This week’s prep is full of yummy goodness and all very simple…. after all, this IS Simply Yum. While I utilized a couple of recipes from other sources this week, I still went back to my go to books for review of some of the veggies I chose to use in the main dish and what additions I put into my breakfast smoothie. Going to the 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution and Blue Zone Kitchen continues to help me education myself and make sensible food choices for the recipes I am trying.
I know I have said this before but have fun with food. This is a huge statement from me since I have had food issues for a very long time and continue my quest every day not to let It consume me …see what I did there? Seriously, small steps over a long time have helped to see food for the enjoyment, nourishing life force it is. There are great resources available to continue to educate ourselves about the healing properties of food and the quality and quantity of life it can help bring us. Not preaching here…. I still have junk food on occasion…the difference now is, it is limited, I don’t beat myself up and I start again.
Do it for you, for your health, for your well-being and your enjoyment.
This week’s menu:
- Breakfast: Peach and Banana Smoothie
- Lunch/Dinner: Almost all Berry Fruit Salad
- Dinner/Lunch: Asian Tofu over Wild Rice with Veggies
- Snack: Kiwi Sorbet
- Water: Always Water
Peach and Banana Smoothie: This is the first time I am trying peach in a smoothie. I got the base recipe from the Blue Zone Kitchen (page 246). To the fresh banana and frozen peaches, I added greens (kale and spinach), chia, psyllium husk, three dates and a bit of marshmallow root. I loved the sprinkle of cayenne too. Great flavor with a creamy texture makes this the perfect breakfast and one I can take with me on the road.
Almost All Berry Fruit Salad: I love being able to get great produce this time of year. Dark berries are so good for us, so I put together blueberries, black raspberries, strawberries, and a bit of watermelon – I love watermelon. Light, refreshing and a good for me sweet treat.
Asian Tofu Over Wild Rice with Veggies: Thank you to Sarah at Sculpted Kitchen – @sculptedkitchen – for a fabulous and Simply Yum recipe. The flavor of this is so good and filled with good for me ingredients.
This recipe has coated, browned, and baked tofu with veggies of your choice. I used broccoli, red and orange bell peppers, and shitake mushrooms. The sauce is so good with a combination of soy sauce, chile sauce, garlic, ginger, lime juice rice vinegar and maple syrup. When completed I put it all over a mix of wild rice. You will love this – full recipe may be found here:: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPTt4ezhlTY/
Kiwi Sorbet: Thank you to @cleanfoodcrush for this super Simply Yum recipe. Just the sweet treat I need and one that is so good for me. Kiwis are packed with goodness – lots of vitamin C and fiber to name a couple. Just learning how to handle kiwis was fun for me. This could not be easier to make – Kiwi, coconut water, lime juice and honey – that’s it. Full recipe may be found here: https://cleanfoodcrush.com/easy-peasy-kiwi-sorbet/
Water: Went simply here – just lemon, lime and ginger and bit of the watermelon.
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