Having a restrictive diet often requires a bit more strategy when it comes to grocery shopping. Eating organic and avoiding common ingredients can make finding a variety of foods within the ‘safe zone’ and also keeping the grocery bill at in check very difficult. Here is the mindset I keep when it comes to food shopping as well as ways I look to save on healthy food.
Whether you’ve found yourself nursing a baby that can’t tolerate dairy, needing a break from the indulgence of quarantine or need to clean up your diet to help with fatigue, mood swings or skin problems-I’ve got your back. Here is a round up of some of my favorite posts for clean eating.
Lunch. There was a time in my life where I just ate a bar and called it a day but the more I learn about my health, the more I realize how important it is to have a balanced meal midday. This is, of course, easier said than done seeing as lunch either falls in the middle of my workday where I’m running around and hustling to get it all done before school pickup OR I’m homeschooling and the kids are underfoot asking for their own lunch as well. Here are the tips I’ve implemented over the past years of motherhood to make sure lunch happens and that it’s simple, easy to grab-and-go and delicious every time.
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was my first time cooking a full on Thanksgiving meal. I usually still have made turkey and ham and alllll the animals for Thanksgiving dinner even though I’ve made vegan dishes for O. Do you want to know one of the first things I thought of when we all gave up meat in August? Thanksgiving. It popped in my head and made a pit in my stomach and I began scheming pretty much right away. Here are the recipes I used this year including some old favorites and some recipes I took a chance on that were a hit!
Restrictive eating sounds different to me than it did once I began this journey. I’m almost a year in to eating the way I do (paleo, grain-free, refined sugar free) and I feel much more freedom in it than I did in the beginning. One of the more difficult parts of being grain-free, though, is travel. The balance of indulging while still staying safe, being a good steward of my body and taking care of my health in the long-term rather than prioritizing that small moment can be difficult. Trust. It’s not always easy, but our trip to L.A. last week has put my skills to the test and I’m excited to share these go-to tips.
I currently eat a very restricted diet-this isn’t new. I have thankfully moved out of the most restrictive phase and have now entered what will be my way of life. In the past year I’ve gone from being someone who ate a plant-based diet and avoided gluten for the most part to reintroducing animal protein and eating a fully Paleo diet. It’s been a JOURNEY, friends. And while I’ve prioritized clean eating and exclusively eating organic, as someone with an auto-immune disease I really needed to take the next step to eliminate things I never realized were just as bad as the obvious no-no’s I cut out years ago.