Nothing too exiting today, I'm afraid.
Today I went grocery shopping. Typically I really hate it. The menu planning, the list making, the shopping, and the making sure I got everything... putting it all away... argh! Hate it.
Interestingly, Going Primal saves a ton of time in the grocery store. A friend of mine (hi, Sarah!) gave me a great tip: No menu planning is needed. Since most meals are a meat with vegetables, almost anything goes, so just shop the perimeter of the grocery store, and stock up on what's on sale, or the things you really want. Through together when appropriate. Awesome!
I start in the produce section, go to the Organic section, and throw stuff into the cart. There are some things I need that I am unable to get at my local grocery store, so while I try to stay as clean as possible, I can't at all times... but I figure a non-organic cherry tomato is much better than a box of donuts. Well, that's what I tell myself. I don't know that my mouth believes it.
Then we get the cheese, broth, and other misc items needed. Onto the meat... I grab a few things, whatever looks good that day. Then I hit the egg/dairy section, and just toss in a few things. Then we're out the door! It takes about 35 minutes. Pre-Primal trips took closer to an hour to go through the store, then another twenty to check out.
And I might add I am only paying approx. an extra $20 per week. Well worth it to me ... no menus, and extra time to boot!
The one issue that does take a bit of time is the cutting up of all the produce once you get home. You will say "there goes the saved time!" but, not really. If you're like me, you can really multi-task while you're at home. Liiike, you could chop celery *and* watch Dr. G on TV. Or skype with your sister while you're slicing up the onions. Can't do those things at the grocery store!
Okay, so the kids went back to school, so it's Lunch Box time!
Breakast: Fruit and nuts
Lunch: Grilled chicken breast
Snack: a few fresh vegetables
They had a light lunch box today since I hadn't been to the grocery store at the time of packing them. They seemed fine with it though. They were hungry when I picked them up. So the quest of "what to pack that they'll like, and will last them all day" is still underway. PLEASE, give me suggestions! Not just "kids like" but what packs the most filling punch within the smallest package. They don't seem to eat a whole lot at a time. And they don't have many other chances to eat throughout the day.
I was headache-free for most of the day. It seems to come back around 6ish pm, but nothing terrible. And today I've just dragged. But! I still feel better overall than I did Pre-Primal.
The kids seem to be doing a bit better today as well. Woohoo! And I'm still waiting on a report from Tom. He did make all his own meals today, which is great, because I didn't have time to do it. And we don't want him to starve.
I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel :)