Greens and roots get juiced, broth gets made, a big pot of soup is started. It's a great way to start the week anew. I had a few bunches of wilted beets and kale that I juiced separately and I'll do my best to get those in this weekend. I have been feeling a bit sluggish and I can tell I really need some extra juice. I'll add this into my weekly order from Zest-juice for life: Gerson Green (to detox), Almond on a Date (for my swiss water decaf coffee), Ginger & Tumeric shots (for energy).
Saturday is also the day that I do most of my meal planning. I like to start with a list of what I'll have on hand and search the web or my favorite cookbooks for recipe inspiration. You can see a list of what I'll be cooking this week (inspired by this weeks Fruit & Vegetable share) HERE. I've learned that it really has to be a starting place. I'm more likely to throw things together with what I have on hand then follow a recipe from start to finish.
I've got some HOME Cafe AND Dana's famous ranch dressing on hand so I know I'l be making several fresh salads and the sautéed sweet potato and brussel sprouts (love to drown that in the ranch)!
I haven't been on top of alternative options to the super delicious, sugary holiday foods this year. Since we have a week worth of get together's with friends and family I've decided I need to make quick and easy healthy snacks a priority. Think: hard boiled eggs, whole apples, chicken soup, whole carrots (with the greens on) for dipping-my kids love that!
This becomes a starting place for me. It's really just a stream of consciousness based on taking inventory, finding inspiration, and thinking through what might be possible in the coming week. Maybe taking a few moments to think things through might help you too? If it does, please let me know by leaving a comment below. This allows me to set a positive intention towards eating better-especially when we've gotten off track for a few months. Making use of what's left at the end of the week is probably the most important thing I do to face the new week well. Check back in this week for photos and very loose recipes of what we did actually eat!