Saturday, 20 September 2014

Paleo Meal Plan

On Saturday, I decided to take Mr. Toddler an adventure - we traveled by train to the city to run errands and buy delicious goodies at the 'big' market! This has been something I have been putting off for a while - packing up Mr. Toddler, taking the train to the city, loading up the buggy with fresh fruits and veg, and then taking the train back. Somewhere in there I was also hoping to go to a few shops that aren't available in the villages. I knew that it would take some major Mama skills to keep the kiddo entertained, satisfied, and to prevent the most epic of meltdowns.

To my surprise, Mr. Toddler LOVED it. Ranging from his squeals of excitement because we were taking the train, to his excitement helping to pick out groceries, it actually went pretty well!


Easy healthy meals: Paleo Meal Plan by Welcome to Mommyhood

I even had enough time to pick out a pair of shoes for myself (woo hoo!). We only dealt with one fit, and mostly because I had managed to successfully neglect to feed my kid on time. 1 hungry toddler + 1 clothing store = recipe for disaster. We quickly left, ate, and all was good in the world again. 

The city we were visiting is absolutely beautiful. It's one of my favourites because it's not too crowded, but still has the luxuries of city life (shops, activities, things to do, etc). It's basically a nice place to visit with a young kiddo without me freaking out because of huge crowds (and the potential to lose my kid in one). 

I never can seem to catch a pretty Netherlands shot, but here's an idea of a typical view: bicycles, pretty buildings, gray sky. Let's ignore the poor camera phone quality, shall we? Yes. Let's. 

Easy healthy meals: Paleo Meal Plan by Welcome to Mommyhood

And finally, we stopped by my favourite market stand! The guys running it are always very kind, and give Mr. Toddler a few extra pieces of fruit! I love how much cheaper their produce is than the grocery stores, but also the quality just isn't comparable. Every time I come here, I know that we're going to be eating well and that magic will be happening in the kitchen. There's just too much inspiration: 


Easy healthy meals: Paleo Meal Plan by Welcome to Mommyhood

I bought a pumpkin, too! I cannot wait to get creating, but don't know what I'll be making yet! Plus, my hubby found a pumpkin stand in our village! I'm definitely going to be picking up several and thinking up some brand new goodies! 

Breakfasts


Here's a note on my breakfast habits: I'm just not that into it. I prefer to keep my breakfasts really light and start off the day slowly with a cup or two of coffee. I like to have a more filling and hearty meal by the time lunch, or rather brunch, rolls around. My breakfasts tend to be simple as a result.  


  • Paleo pumpkin pancakes
  • Paleo spinach pancakes (will be attempting to freeze these if they're any good) 
  • Apple and sweet potato breakfast casserole  
  • Green smoothies
  • Oven baked avocado



Baked Avocado By Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo


Lunches


  • Mushroom 'bagel bites' (because I miss the US and remember eating these back in the day. Healthy option? You bet!)
  • Leftover Brussel sprouts turned into a hash
  • Rosemary squash fries (recipe coming on Monday!) with a side salad 

Easy healthy meals: Paleo Meal Plan by Welcome to Mommyhood




Turkey, Butternut Squash and Kale Bites


Dinners


  • Shepard's pie (recipe, recipe, recipe! Oh my word, way over due reciippppeeeeeee!) 
  • Cauliflower lime rice with bibimbap (vis-a-vis slim palate)

Bibimbap-from-Slim-Palate

  • Crispy squash noodles with homemade marinara sauce (using tomatoes and herbs from the garden)
  • Baked brussel sprouts with honey-mustard chicken and a side of pan fried garlic potatoes
  • Paleo chili 
  • Someone else cooks
  • Leftovers

For more healthy meal ideas, checkout my healthy recipes page! For more meal plans, be sure to visit my meal plan page!

Today, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers, and Org Junkie

Thank you for stopping by!
Yuliya