By request, over the last week I attempted to record our daily food and exercise for an entire week to share with you all. Last week was a big thumbs down in the exercise department. My husband and I both took it pretty easy after recovering from our Las Vegas trip and the previous week for me had been harder than normal as far as workouts are concerned. I took pictures of most things that we ate (when I remembered!!) I do not weigh or measure what I eat but I’ll try to be specific about what went into my mouth versus what the kids might have eaten. They do a lot more snacking then I do. If you all like this post, I’ll try to post these more often, just let me know if this is helpful and I will accommodate!
For those of you who are new to the blog, just to clarify as you are reading who is who, my husband is John, and our kids are Coby age 15, Jaden who is 7, and little Rowan is 3.
Ok, here goes!
Monday April 4th: Headed home from Vegas!
Breakfast in the airport: Scrambled Eggs and Bacon, black coffee
Lunch in the car with John: Beef Jerky, Almonds, Broccoli, Sliced Turkey, Strawberries
Dinner at home with the Boys!: Paleo spaghetti with 1lb grass fed groud beef, 1 lb Italian pork sausage, TJ’s Puttanesca sauce and zucchini noodles.
Bedtime Snack for boys: Frozen blueberries topped with So Delicious coconut milk.
Tuesday April 5th:
Exercise: Played tag with Rowan and basketball in the back yard with Jaden and Rowan
All of Jaden’s lunches are packed in Planet Box lunch containers.
Coby’s school lunch: Beef jerky, banana, pistachios
Snacks throughout the day for Rowan and in the car after school: Beef jerky, coconut flakes, mandarines
Dinner was Pancit!!
Bedtime snack for the boys was blueberries and fresh coconut. My local health food store carries young green Thai coconut now and then and this week we hit the jackpot!!
Wednesday April 6th
Exercise for me: 800 meter run/ 15 front squats with 30lb dumb bells and 15 burpees, 12 & 12 of each, 9 & 9 of each, walked the dogs with the boys, stretching.
Breakfast: Poached eggs, bacon, spinach and asparagus cooked in grass fed butter, left over sweet potatoes for the boys fried in the bacon grease. I ate 2 poached eggs, a huge serving of veggies, and 2 pieces of bacon and the kids ate all the sweet potatoes and everything else. Rowan told me that he loved his asparagus this morning as he alternated between taking bites and hugging me; but just wait to see what he says about it tomorrow!
Jaden’s lunch: Ham and cabbage wraps, orange, banana, Lara bar
Not sure what Coby had for lunch, he played the bass guitar for the musical Grease at his high school and this week was performance week so he went out to lunch with the entire cast and crew.
Morning Rowan snacks: Beef jerky, apples, carrots, almond butter
Lunch for Rowan, John and I: Leftover Pancit and Rowan also had frozen blueberries with coconut milk
After school snack: Turkey slices, coconut flakes, oranges
Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes with grass fed butter, beets with greens and bacon salad
Bedtime snack for boys: Fresh coconut and salami
Thursday Apirl 7th:
Exercise: Chasing Rowan outside for an hour
Breakfast for the boys: Leftover meatloaf scrambled with eggs, asparagus, spinach. Today Rowan said that asparagus is yucky and he asked with the saddest eyes, “Mom, why did you give this to me today?!?” He’ll probably love it again next week… Too funny!
I met my friend and photographer that took the Everyday Paleo book cover photos for breakfast and I had a 2 egg pesto scramble with sautéed zucchini and a side of bacon. Rowan had his eggs and meatloaf earlier at home so I shared a gluten free pancake with him. Sin of Cortez is a local restaurant that actually serves gluten free pancakes! A great treat!!
Coby’s lunch: Ham, almonds, orange
Jaden’s lunch: Turkey, trail mix, oranges, cucumbers
After school the kids snacked on turkey and avocado chunks.
Dinner: Ground beef seasoned with cumin, garlic, and salsa verde and cabbage and it wasn’t enough so I also fried up some chicken sausages with leftover beets, greens, and bacon from the night before and I added a bunch of chard.
