Recently, I have received several questions about the recipes I use for my family. I thought it would be easy to post them here as a reference not only for those who want them, but also for me. First, let me give you a succinct description of what we do since our eating habits have changed drastically over the past 2 years.
-I don't buy meat. However, that doesn't mean that I label ourselves as an vegetarian- nothing wrong with it, but we just don't label ourselves as that. :)
-I don't buy food with high fructose corn syrup and I'll only occasionally use refined sugar.
-I try to stay away from dairy.
-Spinach is a staple in our house.
-We eat a lot of raw fruits and veggies
-I do Juice Cleanses periodically, and am currently doing one now (which I always reluctantly start, but always love when I end).
Really, I could go on and on about what I think and what we try to eat. For the sake of brevity, I won't. Basically, when I go to the grocery store I'll look at the labels and try not to buy anything with ingredients in it that I either don't know, or can't say. There are exceptions to this rule of course, but our main goal is to try and stay away from processed foods.
That being said, I have some great simple recipes that use whole foods and no meat that our whole family loves. And here's a tip to all you busy mothers out there who may find it difficult to find time to prepare a meal: I make the same 5 recipes for dinner every week, and then have one that is takes longer to make or is new as our special meal.
Seriously, it makes life so much easier. Grocery shopping trips become much quicker because I know exactly what I need. When it comes to cooking at night, I don't have to feel pressured to reinvent the wheel. I just have the same 5 recipes that I know our family loves and will want to eat. Then every month or so, I switch old recipes for newer ones that meet the mark. This way, we still get some variety.
There you have it, the Osmond's easy way of doing dinner.
For our first recipe, scroll below to the next post...