Monthly Archives: January 2017

good eats

I mentioned on instagram how much I love all things health related. I love making people sweat with a good workout, I love chatting about different foods and how they effect your whole entire endocrine system, I love doing an actual workout. It’s a fun passion of mine that, had it been realized in college, might have become a full-time career for me for sure. But, then I wouldn’t be making tiny jewelry and gifts with tiny handwriting and that wouldn’t be so happy, would it? A few people gave me some sweet encouragement to go ahead and post my weekly meal plans that I send to friends, so here it is. Weekly…or monthly…or however often I can think of it. Very simple (I am not a cook), very quick (I am a working mama of two littles), very repetitive (again…not a cook while living a super full life), and healthy (most of the time). I should mention that I have PCOS, so my meals are very, very low carb and that might not be best for everyone. Definitely add some yummy grains into whatever you see that I post. I just limit them to help the insulin levels stay nice and steady.

saturday 
Slow Cooker Thai Soup – recipe
calls for rice, but we just enjoyed it as soup

sunday:

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken over butter lettuce with sweet potatoes on the side (recipe is just covering whatever chicken you have on hand in salsa, cook on high for a few hours, shred chicken, and eat!)

monday:

Chicken Apple Sausage over sauteed spinach

tuesday:

Potluck night with my church community group (I’m bringing tortilla chips and plantain chips with salsa and will likely eat a salad before)

wednesday:

Late night, eat salad or soup

thursday:
Late night, eat salad or soup

friday:

NYC for the NY Now trade show (booth 9538 if you’re a buyer) – eating and drinking all of the fancy snacks and fancy wine at a nice dinner with my dear employees

Every ten days or so, I always prep a big batch of steamed cauliflower (probably 2 heads), steamed broccoli (probably 2 heads), detox salad, chicken soup (8 cup chicken broth + 4 cups water + bunch of chopped carrots + 1 head of celery chopped + 1 onion cut + 1 big can of whole peeled tomatoes + chicken. Let it simmer all day long, breaking up chicken and removing bones as the day goes and salt/pepper to your liking). I eat bits of this for breakfast (I can’t eat eggs, sadly), lunch, and dinner, and snacks as the week goes on.

I hope your weeks feel happy and healthy and balanced and full of joy.

Be encouraged, sweet dears!
xoxo
Laurel