Mothering Forum banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I mean, for meals. What do you normally eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks on any given day? I've read NT almost through, and I've read the Maker's Diet, but I was just wondering what you TF'ers daily diets look like.<br><br>
Take a look at mine and you will quickly see that I NEED HELP!!<br><br>
My normal SAD diet:<br>
Breakfast:<br>
2 cups of coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 and Rapadura<br>
Maybe a bowl of oatmeal or an egg, maybe nothing<br><br>
Lunch:<br>
could be a border run or pb&j, or Qdoba's or heated canned soup<br>
ice tea<br><br>
Dinner:<br>
spaghetti with whole wheat noodles and organic jarred sauce<br>
veggie of some sort<br>
salad with balsamic vinegar and EVOO and some bleu cheese crumbles<br><br>
or hamburgers (grass-fed, grilled by DH)<br>
baked FF<br>
veggie and above salad<br><br>
or something even worse...canned this or that or even take-out<br><br>
snacks:<br>
chips (crisps for those in the UK)<br>
pretzels<br>
dried fruit<br>
fruit leather<br>
Twinkie (ok, only once a year or so, but love them)<br><br>
Would love to get an idea of what a good daily diet looks like.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,371 Posts
Here's today for me though I've been waffling a lil on TF lately, pregnancy makes me.. weird. I eat small snack size meals because anything else gives me indigestion at this point so I don't have well defined meals.<br><br>
Breakfast and snack and lunch:<br>
* dinner leftovers from last night - corn, brown rice, bits of sauteed beef<br>
* chebe rolls with butter<br>
* cup of milk<br>
* fruit is always on the table - currently, apples and bananas.<br>
(I keep trying to get away from bananas but I don't ever get too far...)<br>
* there were a few sips of soda in there somewhere because I needed a lil caffeine pickmeup but didn't want to make tea or coffee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Dinner and subsequent snacks:<br>
* Roasted chicken and potatoes<br>
* Spinach quiche
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
I have just started to eat more TF foods and am transitioning to a more complete TF diet.<br>
Here is what my daily menus have been consisting of:<br><br>
Breakfast<br>
-sprouted toast w/ nut butter<br>
or<br>
-oatmeal and banana and 1 tbsp coconut butter<br>
Mothers Milk(I'm nursing) tea or water<br><br>
Lunch<br>
-mango and eggs<br>
-apples and raw cheese<br>
-organic turkey breast on sprouted bread<br><br>
Dinner<br>
-roasted chicken<br>
-salad<br>
-any veggie<br><br>
snacks<br>
-apple and almond butter<br>
-Larabar<br>
-goji berries<br>
-walnuts<br>
-yogart<br><br>
drinks throughout day<br>
-kombucha<br>
-water<br>
-acai or other juices<br>
-iced latte(if I have a bad day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush">)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,620 Posts
DH and I are on the GAPs diet, so no grains, sugar, or anything starchy for us. We are also practicing food combining so no fruits or anything too starchy with our meats. I also do better with small meals so lots of meals throughout the day.<br><br>
Yesterday:<br><br>
Morning - 12 oz fresh squeezed vegetable juice made with carrots, celery, chard, parsley, lettuce, beets, cucumber, beet greens<br><br>
Brunch - Leftover lamb loin chop with garlic broccoli, beef broth<br><br>
Late Lunch - Leftover chicken liver and onions and garlic broccoli<br><br>
Snack - butternut squash fries<br><br>
Dinner - Braised pork roast and garlic spinach<br><br><br>
Today:<br><br>
Morning - chicken salad made with homemade mayo and avocado<br><br>
Brunch - Leftover braised pork roast, garlic spinach, garlic broccoli<br><br>
Late Lunch - Leftover lamb loin chop with garlic broccoli<br><br>
Snack - ? - most likely vegetable juice that we missed this morning<br><br>
Dinner - Wild king salmon, garlic spinach, avocado
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,442 Posts
we have only been TF for a couple of months, so we're still a work in progress.<br><br>
Here was yesterday:<br>
Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs (pastured, right from the farm)<br>
glass of real milk<br><br>
Snack: some raw carrot sticks<br><br>
Lunch: High Enzyme Salad (red lettuce, avocado, red peppers, sprouted sunflower seeds, cucumber, shredded carrot, and a homemade dress of dijon mustard, EVOO, flax oil)<br>
~we do a lot of either soups or salads for lunch<br><br>
Snack: Apple, raw cheese cubes, yogurt<br><br>
Dinner: local pastured chicken breasts spiced with a bunch of yummy spices with avocados<br><br>
I find the more I plan ahead of time the better I do!! Today I did not plan lunch and my husband had to go out late and get us something at, eeek, Arbys, because we had nothing to eat. Bleh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
