Meal Plan & Prep Sunday

Just realized I didn't post this last week.  Apologies for the double post today but hope you can use some of the tips and meal ideas below! Another week another meal plan written out and prep Sunday complete!  I have been slack on the meal planning over the past few weeks.  The kids have finished camp and our days have been spent, without a real schedule, free from time lines or things to do.  Freeing but also a little unfamiliar for the OCD and schedule queen that I am!  With school time nearing I want to get a few new recipes under our belt to put in the rotation and with vacation coming up we have a fridge full of food plus some garden greens that need to be consumed. I've talked about the benefit of meal planning before (see here) but often I too get lost in the art of just riding through my days or weeks without a plan.  It's freeing sometimes to do this and when we don't have busy days or evenings this works.  But as summer comes to a close and school with back in session … [Read more...]

Liver Detox Soup

Sometimes my body cravings a reset or cleansing meal that is not a smoothie or salad but something warm, soothing and gently on the tummy. Soups are a year-long favorite meal for me. Like smoothies, pureed soups allow the body to easily digest and assimilate the nutrients. They are quick and easy to prepare and can be made in big batches so you have enough to get you through the week. The Liver Detox Soup below is a fantastic cleanser to keep in your tool belt or pull out once a month or when you need it. Our body rids its toxins via the liver, which is the master metabolizer and one of the hardest working organs in the body. It tirelessly filters our blood, breaks down hormones, stores essential vitamins and minerals and produces bile needed to digest fat. Given the amount of toxins that we are exposed to in our modern era via food, environmental pollutants and endocrine disrupting personal care products.   Often our livers get over worked and are not able to keep up, not … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I love a good veggie burger. I am constantly tweaking recipes or creating new ones depending on what we have on hand or needs to be used.  This recipe is a great base that you can add your favorite spices too or top with your favorite toppings. Freedom to create your own masterpiece of a burger!   We have a surplus of sweet potatoes on hand so this week we are making Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers!  It's different every time.  With the summer weather and we have burger fever! Serve your Sweet Potato Veggie Burger on your favorite kind of bun, over a large leaf lettuce, slice it up into a wrap or under a fried egg. Make as part of your Sunday Meal Prep and have as part of your week day salad lunch or stash a few in the freezer for a quick dinner option.                           … [Read more...]