We like to keep meals pretty simple around our house. As much as we both love cooking, we've found that our favourite foods tend to be really easy to prepare and have very basic ingredients. Who wants to spend tons of time in the kitchen when you could be outside? During the summer delicious, easy food looks mostly like large salads, wraps, and grilled meats in all kinds of animals and flavours. Here's some of the tings we've been eating lately:
We keep breakfasts pretty basic. Typically we just eat some form of eggs and have a bowl of yogurt, berries and granola on the side. Now that we're eating fruit we're back to eating our eggs in the form of banana pancakes and loving it. I had missed them soooo much. Occasionally on the weekend we'll get fancy and make a quiche or a paleo version of eggs benedict. We're going to experiment with gluten free dutch babies this weekend though. We'll see how they turn out.
We always eat dinner leftovers for lunch and we always have a side salad with lunch and dinner. We've been adding some fruit back into our diet but are not yet back up to fruit at every meal.
- Fish. Twice a week. One meal is almost always salmon and the other is a mild white fish.
- Wraps. These can be almost anything. Tacos (beef/chicken/fish), hamburgers, tuna pattie melts, gyro burgers, chicken/tuna/egg salad, burritos
- Pizza. We found a packaged crust mix that is gluten, yeast, and sugar free. Not fantastic but it'll do. Obviously there are a million varities of pizza but our favourites include hawaiian and sumpreme.
- Grilled chicken thighs. These can be marinated anyway you like. My favourite is just a simple Italian dressing. Mmmmm.
- Meal sized salads. Many of the things mentioned above are great on a bed of lettuce! Even egg, tuna, or chicken salad is delicious on a salad.
- Taco salad: greens, taco meat, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and sour cream
- Gyro salad: greens, gyro meat, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, tzatziki sauce
- Hamburger salad: greens, burger, tomato, onion, cheese, ketchup, sour cream
These have been the hardest part of (mostly) sticking with this yeast diet. There aren't a lot of affordable options for snacks other than veggies. And those don't hold me well enough. Here's what we've settled on so far. You'll notice that all of these have some protein and some fat. That's what seems to work best for me.
- green apple with peanut butter
- rice cakes with peanut butter or cream cheese
- popcorn with butter
- hard boiled eggs
How about you all? What meals does your family love to eat over and over? Share some of your go to summer meals with me! I'm always looking for more delicious, easy recipes!