Harvey had me up at 5:30 am. I brought him downstairs and tried to sleep between peek-a-boo giggles with the blanket but as time passed my eye lids propped open on their own. I'm slowly weaning off the bean so I had one gorgeous cup of joe before Jack woke at 7. Here we are snuggling. Breakfast was a smoothie and some raw walnuts for me, soy milk with a probiotic and a banana for Jack, and whole grain toast with vegan butter and organic strawberry jam for Harvey.
For lunch we made burritos with sprouted wheat tortillas, black beans, salsa, lettuce, and avocado. I ate two......minus the bits I gave Harv....and Jack ate.....an apple and rice noodles. Still working on this kid. His appetite is awful and I will not give up on finding ways to keep him fed.
Harvey loved it! He's my little foodie! Dinner plans are still rolling around my brain. Justin isn't fully on board but is willing to at least try what I prepare so I'll be juggling for a while. He'll eat spinach salad but not sauteed, he'll eat a veg sandwich but he'll want cheese on his, etc. He described butternut squash soup at tasting like thanksgiving and couldn't finish it because he has a low threshold for veg consumption. This will take time but it's no mission impossible.
Just finished the book The China Study and I don't know if it's the information in the book or just that I'm feeling so much better eating a plant based diet but I don't even WANT animal foods anymore. Keeping the house full of fresh delicious options is key so we'll be doing more farmers markets and grocery runs but I look forward to the shopping and making new discoveries. Obviously I'm excited about this lifestyle shift or I wouldn't be blogging it....hopefully it will inspire at least one other person to give it a try, even if it's one meal a week. Every little bit counts!
Ref is needed as the boys have dismantled the couch and are using it as their own personal WWF ring. Wrestling starts at 11 months old?? Really????
Peace and much love,