Thanks for the welcome. I love the idea of batch cooking. Usually I make too much for the 3 of us anyways so we always have a little left over. I've tried to in the past and I need to do more of it.
I just got a new cookbook, which seems to be both vegan and from what I can tell it's mostly clean. It's called peasandthankyou.com/ and it has some great breakfast recipes that are freezeable. I like the book so far, but there is far too much "chit-chat" in it and not enough recipes, but it was on sale so I bought it. I was actually looking for the Clean Eating for Families book but my pitiful bookstore here doesn't have it =( Have to order it online.
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Fitness Minutes: (61,741) Posts: 612 7/29/11 10:44 A
Welcome to the team! I am struggling a bit with eating totally clean, but I am consciously working on it, and doing much better getting healthy foods into my diet than before I was trying, so that's a bit of a win anyway ;)
have you looked into batch cooking? you can do a bunch of cooking for the week on one weekend day, then you guys just eat that food thru the week keeping some in the freezer and then in the fridge, and there's not much major cooking you'll have to do again until your next weekend, you can add some fresh ingredients at the meal to change it up and keep it interesting. it's a great theory. i haven't been able to do much of that, although i do like to double my recipes to have lots of left overs for the next day or 2, but it might be worth looking into so you have healthy food always on hand when you're really crunched for time.
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Fitness Minutes: (31,116) Posts: 2,004 7/28/11 11:30 P
I've come back to Spark after a long hiatus. I have a good 65-70-lbs to make disappear thanks to my never-ending-divorce, single parenting, stress eating and my new career which keeps me on my butt in front of a computer for hours after 'work' hours. I discovered the Clean Eating magazine and the cookbooks and I love them, but...
My kids and I are vegetarian/nearly-vegan so I have to modify so many of the recipes. All 3 of us are also extremely fussy eaters. I'm trying to avoid all sugar/sweeteners, all flours but mainly wheat, yeast, and dairy for a few weeks. I want to ween us off dairy by September but I think I'll hang on to eggs for a while.
Packing school lunches is my personal hell. I hate buying commercial granola bars, and my kids are sick of canned peaches, pears and applesauce. I don't usually have time to bake, which sucks. I need to pick up a copy of the Eating Clean for kids & families, but I'm hoping to find some kid-friendly, veg-friendly recipe ideas here, especially for school lunches.
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