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My Go To Meals

March 17, 2017

 

     I’m the sort of person that is, “What can I get into my body that is delicious, healthy and doesn’t take a lot of time to cook.”  Most of us want convenience….right?  So what are we supposed to eat?      

           

     First the majority of my food is organic.  I try make sure to purchase food with the USDA Organic certified symbol on it.  There are so many foods out there that are not labeled right.  If a food has "made with organic ingredients"  on their label and doesn’t have the USDA Organic certified symbol on it, it can have 30% junk in it.  Which is whole lot better than most of the out there.  However with the USDA Organic symbol, they have to be at least 95% organic. (I will write more about organic foods at a later date)  Farmers markets are also a great place to get organic food. 

           

     I also try to eat as much non GMO foods as possible.  I feel like there is so much we don’t know about GMO’s, but there has been a huge increase in diseases and other health problems since there has been a huge increase in GMO in the 90’s.  (I will also write more about that at another time)

           

     Right now most of my meals are really simple and easy.  As I learn more about nutrition I may share some recipes here and there.  Remember, everyone is different, so what works for me, may not work for you, but I thought I share some ideas.  For now here are my go to meals:

           

     For breakfast depending on my mood, I will have a fried egg or two and put it over spinach and season it with pepper, turmeric, kelp granules and/or nutritional yeast.  Or I’ll have a bowl of yogurt with fruit and granola on it or oatmeal with fruit.  If I’m just not feeling it, I’ll have toast with either almond or peanut butter and a banana.  Whenever I eat wheat, I feel little blah, so I use sourdough bread instead and I’m fine with that.  You just have to figure out what works best for you.  With the warmer weather coming, I see a lot more smoothies in my future. 

           

     For lunch I will make a big salad and top it all a bunch of vegetables.  I’m not making my own salad dressing yet, but I’m planning on it soon.  So for now I just make sure that I buy organic.  Sometimes I will roast vegetables, like carrots, sweet potato and butternut squash.  If I didn’t have a fried egg for breakfast, I might add one with my roasted vegetables.  I will also sometimes have pasta. 

For snacks, I will usually have a banana, almonds and/or dark chocolate, because I have the biggest sweet tooth. 

For dinner I love making burritos or taco salads, because I pack it with vegetables.  I eat meatless, so I will add black bean and/or refried beans.  For the taco salad we use organic chips.  Also sometimes, I don’t feel like a tortilla or chips, so I will have a burrito bowl.   I will usually top it with spinach, tomatoes, onion, avocado and olives.  I sometimes make vegetarian crockpot lasagna and we sometimes have spaghetti.  Or I will try a new recipe.    

           

     I recently purchased an Instant Pot.  This has helped out so much.  I have been making my own yogurt, refried beans and steaming vegetables.  You can also make hard boiled eggs and the shells come off really easy.  It is so annoying when you are peeling an egg and you are losing chunks.  This makes it so much easier! I’m still learning all of the things it can do, but it has definitely made cooking easier and I think more fun.

     If you have any fun healthy recipes that you would like to share, please let me know! 

 

     I’m going to try to get in the habit of photographing my food to give more ideas.  I will probably add most of them to Instagram, so if you have an Instagram account, look me up at BalancedDandelion.  I also have a link on the homepage.  Have a great day!

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