>We try to eat Real Food. What does that mean to me? Our foods should be whole, unprocessed and nutrient dense. Some days we do better than others at accomplishing this goal. The tin of cookies, the tin of fudge and the plate of homemade candies that arrived at our house this past week produced a few challenges. I’m all for the occasional treat but when mass amounts arrive at one time then trying to figure out how to keep sugar overload from happening becomes the main goal. The thing is that since we have been cutting out processed sugar for months now a small amount is all any of us feel comfortable eating. My girls (ages 14 and 13) have done great with self limiting. To help combat the added sugar (and white flour in the cookies) I’ve increased our consumption of probiotics making a concentrated effort to provide things like lacto-fermented fruits and veggies, kombucha, dairy kefir and yogurt (plus I’m getting my water kefir brewing again too).
This week the girls are out of school and Joe is off Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. For Christmas my sister and her family will be joining us. Since the girls will be home this week we will probably have a late breakfast (compared to their usual breakfast time of 6AM) and then lunch will be leftovers or whatever we can scrounge up.
B- Egg in Broth, apple slices
D- Shepard’s Pie, Sauerkraut, Sourdough Rolls
D- Tilapia, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Lacto-Fermented Beets, Carrots and Turnips
B- Sourdough Toast with Yogurt Cheese and Kiwi Marmalade
D- Chicken Enchiladas, Cortido, Rice
B- Blender Breakfast Crepes filled with Yogurt Cheese and home canned Peaches
Christmas Breakfast- Cinnamon Rolls, Cheese Omelets, Apple/Pear Chutney
Christmas Dinner- Grass fed Steaks, Baked Potatoes, Scalloped Corn, Mandarin Salad, Dinner Rolls
B- Oatmeal Pancakes, Bacon and Eggs
D- Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwiches on Sourdough, Oven Fried Potatoes, Carrot Sticks