Ugh, Monday morning craziness. Kick started the day with carrot, celery, and apple juice. Thank goodness we had some frozen sausage patties ready to go! Kids had some dried apples to finish off breakfast in the van on the way to school. Hectic morning, but we made it!
The kids were at preschool this morning. The school provides a raw fruit or vegetable, gluten free snack item such as pretzels or crackers, and small protein item (hard boiled egg, cheese, or nuts) for snack time options. The kids can eat the fruit or vegetable item provided and have a bag of almonds to snack on to fill in for the other items that they cannot eat. So far this has been going well. We are lucky that the school is very supportive of our diet change.
Today was leftover day for lunch. My son chose Italian Meatball soup, and my daughter chose a hamburger patty with some carrot sticks and blueberry basil dressing.
We splurged a bit for snack today and had these Almond Flour Brownies along with a glass of coconut milk. We had a surprise visit from Mamaw and Papaw this afternoon just as the brownies finished baking. Papaw enjoyed some brownie with us!
I started a pork roast in the crock pot this morning and cooked it on low all day to have for dinner tonight. The green beans were cooked in chicken stock to add flavor and a little bit of gut healing. I knew that the amount of green beans that I had would not be enough to fill everyone up tonight, so I also made some butternut squash pancakes. Now that we are on the GAPS diet, pancakes are not just for breakfast anymore. They make a great snack as well as a pseudo-bread substitute with meals. These are also a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables.
The kids had a bowl of frozen berries for their bedtime snack. These berries are great to have on hand during the winter months when it's harder to find fresh fruit. We also use them frequently for smoothies. Strawberries are on the Dirty Dozen List of the conventionally grown fruits and vegetables with the largest amount of pesticides, so organic is a must!