tuesday - GF corn noodles (for the kids) & Zucchini noodles (for me) with marinara sauce. I used a handy noodle spiraler that I picked up at TJMaxx. I sautéed the "noodles" in some olive oil and minced garlic for a few minutes and then topped with the sauce (Trader Joe's). Sinclair tried the zucchini noodles and liked them. Rory didn't try this time. Hopefully, next time she will. She is picky about her sauce--only wants her grandmothers. Traders Joe's jar sauce wasn't going to cut it.
Wednesday - taco salad I used the Gracious Pantry's seasoning recipe. Simple is best for me. The girls and Scott put their taco mixture over corn chips. I put mine over greens (omitting the corn) and made guacamole as my dressing. The guacamole is simple--slice and mash up avocado(s), add chopped red onion, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lemon juice and stir.
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - hamburger patties (seasoned with salt & Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute mix), roasted fingerling potatoes (We omit the garlic and simply use kosher salt. This is Rory's favorite side dish), salad (I used guacamole as my dressing).
Saturday - leftovers
All in all, it was good week getting back in the swing of strict diet eating. Hope this helps y