Monday, August 1, 2011
menu and blog change
I spent some time this weekend finally learning how to make a blog banner (!) and updating my pages on the menu bar. The most exciting change for me (besides my banner) is the addition of a true bookstore! I've always wanted to be a bookstore owner and now I am. Virtually anyway. Sure, I can't dance around it with my daughter like Meg Ryan did, or smell the inky pages, but it's something!
I also spent some time thinking this weekend. John ended his summer camp schedule this week with his last youth camp and he is ready for a change in his eating. To be honest, I am too. Our occasional treats have gotten way out of control this summer and I have been left feeling shaky and crampy. It is just a sad truth of my life that I have to eat better than the average bear in order to feel somewhat normal. My threshold is very narrow. Before I know it I am clear on the other side feeling awful. In that light, we have decided to do a week of grain free, sugar free, and pasteurized dairy free (so long tiny cheeses) eating. Just a week, but it will be a good start to see where we should go from here. I for sure had to do some meal planning this week, or I knew I would revert to "how about some cheese and crackers for lunch?". We are also doing some major juicing this week to help jump start our engines.
A grain free a dairy free meal plan:
paleo pumpkin muffins
homemade raw yogurt
good morning muesli
lots of green juicing
romaine salad with blueberries, almonds, chia seeds
thai salad mix
miso soup (here's hoping I can find miso!)
chicken soup with bone broth
roasted chicken w/ sauteed okra and tomato, summer veggie kabobs
lamb meat balls w/ garlic swiss chard and ginger carrots
beef soup with bone broth (potato free)
beef and bean casserole (cheese free)
lemon chicken with capers sauteed summer veggies
*daily kombucha intake as well (and hopefully kefir, if I can come across some grains!)
That's more meat than we typically eat. But with the very light lunches I figure we'll be pretty hungry in the evenings. Also, Buddy has been very cranky lately and we've been eating mainly a vegetarian diet, high in carbs. I'm interested to see how a higher protein intake effects him.