Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What is "Traditional" Eating? (and our Meal Plan)

Sunday
Father's Day! 
Breakfast burritos with bacon
BLTs (can you tell my husband likes his bacon?)
Monday
LEFTOVERS from Sunday dinner.

Tuesday
Fried eggs, raw milk, fruit salad
LEFTOVERS from Monday dinner.
Wednesday
Yogurt with nuts, cinnamon, maple syrup
LEFTOVERS from Tuesday dinner.
Thursday
LEFTOVERS from Wednesday dinner.
Grilled Steak - We just purchased our 1/4 of a steer and I am ready for steak!
Friday
Soaked Oatmeal with butter & honey, raw milk
LEFTOVERS from Thursday dinner.
Homemade Pizza - my recipe.
Saturday
LEFTOVERS from Friday dinner.
Eat out
Snack choices this week:  Oatmeal Cream Cookies - yes we are eating cookies for snacks
Desserts this week: Orange Almond Chocolate Crunch & Homemade Ice Cream
- See more at: http://www.weedemandreap.com/2013/06/weekly-meal-plan-6162013.html#more
Sunday
Father's Day! 
Breakfast burritos with bacon
BLTs (can you tell my husband likes his bacon?)
Monday
LEFTOVERS from Sunday dinner.

Tuesday
Fried eggs, raw milk, fruit salad
LEFTOVERS from Monday dinner.
Wednesday
Yogurt with nuts, cinnamon, maple syrup
LEFTOVERS from Tuesday dinner.
Thursday
LEFTOVERS from Wednesday dinner.
Grilled Steak - We just purchased our 1/4 of a steer and I am ready for steak!
Friday
Soaked Oatmeal with butter & honey, raw milk
LEFTOVERS from Thursday dinner.
Homemade Pizza - my recipe.
Saturday
LEFTOVERS from Friday dinner.
Eat out
Snack choices this week:  Oatmeal Cream Cookies - yes we are eating cookies for snacks
Desserts this week: Orange Almond Chocolate Crunch & Homemade Ice Cream
- See more at: http://www.weedemandreap.com/2013/06/weekly-meal-plan-6162013.html#more
Sunday
Father's Day! 
Breakfast burritos with bacon
BLTs (can you tell my husband likes his bacon?)
Monday
LEFTOVERS from Sunday dinner.

Tuesday
Fried eggs, raw milk, fruit salad
LEFTOVERS from Monday dinner.
Wednesday
Yogurt with nuts, cinnamon, maple syrup
LEFTOVERS from Tuesday dinner.
Thursday
LEFTOVERS from Wednesday dinner.
Grilled Steak - We just purchased our 1/4 of a steer and I am ready for steak!
Friday
Soaked Oatmeal with butter & honey, raw milk
LEFTOVERS from Thursday dinner.
Homemade Pizza - my recipe.
Saturday
LEFTOVERS from Friday dinner.
Eat out
Snack choices this week:  Oatmeal Cream Cookies - yes we are eating cookies for snacks
Desserts this week: Orange Almond Chocolate Crunch & Homemade Ice Cream
- See more at: http://www.weedemandreap.com/2013/06/weekly-meal-plan-6162013.html#more
We are really excited to be sharing with you about the second diet in our healthy eating series because we really enjoyed our week eating that way!  But you might be wondering at this point - what IS a traditional diet?  Allow me to explain!

What is a "Traditional" Diet?

A traditional diet is much more about HOW you eat instead of WHAT you eat.  I first heard about preparing foods traditionally from the book Nourishing Traditions.  However, it wasn't until I discovered the blog Weed 'em and Reap that I was able to really understand what it entails.  So here are the basics!

How Do You Eat Traditionally?

  • Eat REAL food
  • Drink raw milk - cow, goat, sheep
  • Eat meat in whole form (no boneless skinless chicken breasts!)
    • Use drippings to make gravy and bones to make broth
  • Sprout or soak grains, beans nuts and seeds before eating or using in recipes.
  • Eat organic fruits and vegetable
  • Eat wild-caught seafood
Basically you want to reduce any processing and use real food as much as possible, in a way which makes it easiest for your body to get the most nutrients out of it.   In our guest post later this week, Danelle will be sharing some questions which help us asses which foods we should be eating, and which we should be saying "no thanks" to!

Resources:

Why A Traditional Diet is Better Than A Whole Food Diet
How To Create Meal Plans With Real Food
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Nutrition & Physical Degradation by Weston A. Price

Our One-Week Meal Plan

You will see that in the meal plan below, we started with a whole chicken, and it became the basis for three meals that week. 

Monday - Meat Day
Egg Salad on Rye Bread
Avocado & Cream Cheese Sandwiches with Sourdough Bread
Roast Organic Free Range Chicken, Potatoes, and Asparagus

Tuesday - Casserole Day
Soaked Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Sandwiches + Leftovers
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday - In Season Day
Fruit Salad & Fried Eggs
Leftovers
Baked Sweet Potatoes with butter and big CSA salad

Thursday - Seafood Day (we didn't have seafood...)
Soaked Oatmeal
Leftover Salad and Sweet Potato
Ketchup/BBQ Free Range Organic Meatballs with Rice

Friday - Quick and Easy Day
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Leftovers
Out to eat - Homemade Bone Broth Chicken Noodle Soup

Saturday - Soup Day
B - Cora's
L - Cora's Leftovers
D - Pork Tenderloin and Quinoa Salad, Green Beans

Sunday - Pizza Day
B - Soaked Oatmeal
L - Saucy Chicken with Rice and Broccoli and Salad
D -  Leftovers

We will be sharing the recipes for our favourite meals later this week! :)

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