Feeling MUCH better this morning. A little extra sleep, some good food, and all is well. It is amazing the nutritional power of a good broth soup.
Today I wanted to talk a little bit about bread. Bread is another food that gets a bad wrap. Don't get me wrong, not all bread is good…and not all bread is bad.
Always avoid over processed white breads. They offer no nutritional value, other than synthetic, manufactured fortified vitamins (which is negotiable). Just don't do it.
Here are my key points for choosing breads.
Okay, now onto my day…I had some "extra" time this morning. Feeling much better apparently, since my body decided to wake up an hour early. So, I had time to think up that little bread number, and eat some breakfast before waking the kiddos. I know you've seem this already, but I really do enjoy this Quinoa Breakfast Porridge. I prefer it over oats. This morning I did some Grass-Fed Butter, Coconut Sugar, Grade B Maple Syrup, and Hemp Seeds.
Oh, and yes, there was coffee this morning.
If you remember from last week, Wednesdays are my days off. Chores! Chores! Chores! Especially since the last 2 days I have been extra lazy.
I like soups! If you hadn't already noticed, I make and eat quite a few. Leftovers are often frozen and eaten for lunch. They are easy to pull out and defrost. This morning I pulled out some Potato and Leek soup.
M2 requested Grilled Cheese for lunch…it's one of her favorites, though I have to give it to her, she does like her's with cheese, ham and avocado.
I went Caprese style with Mozzarella, Roma Tomato and Fresh Basil on sprouted wheat bread.
Remember the sausage dish I made a couple nights ago? Well, tonight it became soup…surprise!!!!! Italian Sausage and White Bean Soup, to be exact.
Here is my recipe
6 Cups chicken Broth
1 Can Diced Tomatoes with juice
1 Can White Beans, drained
Rough Chop Leftover Roasted Vegetables
Slice Leftover Sausages
1 oz. Fresh Basil
2 Stems Fresh Oregano Leaves
Season with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
In a large stock pot, add all ingredients except Basil and bring to a boil, then add basil. Cook 10 minutes, and serve.
This was a super quick (less than 20 minute) dinner. It's amazing how far you can make meals stretch when you transform them into soups days later.
No snacking or nibbling today. I was too busy with my house projects, very distracted. Honestly, It was one of those days that if M2 had not been around to remind me, I would have skipped lunch.