5 Sep 2012
My husband and I started a new diet today. It’s mostly based on the “primal” diet with some Nourishing Traditions thrown in there. We eat really good food but we’re both slowly gaining weight and have a couple other lingering health issues. I truly believe that we are what we eat- our diets should be our first “medicine”. So we’re trying this new way of eating as an experiment for a month. At the end of the month we’ll see how we both feel and go from there. I will be writing about our weekly meal plans here again since it really does help me form the plan and stick to it.
We went camping over the weekend so it was Ward’s for the grocery shopping yesterday. I know this looks like a lot of produce but when you’re eating vegetables for the bulk of your diet it gets pretty… bulky. I hope this is enough food. If we can stick to the meal plan we’ll eat every bit. And this is only the fresh produce! I also bought a few first-time foods- coconut oil and goat’s milk yogurt.
Tuesday- Salmon with Spinach and Creme Fraiche (escarole instead of spinach), sweet potato puree
Wednesday- Roasted Chicken, rosemary-honey carrots, cauliflower & celery root puree
Thursday- Shrimp Stir-fry with Peppers, Green Onions and Snow Peas
Friday- Dinner out!
Lunches- Jim gets big salads with leftover sliced pork Tues- Thurs. I baked that big squash there on the table tonight and made several days’ worth of Curry Sweet Potato Soup with squash and leftover cooked sweet potato. Kids- BLTs and fresh fruit. Everyone gets Florida Crunch Salad on Friday to use up Wednesday’s leftover chicken.
Breakfasts- I’m eating fresh fruit and banana & yogurt smoothies. Jim’s breakfasts are hard-boiled eggs or tuna salad and an apple or pear.
I’m already gathering recipes for next week’s menu. Jim and I are going to take turns making lunches each week, I can’t wait to find out what he picks!