Real Food: This Week's Meals & Snacks
I've been struggling over the past month with what I think is a painful flare up of interstitial cystitis and pelvic floor dysfunction. I haven't received an official diagnosis because apparently it's hard to diagnose, but the past few weeks have not been fun. I've been mostly homebound and sometimes in a lot of pain. I'm not going into a lot of detail about it now because I want to do a blog post on it soon once I get more answers and do more research. I can say that since I've been following an IC diet and avoiding bladder irritants, my pain is better this week. Just one more example of how powerful food is to help heal us.
I sat down and flipped through my recipe books last night, went to the grocery today and did some major food prep and cooking. Hope this provides some meal inspiration.
I started the morning off with a blueberry smoothie (blueberries, almond milk, avocado, and sunflower seed butter) and a cup of hot bone broth. I've been drinking bone broth in attempts to help heal my leaky gut.
I made two side items to have with meals throughout the weekend:
Bacon, Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts- I baked organic potatoes and Brussel sprouts in a few spoonfuls of bacon fat and a few spoonfuls of grass fed butter (sorry didn't measure it.) I baked it at 375 for about 30 minutes; Then I added crunchy cooked bacon!
Sweet Potato Fries- Then I sliced two sweet potatoes very thin and baked then topped with coconut oil, garlic powder and sea salt. I baked the sweet potatoes on a pan lined with parchment paper at 375 for about 30 minutes.
Tacos- For dinner, I made taco meat (grass fed beef cooked and seasoned with Against All Grain's taco seasoning). I made her wraps and guacamole to complete the meal!
I also bought some butternut squash noodles and plan to make another meal with it later this weekend using sausage and spinach.
Sweet Treats- For something fun and refreshing for the kids, I made strawberry popsicles! One can of coconut milk, a handful of strawberry, Tbsp of maple syrup and a handful of spinach:)
Check out Against all Grain's cookbooks for more meal inspiration!