Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to Blogging about Food

This has been an eventful year and I seemed to have found some time again to get back to cooking from scratch and using food to become as healthy as I (and us as a family) can be.

We are still eating clean, though now little Alex is also eating gluten (wheat) and dairy (casein) free. GFCF for short. We've had him on this before with great results and after seeing our naturopath again for allergies and hyperactivity, we are back on it and I am AMAZED at the results. He's always had GI problems, from his 3rd week of life starting with severe reflux. So it's no wonder he also has intolerances to foods like wheat and dairy. It's a little bit harder to "eat clean" when eating GFCF because a lot of packaged GFCF foods make up for the lack of taste with sugar. That's why we need to cook from scratch more! I can make great GFCF muffins and cookies, and it's way cheaper than buying them.

I've found my way to not only eating clean, but eating grain free. I've always known "low carb" works for me regarding weight loss, but didn't know about the health benefits and the ins and outs of eating raw or cooked vegetables in abundance.

So we are still on our food for health journey and I'm excited to blog about it again!

Today's Menu:

Kids: GFCF pancakes from a bag mix with sunflower butter and sugar free honey (all natural), smoothie.

Me breakfast: Black tea, Chocolate Whey protein shake with spinach.

Kids: Peach slices
Me: chicken sausage with provolone cheese, Kombucha drink

Kids: grass fed organic beef burger with no sugar ketchup, mixed veggies, grapes, toast with coconut butter

Me: Grilled chicken with avacado, black tea

Kids: multigrain GFCF crackers

Kids: GFCF macaroni with canola oil butter, grilled chicken, cucumber with ranch to dip! GFCF Zucchini bread

Me: organic grass fed burger, sugar free ketchup, herb mix lettuce salad, olive oil dressing, avacado

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