If you’re wondering why things have been a little quiet here lately, it’s because we’re in the process of moving… and I’m exhausted! (Plus, half of my stuff is currently boxed up.)
Luckily, I got to take a break from moving to visit my family this week. It’s not easy to always eat well while living in limbo, but I have to say, having a toddler to take care of really does help keep me on track. I may not feel like preparing a proper meal for myself, but I’m almost always willing to find something nutritious for him… so I’m relying on a lot of easy staples this week.
Below you’ll find a peek at what I ate yesterday. These are some of my go-to favorite recipes, because I know how quick they are to prepare and they’re always a hit with my family– even my (now) picky toddler!
Breakfast: Chocolate Superfood Shake (from my recipe bonus pack). This is my family’s all-time favorite shake, so we have it several times each week, usually with a couple handfuls of fresh spinach added in.
Snack: My son is going through a growth spurt, so he’s eating all. day. long. His latest obsession is toast, with unsweetened sunflower butter spread on top. We introduced gluten to him for the first time on his second birthday, in the form of Ezekiel sprouted toast, and now it’s all he wants! He also LOVES feeding me and Austin his food, so I am inevitably fed several bites of toast throughout the day…
Early Afternoon: Clearly my own juicer isn’t handy right now, so we found a juice bar for an afternoon pick-me-up. My son and I shared a “Go Veggie” juice with spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, ginger, and lemon, along with some protein balls, which were made from a mix of various nut butters, flax and chia seeds, and honey.
Late Afternoon: I made a batch of Quinoa Pasta Salad the night I got here, so I had some leftovers topped with sheep feta. (Although, I highly recommend skipping the cheese and drizzling some hummus on top instead. I started doing that this week, and now I don’t like the cheese version as much.)
Dinner: I wanted to treat a few of my friends to a homemade dinner, so I whipped up a large dinner while also getting my son ready for bed. I made the Chinese Cabbage Salad and “Beef” and Broccoli, both of which are found in my cookbook.
Before I put my son down, I blended the salad dressing and tossed it with the veggies to let them all marinate in the fridge, and I also threw some rice in my new pressure cooker set to cook for 12 minutes. (I love how fast everything cooks in there!) While the rice was cooking, I was able to prepare the sauce for the “Beef” and Broccoli and get the veggies in the pot to steam, and I simply turned off the heat while I took my son upstairs for bedtime. When I came down, the rice was hot, the salad was marinated, and the veggies were steamed, so all I had to do was pour the sauce over the top and serve it. So easy, and so delicious!
Un-pictured from today was also a decaf coffee with a splash of heavy whipping cream, along with a few bites of the BEST wedding cake I’ve ever had in my life. (Not detox-friendly in the slightest, but worth it.)
Reader Feedback: What are your go-to meals when you’re pressed for time? I usually have my freezer stocked with a frozen pizza crust, and I can’t wait to have that on hand again!