My dear friend Kyce wanted to know what I’m eating for breakfast and lunch, after I posted a GAPS-friendly dinner menu. So here you go! Honestly, it’s a little hard for me to remember which of these were breakfast, and which were lunch, lol. That is one of the hard adjustments at first, but now it feels very freeing – breakfast in our house used to be mostly homemade grains and eggs. Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, etc . . . It was hard to imagine what I would eat for breakfast when I first started taking out grains and eggs to help the baby’s tummy.
But guess what? It’s pretty simple to reheat leftover soup, or to quickly make some with veggies and broth. I usually saute some veggies, and I often eat a bit of leftover fish or meat from a previous dinner, and I always have lacto-fermented veggies on the side. As a breastfeeding mother, I eat a pretty generous portion of protein.
In the middle, you see a lunchbox I packed for my daughter to take to school (yes, she loves olives). She also had leftover meatloaf, tomato sauce, and a lacto-fermented pickle. Not too shabby. I think I mentioned before that our whole family has really increased our vegetable eating these past few months, which is lovely to see. We loved vegetables before, but now we really heap them on our plates! I’ve drastically reduced our snack and fruit intake (even before reading French Kids Eat Everything – now I’m really inspired!), and it’s been interesting to see the effects on my daughter. The other night for bedtime snack (soon to disappear in our house, shh), she wanted fruit, I said no. She asked repeatedly for things I said no to, and then she finally said, “Fine. I’ll make some kale,” and proceed to cook some kale in bacon fat, then eat the entire plate with relish. Yeah baby. That was probably the highlight of my week.