Our morning routine begins with a shot glass full of berry or citrus kefir. He's afraid of 'shots' .. but this one he downs like a pro in one gulp.
You will find no boxes of cereal or frozen packages of waffles on our kitchen counter (unless I'm away and the Mr. is in a bind).
Farm fresh eggs are fixed most mornings in a variety of ways: Veggie or apple pancakes (grain free), scrambled with spinach and a little grated cheese, fried .. or baked frittata style. Endless ways really.
Some mornings he gets sausage patties. And .. for good measure .. a banana in hand on the way to the bus stop.
While he's enjoying his hot breakfast, I am busy whipping up a hot lunch:
- Spaghetti sauce over green beans (in place of noodles), packed in his trusty stainless steel thermos .. or,
- Freshly made bone broth soup (keeping homemade stock on hand in the freezer and shelf stable in the pantry makes this easy peasy). I add to the stock any left over meat and veggies from the previous night's dinner, dried herbs, sea salt and pepper. One day he'll have chicken, turkey or beef based stock in his soup.
- Every day he gets a green salad that includes lettuce, cucumbers, carrots & red pepper, along with a little (tiny) bottle of homemade salad dressing. This is made in batches every few days and may include: balsamic-olive oil vinaigrette, homemade ranch style or Italian dressing.
- Fruit: banana, small apple, orange slices, tangerine, or a small cup of diced peaches or applesauce. The peaches and applesauce are canned in our kitchen during the summer and stored away for those days we don't have fresh fruit.
- Once a week I give him a treat and make French bread pizza. This is simply made from a few slices of sourdough style bread I bake a few time a week. The bread is buttered and spread with a little marinara sauce and topped with grated cheese .. placed on a baking sheet in a 350 F oven until it's a little bubbly and starting to brown.
- Each lunch contains a small container with a fermented sour pickle. Fermented foods aid in digestion and help boost immunity.