Today I had a Doctors apointment, which meant no napping after Jax had his early morning feeding. I had lots to do around the house, and then by the time I got home it was well past my lunch time.
This was lunch today.
I felt like I was starving bc I only had a bit of fruit and coffee at breakfast.
Turkey and lettuce wraps, some quick o’brian potatoes topped with fresh salsa and (not pictured) a cup of fresh pineapple.
I’m still not quite over this cold and I’ve been reading about the benefits of pineapple for a sore throat. I love food as medicine.
Anyway, nothing fancy but today was busy, and this took about 10 minutes to make. Don’t let a busy schedule keep you from feeding your body.
So this is a super easy way to add veg to a dinner, just chop the flourerts off of one head of cauliflower toss them in a gallon size bag shake them up with a little bit of olive oil and the spice if your choice, these have red pepper cumin and red curry, then dump onto a cookie sheet in a single layer roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutres.
Well today I woke up with that feeling. You know the one, I went to bed a healthy person and I woke up feeling like the creature that hosted Tales from the Crypt.
Luckily it’s the last day of my weekend so I dedicated the day to recovering. Jackson of course is being the most active baby who ever lived, naturally.
Rob and I make a wellness tea when this happens full of immunity boosting ingredients. In fact sometimes he makes it just because he likes it. (I don’t get it)
Let me be frank. It’s disgusting. I react to this drink the way a cat does to a swimming pool. But gosh darn it if it doesn’t work. Or maybe it’s just the idea that it works but it seems to help the body aches and sore throat and I always sleep soundly after drinking it.
So drink at your own risk, today’s cup included:
-One coffee mug of organic chicken broth
-about a tablespoon of local honey
-several shakes of cayenne pepper
-and about a clove of minced garlic
Heated through, hold your nose and get it down. 😁😝😑
It also helps to think if this as a “broth” and not a “tea” I guess savory drinks just aren’t my thing but here’s hoping for a better tomorrow!
(I made zero effort to “pretty up” this picture. I think this is gross, so the picture gets to be gross too.)
So I’ve never been a big salad eater. I always find myself foraging through lettuce to look for the “good stuff” enter the chopped salad. (Spoiler it’s all good stuff!)
I knew heading back to work and trying to resist all the tasty breakroom treats would be a challenge, so I wanted to pack really good lunches. I’m also breastfeeding so I want to pack as many nutrients into each meal as possible. But, I have an 8 week old baby so I do not have a lot of food prep time.
Chopped salad has been a real winner.
Today during Jackson’s nap (30 min) I was able to clean my kitchen and chop enough veg for 8 lunch size tubs of this salad.
(Plus enough veggies for tacos that will be dinner tonight!👇)
Boom grab and go veg for lunch.
I usually dress them with olive oil and vinegar the morning I take them to work, sometimes I add hard boiled eggs or deli meat depending on how much protien I’m wanting.
Today’s mix included:
1/2 a large zucchini
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch of green onions
1 box cherry tomatoes
1 handful of cilantro
Salt and pepper
Dice it all small and toss it. The key to making it last all week is by limiting the amount if water heavy veg and not adding dressing until the day of. Red onion is great in this too but can get a little intense after a few days.
Well it’s been a while and the Sandwell’s have been busy! I received a promotion and my business relocated, Rob got an even bigger promotion and got relocated to a new store, we got a new car, we moved, and oh yeah and we had a baby! So things have been going pretty great for us.
We strayed from paleo during my pregnancy bc I had such food aversions. I wish I had been more dedicated bc I attribute our diet change to complications I had later on.
But all is well, Jackson Blue Sandwell made his appearance on January 5 and our lives will never be the same.
Now that he’s here we are back on the paleo wagon. So I will attempt to post now and then as we come up with new recipes. Thanks for reading!
Here’s a peak at our newest Sandwell