I occasionally post and read a lot on the TF forum. This week I am experimenting with eating no grain, no sugar and less fruit (to help with the no sugar hahaha). And eating more veggies with each meal, plus healthy fats and protein, including more nuts. I have my DH on board for 4 -5 day trial. But he went and purchased a bunch of cereal anyway. DS is not included…. He is the pickiest eater and it’s been a slow process in general changing his habits. So far he is vegetarian, like I used to be.
Breakfast was crustless quiche with eggs, milk, spinach and garlic (from garden) and a bit of cheese
Lunch will be grassfed beef with taco seasoning (homemade) and garden green salad with salsa and sour cream
Dinner will be roasted chicken and garlic sautéed zucchini also from the garden
The biggest challenge is financial. Our food budget is small and very paycheck to paycheck. We both know veggies cost more than bread, pasta and cereal. But summer is a good time to save on veggies so we’re giving it a try. I do have DH on board to expand our garden. We are making 4 new raised beds this fall for next year. He ate his first garden fresh beets this year and went crazy over them!
I am very inspired by TF books and also Mark’s Daily Apple website. I do not have his book tho.
I am also making an exercise goal to get in a daily walk, for starters.
I will check in on this tread and thanks for any support!
I'm on a very limited budget too! Yes bread/rice/beans are cheap, but here are some cheap alternatives.
Bone broth! Make your own. This nourishing broth will help you make soups, stews, sauces and gravies and stretch your veggies and meat!
Get creative with the cheaper cuts of meat! Ground meat, cheap roasts etc all just need a little love to become delicious nourishing meals.
"Don't let perfect be the enemy of good." Mark Sisson.