So what do we eat in a typical day? All this talk about nourishing food and all these recipes…how does it all add up into a typical daily meal plan? My rule of thumb for every meal: eat something with beneficial probiotics /fermented and eat some fat. Let me know if you want some help in learning how to meal plan or make these recipes.
- an apple with whole goat milk kefir and flax seeds
- 1-2 eggs fried in butter
- cup of chicken broth
3 year old:
- whole goat yogurt, berries, flax and applesauce
- 1 egg fried in butter with fermented ketchup
- sourdough french toast with cinnamon butter
- amazing grain free sweet potato pancakes
- Cup of raw milk from Sand Creek Farm
- 2 eggs fried in butter
- beef or bison sausage
- sourdough toast
- fermented ketchup
- french toast or pancakes from above
Lunch – I find this to be the easiest meal to make quickly – everything is pretty much already made – I just have to pull it together.
- arugula or mixed greens salad dressed with lemon and olive oil (cold pressed)
- sauerkraut (the latest is the cortido kind)
- raw milk cheese from Sand Creek Farm
- whatever salad I have on had that is made with homemade mayo (see bottom of post) – this could be chicken salad from the cooked chicken I got from making homemade stock or it could be egg salad, etc.
- veggies leftovers – cooked broccoli or brussel sprouts, etc.
- cup of broth
3 year old:
- ‘taco’ – corn tortilla wrapped around homemade yogurt cream cheese (made by draining the whey from whole milk yogurt), hummus, avocado and pickles on the side
- for her snacks at school I usually just do bananas, frozen mango or berries and sometimes yogurt or raw cheese – she rarely eats an afternoon snack on the weekends
- chicken salad or egg salad sandwich or tacos from Tacodeli of course!
I focus a variety of options:
- Meat – roasted chicken, beef, lamb and liver 1-2 times per week
- Veggies – roasted and I put butter or coconut oil on them – I base what I make on what comes in my CSA box from Johnson’s Backyard Garden
- Broth in some form – cook rice in the broth (a way to get my toddler her minerals as she won’t drink the broth plain) or make a soup (the only one my daughter will eat is the collard greens)
- Fat – butter or coconut oil and lots of it, and of course, my toddler’s favorite sauce makes an appearance about once or twice a week
- If I don’t do a meat I make sure to do eggs or cheese (cheese and black bean quesadilla fried in beef fat or butter)
- Always serve sauerkraut or kimchee with dinner or the fermented ketchup again
- Or we do breakfast for dinner!