You know we're doing the juicing thing and that is going great. We feel healthy, we feel energized, and we've lost some weight! (To brag, I'm down to 133.4 and haven't been this low for over 3 years. Brandon is at 178 and looking trim!) We juice for breakfast and have one with our lunch, or for our lunch, depending. In between those two "meals" we're eating fruits and veggies.
Except Brandon. With flight school keeping him busy, he eats when he's home. So I'm snacking in between on fruits and veggies.
(My weekly menu on the wall!)It's just dinner that has me in a scramble. We've been cutting down our meat intake significantly, but still including it with every meal. We've reduced our dairy intake to, um, ice cream and coffee creamer (for Brandon, I don't do coffee). We've cut out grains pretty much entirely.
That's my problem: a lot of my meals centered around grains! Yeah, we're going towards the Paleo style of eating, and that's cool with me. We've just super upped the fruits and veggies, add in a bit of meat, and there we go!
Now I need some lunch and dinner ideas... any takers? And then, what do I feed Penny?
Anyway, here are some photos of the last few dinners I've made!
1. We don't eat everything in bowls! It just so happens the last 4 nights we have!
2. We love sweet potatoes, they show up in 3 of the meal.
Blue Bowl: "Spaghetti" - Wait, weren't we cutting out grains? Yes, we are! This is spaghetti squash and I will tell you what, we're addicted. I think we like this better than with pasta, and it made our tummies feel so much better. Plus, Penny looooveeedd the squash!
Green Bowl: This recipe, or what I call "chicken bake" for short. It's basically chicken, potatoes, and asparagus (and I throw in onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and this time, turnip, because I had it), all baked together! One of our new favorites, so easy to do, and so healthy!
Yellow Bowl: Our shepherd's pie. Grass-fed tasty ground beef mixed with zucchini, mushrooms and onions, and topped with mashed sweet potatoes. And I cheated a bit and put some shredded cheese on top. I can't let good cheese go to waste!Red Bowl: Roast! I stuck a shoulder roast in the crock pot with some sweet potatoes (surprise!), carrots, onions, mushrooms, and celery. Cooked all day. It fell apart. Penny approved of this too!
I'm feeling pretty confident with our eating habits. Now the tough part will be making lunches for Brandon to bring to work! That'll be interesting!