It has been a while since I posted my meal plans here, so I thought I would this week. I find it very helpful to be able to just pull up my blog, see my “to do’s” for the next day, and have the links ready for the recipes!
I have spent some time finding new yummy foods to try on Pinterest (and other websites), so many of these will have the links for the recipes.
- Breakfast- Cheesy grits w/ sausage (leftover)
- Lunch- Boiled eggs, raw cheddar, raw veggies, homemade garlic hummus, and sprouted crackers
- Dinner- Black bean wraps on sprouted tortillas (store bought)
- To Do- make hummus for lunch (and a “dessert hummus” that looks yummy!), soak lentils and rice for Tuesday
- Breakfast- Greek yogurt, granola (already made), and fruit
- Lunch- Black bean quesadillas and veggies
- Dinner- Lentil and Rice Casserole
- To Do- soak grains for bread, soak quinoa and make quinoa cereal, make quinoa brownies
- Breakfast- Maple Quinoa cereal
- Lunch- Avocado and Raw Cheddar Sandwiches, raw veggies, hummus, sprouted crackers (take with us for “town day”)
- Dinner- Breakfast for dinner (coconut flour pancakes, scrambled eggs, and fruit)
- To Do- Bake bread (I will use my recipe, but add in the step of soaking found here)
- Breakfast- Scrambled eggs, toast, fruit
- Lunch- Boiled eggs, raw cheddar, fruit, raw veggies, hummus, and sprouted crackers (take with us for Azure Standard pickup)
- Dinner- Roasted chicken, roasted veggies, homemade bread and butter
- To Do- soak and prep baked oatmeal, soak grains for cookies, soak grains for muffins
- Breakfast- Soaked and baked oatmeal
- Lunch- Chicken (leftover from Thursday), black bean, and avocado salad
- Dinner- “Finger foods” (sliced fruits, veggies, boiled eggs, cheese, sprouted crackers- game night food)
- To Do- Make muffins for breakfast on Saturday, make protein cookies, soak grains for pizzas
- Breakfast- Whole Wheat Carrot Apple Muffins
- Lunch- Baked potatoes
- Dinner- Homemade mini pizzas (will post these recipes soon… we do a variety), with soaked grain crust
- To Do- soak pinto beans and brown rice for Sunday
- Breakfast- leftover breakfast foods from the week (cereal, muffins, etc)
- Lunch- Leftovers
- Dinner- Brown rice and pinto beans with raw cheddar, avocado, sour cream, and diced tomatoes
It is pretty simple for the most part, and I like it that way. We eat a lot of raw veggies, raw cheddar, free range eggs (mostly from our chickens!), black beans, pinto beans, hummus (garbanzo beans), soaked whole grains… and very little meat. This way we save a significant amount of money but still consume a great amount of nutrients. I feel that it is beneficial to buy quality meats (organic and/or pastured) and cut down the amount that we eat. We started drinking raw milk to receive more protein and fat that our bodies need (as well as beneficial bacteria and enzymes), and we also take a daily supplement of fish oil as well as using coconut oil in many of our meals. As soon as I buy a new blender, I will be making smoothies often (and adding coconut oil!), which is an easy breakfast or snack.
I’m excited about this new journey of eating all real foods and cutting out all processed foods (unless it is impossible to avoid). It is hard, but I know that it will be so good for our family. Not only do we feel better, but I have seen a huge impact on my daughter’s digestive system (she has had a lot of issues over the years… I will save that for another post!).
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