Over the last few months, our family has transitioned from an all natural/organic diet to include a traditional and clean diet.
What exactly does this mean? We still purchase organic or at the very least all natural foods (which means reading the labels because all natural really means nothing). In addition, I’m using a combination of Nourishing Traditions and The Eat Clean Diet (Tosca Reno).
I feed 12 people on about $800/month… so it doesn’t have to break the bank.
What our meals look like:
Breakfast- Oatmeal + raw almonds + fruit (dried cranberries or mixed berries) + flax seeds (slightly crushed to release oils). -OR- High quality seed bread (like Dave’s) + 2 Tbs Almond Butter and an apple.
Snack- Hard boiled egg + salad greens -OR- Kefir smoothie (kefir, spinach, mixed berries, banana).
Lunch- Chicken breast + brown rice + zucchini + mushrooms -OR- Salad w/ home canned tuna + cooked quinoa.
Snack- Small handful almonds + raisins -OR- yogurt + berries -OR- veggie crudites + kefir ranch dip
Dinner- Tilapia, shrimp, scallops + rice noodles + chicken stock + veggies
Snack- Kefir smoothie -OR- homemade power bar
This is VERY easy to do on a gluten free diet… and since I make everything from scratch its also easier to stay within our budget. I make the kefir myself from whole milk (preferably non-homo and raw, but it is more expensive), I buy organic spinach in bulk and try to stick with vegetables that are in season and avaliable locally.