What Could You Eat For Lunch?
Hello beautiful people.
So I’ve blogged before about the benefits of a low carb lifestyle, check out the link to Mark’s Daily Apple website and my ‘Updating Myself’ blog at the end of this blog for more info about that. Basically you’ll be eating your way to a happier and more healthy life if you cut those carbs out. Yeah they taste so good but they are oh so bad for your body, mind and spirit. Some people have healed themselves of serious conditions just by cutting out these nasties!
I’ve been on a low carb lifestyle for about a year and a half now, and I cut out sugar, dairy and caffeine two weeks ago and I was feeling great. However just the other day I ate a load of cakes, potatoes, coffees and pizza as it was my daughter’s birthday. I thought it would be ok……..guess what…the next day I had a chest and throat infection, my elbow ached like anything and boo hoo for me – I got piles! Eeek, grim but true. So just imagine if you are eating the stuff all the time and what is happening to your body. Now I’m back off the carbs and the piles have gone (phew) and I’m almost better! Learn from my grim circumstances please!!! The Mark’s Daily Apple link tells you what happens when you eat the carbs – it’s surprising! I dare you to check it out. 😉
We are now a low carb vegetarian family too. We decided that eating meat wasn’t working for us – you can decide what’s best for you in that matter. Too many toxins and your body can’t cope! On the Mark’s Daily Apple site he advocates eating meat – and a lot of it. It’s best you decide what to do with this. We started off eating meat and now we don’t. It certainly helped to get off the carbs!
* Edit – in fact you and your body will know what sort of foods to eat, you just have to be able to ascertain the difference between needing something or wanting something. Before you eat anything check in with your body what it wants to eat. You can do this by imagining eating it and see/think/feel/know if it is right for your body.
But what can you eat for lunch? Here’s a description of what we eat for a family lunch time to help you out…..
Above is a photo of our ‘Everything Lunches’. Sorry it’s a bit blurry – I’m still getting used to taking photos with my phone! We put everything all on a tray so that everyone in the family can just help themselves to whatever they want. Putting loads of fruit and vegetables mean the whole family eat healthily, as only healthy food is on offer.
What’s in the ‘Everything Lunch’?
* Mixture of nuts; almonds, brazils, hazel nuts, cashew nuts, and pecans
* Green peppers
* Braeburn apples
* Romaine Lettuce
* Cheddar cheese
* Mozzarella cheese
* Goji berries
Other things that we use are:
* Roasted, tamari’d mixed seeds; pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and linseeds (flaxseeds) roasted and covered in tamari.
* Tahini (creamed sesame seeds)
* Green and black olives
* Lemony Sauce; 1/4 lemon juice to 3/4 olive oil with salt and pepper
* Balsamic vinegar
These things aren’t traditionally in a primal lifestyle but we use them as they are a compromise food for our family. Spinach with a load of lemony sauce is yummy.
But I miss my Sandwich…
So instead of bread I like to use Romaine lettuce as a slice for putting my food onto like this:
I then wrap the stuff up and munch, munch, munch it. You could take a whole lettuce to work and have slices of things in a box and make up the ‘sandwich’ when you’re there. It works and it’s tasty.
You can put anything on it that you like. Sometimes I like to have marmite, tahini (creamed sesame seeds) or peanut butter on it alongside fruit or vegetables.
Mix and match it as you want.
That’s it for now. I’ll be adding more recipes over the coming weeks so do keep posted.
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With my love,