Breakfast - Coconut yogurt (package pictured below), organic strawberries (thawed from the freezer section), granola, and hemp hearts. The granola comes from a fantastic company called 'Enjoy Life' that makes all their products without wheat, gluten, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, sulfites, eggs, soy, sesame, or fish. Hemp hearts are a great balanced protein source (don't forget to store the package in the freezer once you've opened it to limit oxidization). This breakfast is a little on the processed/expensive side for me, but it's nice to have a treat every once in a while!
This yogurt is really delicious, but I've been told that almond yogurt is even better!
Lunch - Italian stir-fry made with organic cauliflower, red pepper, onion, pine nuts, and organic celery (otherwise known as the veggies that were about to go bad in my fridge) seasoned with the 'Herbs de Provence' spice mixture from McCormick.
Dinner - Sweet potato fries, beet salad, and baked sole. I prepared the sweet potatoes by cutting them up, lightly coating them in oil, and putting them in a glass baking dish. I baked the sole in a covered pan with a spice mixture sprinkled on top. The beet salad is made with grated (peeled) beets and carrots covered with a homemade dressing.
Basic Salad Dressing Recipe - Three parts oil to one part vinegar (ex. balsamic, rice, apple cider, red/white wine, etc.). Add salt, pepper, and seasonings (ex. dried spices, roasted garlic, minced onion, fresh herbs, toasted sesame oil, Bragg Liquid Aminos, citrus juice, mustard, etc.). Some people add a small amount of sweetener to their dressing (ex. honey, maple syrup, jam, etc.). You can make a million varieties of salad dressing, and they taste better than store-bought! Also your homemade dressing won't contain preservatives, chemicals, heavily processed sugars, food colouring, artificial flavours, cheap food oils, or a ridiculous amount of salt (I hope).
What I Eat
I want to give you an idea of how to eat healthfully on a restricted diet, without a lot of work, by showing you how I eat! I eat strictly gluten-free. You'll find A LOT of veggies in this blog! I eat both fish and meat a few times a week (local and/or humane, whenever possible), and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!