Sorry I’ve been absent, but I’ve been struggling with a cold. I get so bored just trying to ‘rest’ so I started baking in the kitchen. It’s so comforting to have the time to cook from scratch. The other day I made Almond flour “Pop Tarts”. Half were filled with strawberry rhubarb jam and the other with pumpkin butter.
We’ve been really trying to make everything from hand, so that we know what all the ingredients are and exactly what we are putting into our bodies. I’m trying to be more aware of the amount of starches I put down for each meal and supplement with extra vegetables and dried fruits in these winter months. As a working mother it gets really difficult to try to find the time, but there are a couple tips that we try that help.
Mondays tend to be “Meatless Mondays”. We’ve done everything from baked cheeses with a huge salad, to eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers, olives, capers and onions. Top it off with fresh avocado slices, feta cheese, and a side of arugula tossed in lemon juice and salt. A chunk of crusty bread is optional.
Tuesday, is usually “Thai Tuesday”. We’ve done peanut chicken on the grill pan with pineapple served with a side side of soy, and scallion qinoa. Curried tofu with tahini couscous and sauteed red peppers. We also go through a ton of coconut milk. And yes we use the word “Thai” very loosely.
At any rate, you can instill the same idea in your home. It makes it really easy to plan meals without it being redundant. There are a ton of blogs that I read for recipes. I would highly recommend The Sprouted Kitchen . Everything is pretty gourmet, but made with whole foods. Nothing paleo, but still very clean. Another one, that I subscribe to on Facebook is 100 Days of Real Food. She has a meal planner, and great tips on what is gimmick and what’s worth the money when it comes to clean, healthy eating. My favorite part of her site, is her lunch box planner. Lastly, is Goop. Yes, it’s Gwen Paltrow, but it’s aaccttually a really good website.