Tuesday, March 19, 2013

30 Days Grain Free Living–That’s a Wrap

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We did it!  Or should I say – I DID IT!  I prepared and cooked every day for 30 days – all grain free meals for all 10 of us. 

As the children like to say after their favorite meals, “Mom you are the BOMB.COM”  Yes, that feels really good to hear almost every single night!

It is fun to look back over the month and see all the yummy dishes we enjoyed.   You can see each week by clicking on the label 30 Days Grain Free at the bottom of each post.

Only a few times did our children miss some of the things we ate before this month began.   Which is amazing considering how much has changed.  They all did a great job.   Only one of our children cheated and she is regretting that choice now because we are all done detoxing and she is going through it hard!   If you are going to do this – either do it all the way or wait until you are ready.  Sugar sabotages every good thing in the body.   End of story!

A few of them are disappointed the month is over.   That was until they heard this is our new normal from now on.

Yes, we are going to be almost 95% grain free and eat a super low sugar diet.   To truly understand the why behind our choice – read this post and be sure to watch the video in its entirety.

What that means is:
  1. I will add in quinoa and other healthy grains twice a month for either lunch or dinner.  It will be a small portion on our plates. 
  2. We will begin to enjoy more fruits and a variety of vegetables again.  (Remember to clean all produce well before cooking or eating!)
  3. We will enjoy salads again – oh how we missed them this month! 
  4. We will eat brown rice pasta once a month.   It is something we all enjoy with my “famous meat sauce”. 
  5. No cereals or oatmeal for breakfast.
  6. Yogurts will be a snack after school or added into their lunches mixed with a nut butter.
  7. We will continue to drink lots of lemon water and the apple cider vinegar tea (we also love the cold ACV drink they sell at our health food store).
  8. We will all enjoy hummus again a few times a week.   We have missed it!   We love dipping fresh veggies into it.
  9. We will add in Mary Gone Crackers and Almond Nut Thins, along with a dehydrated GF, raw/vegan cracker I found by Lydia’s Organics (Luna Nori Crackers – they are amazing)
  10. I will personally continue to enjoy detox baths a few nights a week.  Why?  Because being a mom of 9 is a tough job and taking care of me is how I can best take care of my family!  Not to mention my skin has never felt so soft and I love climbing into bed right after them smelling like my favorite essential oils. 
For those who have been following along – here is our menu for the last seven days.  All of the food we eat is organic and as pure as I can get it.
Day 24
Breakfast:
  • Protein smoothie with coconut milk and avocado
Lunch:
  • Organic cherry tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Salmon salad with vegenaise and celery
  • Organic blueberries and raspberries
Dinner:
  • Beef Stew – I have shared my recipe earlier in the month just go through the 30 Days Grain Free posts.


Day 25
Breakfast:
  • Vanilla coconut/almond milk yogurt
Lunch:
  • Organic Raw Nuts
  • Organic Apple Slices
  • Organic cucumber slices
  • Organic Sunflower Seed Nut Butter
Dinner:
  • Ground Turkey cooked with 2 TBS vegenaise and 2 TBS coconut oil - seasoned with salt free garlic pepper. Once it was brown I added organic cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Last two minutes I added Daiya (vegan) mozzarella cheese. YUM YUM!
  • Sautéed organic asparagus

Day 26:
Breakfast:
  • Protein smoothie with coconut milk and avocado
Lunch:
  • Organic blueberries
  • Roasted Turkey cut into cubes
  • Mary Gone Crackers
  • Organic Celery slices
Dinner:
  • Roasted Chicken with sautéed peas and cauliflower


Day 27
Breakfast:
  • Vanilla coconut/almond milk yogurt
Lunch:
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Raspberries
  • Vegan Cheese
  • Cauliflower
Dinner:
  • Salmon - cooked in olive oil, lemon juice, and grade B maple syrup
  • Roasted Zucchini and Squash

Day 28
Breakfast:
  • GF and grain free pancakes with a teaspoon of Grade B maple syrup
Lunch:
  • Home-made egg-salad – with vegenaise and red peppers diced
  • Organic apple slices
  • Blue corn chips
  • Raw nuts/seeds
Dinner:
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  • Garlic Chicken with grape tomatoes and broccoli (DELICIOUS)- 
Recipe:
  • I first cook 9 chicken breasts in coconut oil, 4 cloves of garlic minced, and a dash of black pepper
  • Then I take the chicken out of the pot and cut into bite size pieces
  • I put them all back in and add a bit more coconut oil.  
  • After 10 minutes when chicken is fully cooked I add in grape tomatoes and broccoli.   Continue cooking until broccoli has reached our desired texture and enjoy!


Day 29:
Breakfast:
  • Scrambled eggs with spinach, vegan cheese, and organic tomatoes
Lunch:
  • Homemade chicken salad - I used the left-over dish from last night and blended in vegenaise. AMAZING!
  • Organic cucumber slices
  • Mary Gone Crackers
Dinner:
  • Organic Grass Feed -Filet Mignon (cooked to perfection) I can't get over how easy they are to make and how much every restaurant charges for us to enjoy them.
  • Organic peas and carrots


Day 30:
Breakfast:
  • Protein smoothie with coconut milk and avocado
Lunch:
  • Roasted Turkey cubes
  • Blackberries
  • Guacamole
  • Almond Nut Thin crackers
Dinner:
  • Grilled chicken - vegan mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.
  • Peas
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2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a cool menu!
    I am trying to eat more healthy and seeing your menu it dosen't look intimidating at all :)!

    On Sunday i bought organic coconut milk, but I feel that is very sweet:(.
    Also, you do not use salt at all?

    Thx for this amazing posts!!!

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  2. I have so loved these posts!! I am going to go back and re-read every one when we get settled. Could u email me the link to your detox bath recipe? I need to clip a bunch of your awesome info to my clipboard! :-) xo

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