Real Life Eating

Here’s what a week of eating looks like for me and my family. For the most part we eat the same things, but they eat more grains than I do and so I tweak accordingly. I hope this gives you some ideas, shows you that perfection is not necessary and that balance is key!
*I drink water all throughout the day unless otherwise indicated.
MONDAY:
B – 1 loaded decaf Dandelion Root Tea, spinach eggs and bacon
(by loaded I mean blended with butter, coconut oil, and gelatin. I’m off coffee right now and love this dandelion root tea for liver support).
*KIDS* – Spinach eggs, bacon, and cantaloupe. See how my 4 year old dealt with the fact that there was spinach in his eggs here.

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L – Lunch out with a friend. Delicious beef and vegetable soup in a homemade broth. Side salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.

D – Taco bowl. Ground taco meat in a bowl piled with sauteed onions, avocado and salsa. I skip the shell.
*KIDS* – Tacos (made with GMO-free taco shells) and a side of avocado.

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TUESDAY: (side note – Tuesday is my regular day to drive an hour to the “big city” to grocery shop, drop off my recycling, and run errands).
B
– 1 loaded decaf DR hot tea, Green smoothie on the road
*KIDS* – Paleo pancakes (made with coconut and almond flour) with butter and maple syrup (no Aunt Jemima people, use real maple syrup) and sausage patties.

L – Lunch out with my Hubs. Had an enormous salad with grilled chicken, apple, golden raisins, pecans, bacon, and bacon vinaigrette. Iced (unsweetened) tea with lemon.

D – Leftover steak and roasted cauliflower
*KIDS* – Leftover steak, rotisserie chicken (we only had a little steak left so I added the chicken from the store), roasted cauliflower, and green beans. Dessert: sliced bananas topped with Nikki’s Chocolate Brownie Coconut Butter.
***Note – I immediately started making bone broth with the chicken bones from the rotisserie chicken as I prepared dinner.

WEDNESDAY: 
B – 1 loaded DR hot tea and cheesy eggs.
*KIDS* – cheesy eggs and choice of cantaloupe or pineapple

L – 4 slices of venison summer sausage and leftover roasted cauliflower.

D – Oven roasted salmon and brussel sprouts.
*KIDS* – salmon (see how my 3 year old loves salmon here), brussel sprouts, and rice (cooked with bone broth). Dessert: a piece of Easter candy.

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***Cooking frenzy! As I prepared dinner, I baked paleo donuts (from one of my favorite cookbooks) for tomorrow’s breakfast and these plantain crackers. I really made the plantain crackers for me but my two younger kids kept eating them all! I also made roasted cauliflower soup (using the bone broth I started last night) for tomorrow night’s dinner.

THURSDAY:
B
– 1 loaded DR tea, Green smoothie, 1/2 Applegate Farms sausage link (leftover on my daughter’s plate).

*KIDS* – Paleo (grain-free) donuts and sausage links.

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L – Lunch at Woman’s Club (think very small town Junior League. But not even close). Taco salad served in a lettuce leaf (perfect!). I did not eat the quesadillas on the plate but I DID eat the innards of the most delicious cheesecake (I didn’t eat the crust). I had unsweetened tea and a cup of black coffee.

D – Roasted cauliflower soup with bacon crumbles (see my recipe here).
*KIDS* – Cauliflower soup (my kids really like this…my 3 year old even asked for seconds) and a side of leftover rotisserie chicken.

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FRIDAY:
B – 1 loaded DR tea, eggs and leftover brussel sprouts.
*KIDS* – eggs, bacon, and sliced banana

L – Big salad with avocado, almonds, blue cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A piece of beef jerky and 1/2 banana.

D – Pizza Night! Hawaiian pizza (pineapple and ham) on Against All Grain’s pizza crust (made out of cashews) and using Kerrygold cheese. 2 glasses of white wine (love!).
*KIDS* – pizza made on Udi’s gluten-free pizza crust. I sauteed spinach in bacon fat and then blended it with the marinara sauce before I spread it on the crust, then topped with cheese and Applegate Farms pepperoni. Apple slices for dessert.

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Please let me know in the comment section below if you find this helpful. If so, I’ll be happy to post more of how our family eats!

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Real Life Eating

    • I really don’t have a non-dairy cheese recommendation. So sorry. Wish I did! If you come across something that tastes good and has decent ingredients, please come back and let us know!

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