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I do Meal Plans a little differently than most…I do them backwards! Find out why here. The week before last we were out of town with my husband’s family, and this week we spent some days with my family back in our hometown! This is what we ate.
We travelled 9 hours back home this day. It was nice to have whole food to help us get through the trip.
lunch: sourdough bread sandwiches with lunchmeat, fermented pickles and raw milk cheese
dinner: home at my parents house! We had meatloaf, organic mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, and organic steamed peas with real butter. Yay for my Mom!
snacks throughout the day: organic pretzels, organic fruit leather, nitrate-free bacon I cooked the day before (an awesome road-trip snack or meal!), kombucha, and later that night for snack hubby and I had sourdough toast with organic butter and organic all-fruit jelly.
A lazy day, mostly snacking and recovering from the trip.
breakfast: chicken sausages with a dash of local maple syrup, kombucha for me
lunch: leftover meatloaf for the little people, and peas and green beans. Also sourdough bread with grassfed butter. I snacked on pomegranate and a half of an avocado. I also had a few bites of my 15 year old sister’s masterpiece of an organic chocolate cake, yum! Hubby had sandwiches packed for breakfast and lunch at work, same as always!
dinner: my Dad’s baked salmon with an organic herb-mustard sauce. It was amazing! We also had steamed broccoli, organic brown rice, grassfed butter, and salads.
snacks throughout the day: yellow sweet potato with butter and a veggie ratatouille my Dad made with lots of butter and Real Salt, roasted cashews and hubby had shrimp.
Tuesday the 8th
breakfast: scrambled eggs for E, leftover chicken sausage and local maple syrup for me
lunch: sweet potatoes with butter, organic apple, E had the last of the leftover chicken sausage
dinner: stir fry with lots of veggies and chicken and organic rice noodles (we ate with my family)
snacks throughout the day: I went shopping in the afternoon, so we had more choices! Sourdough bread with organic butter, oranges, kombucha, organic pizza as a treat for an evening snack.
Wednesday the 9th
breakfast: sausage, sliced and sauted in butter, oranges. We normally eat a lot more eggs in the mornings, but I was out of pastured eggs til I saw my friend on Thursday.
lunch: breakfast was late, so E had a fruit smoothie and I had sourdough toast with butter
Sara of A Joyful Mother is a follower of Christ, married to a strong man with a leader’s soul, and Mama of a sweet little boy who is more like his Daddy every day. Sara is passionate about natural health and the vibrancy it brings, the powerful role of the stay at home Mama, Christianity, herbs, real food in all its deliciousness, and natural birth. You can find her at her blog (www.ajoyfulmotherblog.wordpress.com) writing about abiding in the home with joy (Psalm 113:9) and finding fulfillment in the little things Mamas do every day.