Have some beef stock simmering on the stove, roasted two chickens and cleaned out the pantry today. I don't know why on earth I was possessed to buy junk for the kids after we've been paleo/primal/GAPS for over a year. I swear I had a two week period where I lost my mind. I'm not a chip/cookie fan so I've stayed out of that stuff, but my younger son (who has gut issues) should not be eating any of this crap. I HAVE to get gluten out of my diet. I'm having migraines and my stomach feels like someone is squeezing my insides. I have celiac disease for Gods sake, why am I doing this to myself????
Debating on whether or not I'm going to let the ice cream and cheese get eaten or just chuck it in the trash. Leaning towards letting it go because I just don't have the energy to deal with the pushback from the kids
Here is the plan for quick and easy meals (this is the entire family!):
all breakfasts: eggs/sausage (pastured and sugar/nitrate free) or bacon/cauliflower cooked in broth
lunches: option 1: tuna salad with homemade mayo and boiled eggs and cut veggies
option 2: chicken salad with veggies and oil/vinegar
option 3: leftovers
dinners: day 1: taco salads (use up the cheese and the last of the bag of tostito chips) Add beans for the Professor and ds 11, J
day 2: lamb chops, spinach, veggie medley
day 3: chicken wings, sweet potato fries, salad
day 4: rosemary lemon butter salmon, asparagus, green beans
day 5: london broil on the grill, salad, green beans
day 6: meatballs served over spinach
day 7: leftovers
snacks: fruit, gelatin, cut veggies, boiled eggs, coconut flour muffins, need more ideas here!
fermented pickles, sauerkraut or kimchi will be included at all meals and FCLO and probiotics at breakfast.
I'm focusing on NOT making everything a big production. This means organic frozen veggies (gasp - even though it is summer and I can go to the farmers market), no cooking at lunch, buying pre-cut carrots etc.
I am going to teach P (8) how to make my coconut flour/honey/blueberry muffins tomorrow. That will give him something to snack on besides fruit. J will be learning to make gelatin (the real deal with juice and beef gelatin).
I've been having trouble keeping J filled up - at 11 he is eating a ton and I'm not sure what to add in - I can't afford for him to eat more than a 1lb of meat at a meal. I'm considering adding potatoes in for him (he hates rice) as P who need kept on a strict diet for healing won't eat potatoes. We can't do nuts as a snack b/c he is deadly allergic.