404 Posts
We weren't able to do our regular marketing this weekend and so I am not as prepared this week as I like to be.<br><br>
B--hard boiled or scrambled eggs, whole grain toast w/butter, coffee or tea<br><br>
S-the grain of the day--I teach preschool in a Waldorf school, and so for morning snack, it is a different grain--rice, millet, oatmeal, quinoa--I make the snacks, so I make them in a TF manner--soaked, with butter or coconut oil.<br><br>
L--with being a teacher, not much time to eat lunch as we all sit and eat together--and I am usually busy helping the little ones with thier lunches, and they tend to be done fairly quickly. Mondays, we make stone soup, with the children bringing veggies in and we make soup from that and have ww biscuits with it as well as cheese. Other then that, it is a handful of nuts, fruit, cheese (maybe), raw veggies of some sort, occasionally hummus, but probably not even much more then a cup of food all together.<br><br>
S-leftovers from my lunch, eaten around 1-2 pm during clean up time.<br><br>
D-dinners are usually from the TF emailed menus that I have, and plan on getting more! My subscription lapsed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> and I need to resubscribe! we have had chili and tacos recently, made with ground beef and liver--really yummy! and hamburgers with roasted veggies (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
670 Posts
Breakfast is normally oatmeal, whole-wheat pancakes, or muffins. (or today, Pillsbury caramel cinnamon rolls. It's a pregnancy craving, I swear!). DD and I have our daily glass of milk and some fruit of some kind (either orange/apple juice, or fresh fruit depending on what part of the month it is).<br><br>
Lunch tends to be whatever I fix up. Sometimes it's leftovers, sometimes it's pasta and veggies, sometimes it's PB&J. It's just DD and I so we don't make a big fuss over lunch.<br><br>
Normally we have an afternoon snack because we eat late (around 7pm). This is fruit, veggies, plain rice, muffins... that sort of stuff.<br><br>
Dinner is late. It's almost always meat-centered. I meal plan a week at a time so I always know what to put on. Tonight it'll be baked chicken, baked potatoes, and a green vegetable (probably salad) and dinner rolls. Tomorrow is crock-pot'ed roast beef and veggies with gravy and mashed potatoes. Sat is apple pork chops with rice and salad. I love multi-course meals, so dinners are normally big. Also, DH takes leftovers to work with him every day.<br><br>
I need to start incorporating nuts and nut butters into our diet. Also, we still have a stock of white rice we're using and then we'll be switching to long-grain brown. I need to make stock so I can stop using MSG-laden bullion cubes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
Monday-Friday:<br>
Breakfast - Plain yogurt or kefir with coconut oil and sometimes berries (very filling);coffee and raw milk.<br><br>
Lunch - Often left overs from last night's dinner with a small salad. Sometimes, like today, a cup of homemade chicken broth with nori(?) and a large salad (greens, a protein (leftover roast chicken, tf-friendly sausages, etc.) carrots, bell pepper, radish, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and grated raw cheese, with homemade dressing).<br><br>
Dinner - I usually roast a chicken once a week, and that will last me a few days. With that I'll cook vegetables in butter and/or bacon grease and whatever spices I'm in the mood for. I also often make a beef roast in the crockpot, again, served with vegetables. This week I made a fritata with pastured eggs, cream, bacon, onions, potatoes, and tatsoi. Sometimes I'll make a simple stirfry. Sometimes I'll just make a simple tuna or canned-salmon salad with hard-boiled eggs, lemon juice, and homemade mayo. When I'm not in the mood to even boil water, I'll just nosh on nuts and cheese until satisfied.<br><br>
Snacks - Raw milk, cheese, fruit (berries and apples), and nuts, usually walnuts or almonds. I haven't gottten around to soaking them yet, though.<br><br>
On weekends I get to have fun with breakfast--I usually make eggs of some kind (scrambled, fried, vegetable omelette), with bacon or sausage.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
263 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Wow, this is great! Thanks for all the responses. Everyone has such different things they eat, and it's all mostly TF. It's kind of cool to see, so I can get a good idea of how I should be feeding my family. I am definitely going to steal some of the ideas, like a roasted chicken once a week and crockpot beef. Some of the things are what we are already eating, but just the more TF version, like RAW cheese and soaking grains...those should be fairly easy changes.<br><br>
Keep the ideas coming!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top