Wednesday, August 24, 2011
What the Grains?
In an effort to beef up the immunity in our house we are going to phase in some better nutrition. This might be hilarious. I spent the evening last night at 2 different stores looking over the endless variety of grains, milk/dairy alternatives, and all the millions of supplements available nowadays. I'll admit I am WAY out of my element. Nothing even even remotely resembled bacon....And since my cooking style is of the add more cheese variety ... lets be honest, you cant expect to eat like that and feel very good. When Im pregnant I especially live off random foods fueled by hormonal cravings and my family definitely suffers. I dont need to remind you of my pepperoni mustard shots do I?
Spencer and his chronic sicknesses and constant fevers has inspired me. Every time he gets sick I have to stop all dairy and sugar. I didnt realize how hard this was going to be until I realized that it is pretty much all he eats. How sad! In fact If I wrote down a typical menu for the day it would appall you to learn that he lives almost exclusively on bananas, goldfish, easy mac, yogurt (not the healthy kind - the pink dora kind.), and whole milk. Because he is still so little and picky he isnt very open to trying new things. And until now I havent been very motivated to branch out of the usual routine. But I am going to try! I have stocked the pantry - theres no going back! (well technically there is, but not until next month when the grocery budget gets restocked and I can buy different foods! So for now, we have to eat what I bought!)
So a website I found a while ago that I really like is called Weelicious. Its a great little resource for kid friendly plant based meals. A few of my faves that I cant wait to try: Banana Dog bites, Mushroom Barley, Veggie burgers, Pumpkin Pear Bread, Israeli Couscous Salad, Quinoa Mexican Salad, Risotto Milanese, Protein Bars, and Millet Cakes.
What I want to know is, what are your FAVORITE HEALTHY RECIPES? Is there a website I must know about? Im a teensy tiny bit Vegan deep down inside, so bring on the eggless, cheeseless, meatless delights! Have you ever made a polenta that made your husband cry tears of joy? Or found a way to sneak something uber healthy into your kids dinner that they actually LIKED? Or are you a pro at using lentils, bulgar, wheat berries, coconut flour, and amaranth? Send me your wisdom!
My favorite Healthy Sites and a "to try" recipe from each one!
Little House of Veggies - Pumpkin Butter
Eden Kitchen - Roasted Chickpea stew
We like it Raw - Donut Holes