Programming life for ease. In the first few crazy weeks I've been reaching for quick easy carbs because everything else feels too hard. I've also been watching Masterchef at night and then been making myself butterscotch sauce and eating it like a soup. God knows why I haven't lost weight? One of the great unsolved mysteries of our time I guess. Anyway I've been prepping food again and it's amazing how much better/easier everything is to stay paleo-ish that is optimised for health breast milk supply AND a family. Here's my beginning of the week routine:
🥔Get 5 sweet potatoes and prick all over with fork. Rub coconut oil on outside. Bake at 200 until soft. Keep in fridge to be added to anything - mashed, stir fry, salads, jacket tatties. 🥕same time chop up a whole load of veggies and roast. I do heaps of carrots for Lucy and my current fave to add to salads is roast broccoli.
🥓I grill up rashers of bacon to be used as flavour toppers in anything.
🥚 I keep a dozen boiled eggs in the fridge. Mark has them for breakfast and me and Lucy have them for snacks. 🌽 Ditto with corn. It's Lucy's fave snack and I add it to pretty much everything. 🥗 I slice up kale and store in the fridge. I can have this raw, in smoothies or (as pictured) whop it in a pan and sauté it with a whole heap of goodness.
🍋 I juice up a whole heap of lemons and freeze into cubes. For my morning lemon water I just chuck in a cube and add hot water.
🍗 I also bake chicken so Mark can (added with the above) just whip up a lunch to take in an old jar. Just throw chicken in the oven. Drizzle with oil and add whatever you like - garlic, lemon, ginger. Whatever.
It takes a few hours on a Monday or over the weekend and then we're largely set for the week. We cut down on cooking, power/water use, washing, it saves buckets of time and it makes eating healthier a zillion times easier (especially for those addicted to butterscotch). OM NOM.