31-Day Blog Challenge! Day 12: What’s In My Fridge?

What’s in my fridge?

Food glorious food!

First, a quick nod to what’s NOT in my fridge and constitutes my favorite foods: FRUITS AND VEGGIES!

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(My storage system could use a little help, but hey, this stuff is the best…)

Okay, the fridge:

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In mid-August, I was fortunate enough to meet with Dr. Nadene Neale of nuHealth Integrative Medicine. Seeking a reprieve from my all-too-common 3am anxiety call, I sought out the help of this lady for some insight. As part of her comprehensive investigation, I was given a food intolerance blood test to see what was up with my digestive system. Following her advice, I cut dairy, wheat, and sugar from my menu and it has been AMAZING (insert sing-song voice here).

I am sleeping better, and I have lost 20 pounds without even trying!

(Important note: We each have our distinct profile. My intolerances are mine – if you are interested, get your blood tested and try it out for yourself. Can’t hurt, right?)

As a family, the regulars are:

Roast Chicken – a weekly menu item we all love. BEST. DINNER. EVER is roast chicken + roast veggies. This meal has been a staple in my house for years. Now the chicken bones are re-purposed as bone broth, which is a Paleo diet staple.

My recipe: Carcass of 1 roast chicken + 3 stalks celery + 3 carrots + a few other random veggies + salt + pepper + dried herbs + water to fill 6 quart crock pot. Cook on low overnight, drain liquid and discard veggies. Store liquid in airtight Ball jars, reheat in sauce pan on stove (never the microwave!), and enjoy as a Paleo staple that is awesome for digestion. I like it in the morning.

2% organic milk, 1/2 and 1/2 for my other half’s coffee, yogurt for my son, and Extra Sharp White Cheddar for my daughter

EGGS (My favorite morning protein. No eggs = panic!)

Veggie drawer: Zucchini, salad greens, brussel sprouts, carrots, celery, asparagus

“Crisper drawer”: Beer and 100% juice boxes.

Dairy drawer: Walnuts, almonds, and cashews + aforementioned white cheddar and various other cheeses.

Meat: hamburger, whole chicken, sausages from Butcher Boys, our local Vancouver butcher shop.

Other good stuff: Kombucha, Miso paste, flax seeds, and clamshells of mixed greens and kale.

AND THE BEST STUFF: CONDIMENTS!

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OH I love condiments of every kind! My kids know this and are often sweet enough to put out an array of hot sauces and mustards for mom at dinner time. Worth noting: Hot sauce x 5, sriracha mayo, regular mayo, organic ketchup, jalapenos, Thai chili sauce, Kim Chi, and balsamic dressing.

And there you have it… what your favorite PT eats 🙂

xoxo

Jeni Gall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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