Late night snack after watching Coby play bass in Grease was: thin pork chops fried in coconut oil and a salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Jaden ate pork chops and oranges before he went to bed and Rowan and Coby had blueberries and a few bites of pork chops.
Friday April 8th:
Exercise: None beyond playing with the kids…
Breakfast: Eggs and leftover chicken and greens stir fry from last night
Jaden’s lunch: Ham, salami, apples, cucumbers, carrots, guacamole
Coby’s lunch: Not sure – he packed something from home probably beef jerky and fruit, his usual…
Lunch with Rowan: In N’ Out Hamburgers, Protein Style!
After school snack: Trail mix of almonds and dried blueberries, beef jerky, oranges
Dinner: Rotisserie chicken bought from Raley’s, organic salad greens mix with tons of olive oil and some balsamic, steamed broccoli, pressure cooked sweet potatoes with grass fed butter
Bedtime snack for boys: Salami, organic/grass fed pepper jack cheese (found this at my local health food store and couldn’t resist!), apple slices and almond butter
Bedtime snack for John and I: A glass of wine each and some salami and cheese
This was a crazy busy day with drum lessons in the afternoon, another Grease performance Friday night and somewhere in there I recorded our most recent podcast! Long and exhausting week and now on to the weekend!!
Saturday April 9th:
Exercise: Nothing beyond some basketball in the backyard with the boys
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs and Strawberries
Lunch: Jaden and I ate tons of amazing paleo food at Norcal’s Paleo Potluck! I made my Chili Verde. I left John, Rowan, and Coby at home. Coby was sleeping in and John and Rowan spent some special time together doing yard work. They had tuna salad and cucumbers for lunch.
Dinner was at Woodstock’s Pizza here in Chico where Jaden rocked the house as an act for Chico School of Rock! Woodstock’s makes an amazing gluten free pizza in which we did partake. I also had 2 glasses of wine. The rest of the evening was spent with Chrissy Gower and her family and the boys snacked on strawberries. Super fun night!!
Sunday April 10th:
Exercise: John and I worked out together in the backyard, warmed up with the boys with sprints, workout was 10 jump squats, 10 hollow rocks, followed by 9 and 9, 8 and 8, all the way down to 1 and 1 with “around the worlds” on every even number (these are when you stay in a push up position and walk your hands moving your body in a full circle). The little boys worked out with us and Coby worked his fingers out texting. LOL!!
Breakfast: Made these awesome coconut flour pancakes that a sweet 7 year old girl named Erin posted the recipe for on my blog! 6 eggs, 1 can coconut milk, 2 Teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 Tablespoon baking soda, 1 Tablespoon honey, 2 Teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 Cup coconut flour. Beat eggs until frothy. Mix rest ingredients together. Cook on griddle. Keep cakes small. If difficult to flip, cook longer. Also made scrambled eggs, bacon and topped the pancakes with sliced strawberries and bananas. I ate 1 pancake and loaded up on eggs and bacon.
Lunch: Out to eat at Burgers & Brew, a local awesome burger joint that serves pretty high quality and although not grass fed at least organic beef. We all had bun-less hamburgers, salads, and shared some french fries.
Dinner: Chili Colorado – a new recipe that I will post tomorrow!!
Bedtime snack: Family movie night and we made air-popped organic pop corn with tons of grass fed butter.
So, that wraps up a week in our life. As you can see we are not perfect and that’s exactly how I want my life to be. We eat extremely well during the week and tend to kick our heals up a bit more on the weekend, which keeps me sane! The boys snack more then what I actually logged but it’s all about the same stuff that I jotted down including some hardboiled or deviled eggs here and there, leftovers, and Coby’s special afternoon scrambled eggs with meat and veggies that he likes to make for himself and the boys when he gets home from school.
If you have a minute, check out Jaden’s drum performance. You have to watch the last minute of the video when he is warmed up and no longer nervous. Enjoy!!