I’m a food magazine/cookbook junkie. I have two storage bins of recipes organized by food type. Yesterday I went through both bins and pulled out a bunch of healthy recipes. Today I’m going to create a meal plan for the month and clear out my fridge, freezer, and pantry. Tomorrow I’ll shop. My plan is just to eat good whole foods. For the most part, here are the guidelines I plan to follow:
–lots of fruits and veggies (mostly cruciferous, leafy greens, root veggies, squashes, and berries)
–organic, pastured meat, poultry, and eggs, wild fish
–limited dairy, organic and pastured
–limited alcohol (a nice red wine or low sugar drink like vodka and seltzer, weekends only
–lowish carb (small amounts of quinoa, brown rice, beans)
It’s basically how we try to eat most of the time anyway, but we stray when there are time constraints and/or when the kids are home. So it’s really just a re-commitment to eating well.
Another “ice cream” suggestion, puree frozen banana chunks in a Cuisinart. I usually add a touch of cream or milk. You can mix in things like vanilla, chocolate powder, nut butter, walnuts, or other fruit (though that makes it a little less creamy).