Today has been rough. Loads of fatigue. I basically only peeled myself off the couch to make sure my kid was fed. On days like today, if it ain’t easy, it ain’t happenin’. But with the right things in the fridge, throwing something kid friendly and healthy together is simple and easy.
Grassfed, uncured hot dogs, pickles (the only ones I can find that don’t have yellow #5 added 🙄) wrapped in Applegate Black Forest ham. Microwaved broccoli. Baby spinach sautéed in pork lard. Cinnamon carrots cooked in Kerrygold butter. And, of course, avocado.
Perfect alternative to sugar loaded ketchup.
Not your usual hotdog. Applegate is a great, easily accessible brand that I trust for convenience foods like lunch meat and uncured bacon.
This is so sad, but this is literally the ONLY brand of pickles I’ve been able to find at the grocery store that doesn’t contain yellow #5. And they’re literally the exact same color as regular pickles. So silly. 🤦🏼♀️
I’m venturing back into the paleo-ish world and y’all- it’s so much easier to be paleo now than it was 6 years ago. Publix has coconut aminos! Whattttt??? Plus all these dressings and marinades. I’m stoked!
Recent health struggles have reminded me that I can’t out-supplement a bad diet, so while I don’t plan to be as strict as I was back in 2013, I know my body functions best when I’m following Paleo principles. So this was dinner last night…
Spring mix greens and avocados (stuffed with mushrooms, onions, and garlic sautéed in pork lard) drizzled in paleo ranch. Roasted red peppers, grapes, and 2 fried eggs, over medium.
Simple. Fast. Yum.
Simple breakfast before church.
Lunch was gf toast with olive oil and healing ginger miso soup.
Juiced this stuff.
Frozen microwave meal for dinner.
Dressed it up (and boosted nutrition) with a diced avocado, culantro, and lime juice.
I’m kind of addicted to coconut water. Nothing makes me feel so hydrated. It’s like my cells just soak it up.
Going to try fermenting and preserving my own veggies pretty soon. In the meantime, I need to get accustomed to using naturally fermented veggies (like this kimchi, which I ate straight by itself). Been on the look out for raw sauerkraut, but haven’t been able to find any.
Dessert was super delicious. Chia pudding and grapes. Great combo.
Feeling better today than yesterday. Got a great night’s sleep and felt recharged early in the day. Got to go to church and actually pay attention to the sermon (since I didn’t have to wrangle a 2 year old). Great service with prayer for healing. Energy started waning in the afternoon and I was pretty exhausted by early evening. But then had kind of a hard time falling asleep. I need to take steps to get to bed earlier each night, so that I’m consistently asleep by 10 or 11 pm. And I am not exercising enough. Got winded while going for a short walk with my in laws. Granted, I was carrying a 32 pound toddler, but still. I was walking! It just reminded me that my body is still quite weak and I need to step it up if I can.