Freckles in April: Whole Foods Day by Day

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whole Foods Day by Day

I had several requests MONTHS ago for a better idea of what we eat every day when we do whole foods. And then Baby 2 got sick and went into the hospital and then we were all sick off and on for like months after that and our eating went to pot and yeah. It has been a while. We weren't eating terribly but it wasn't awesome either and I was feeling it.

But now that glorious spring and summer produce is upon us I'm getting back into the swing of things and oh, how I love it! You'll notice a fair amount of repetition throughout the week. Because we try to eat seasonally (and locally produced, as much as possible) we end up eating a lot of the same or very similar dishes. If I were writing this in the winter you'd be seeing a butternut squash and a lot of grapefruit. Fortunately, as soon as I start to get sick one set of fruits and veggies the weather shifts and we get another set.

Also, we're not nearly as strict these days, as you'll see. We eat whole foods as much as possible but don't worry about it if we need to eat quick and easy or want to go out on Friday night.


Breakfast: The boys had cut up watermelon and scrambled eggs with spinach. Aaron and I had watermelon strawberry smoothies. I blended spinach and greek yogurt into mine.

Lunch: Big salad using my bottled lettuce (best. thing. ever), grilled chicken, jicama, carrots and snap peas. My boys ate with my in-laws.

Snack: String cheese, a slice of whole wheat bread with butter

Dinner: My boys had dinner with my in-laws and Aaron ate some leftovers so I made myself some spinach pasta and lightly steamed a bunch of veggies (yellow squash, carrots, green beans, asparagus, red bell pepper) and threw it all together with a smidge of cream, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.Probably my favorite meal of the week.


Breakfast: Watermelon strawberry smoothies for Aaron and I (mine had greek yogurt), pancakes and watermelon for the boys

Snack: Triscuits and string cheese

Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread with watermelon, carrots and snap peas (I had my veggies on a big salad, again using my vacuum sealed lettuce)

Stinky's lunch

Dinner:  Aaron and the boys had the leftover pasta from Wednesday night. I had taco salad at a church function.

Dessert: Aaron bought me apology candy (Reese's, my absolute fav). I couldn't not eat it since that would be like not accepting his apology. I did it for our marriage


Breakfast: Watermelon strawberry smoothies for Aaron and I (sadly, we were out of yogurt and acceptable smoothie greens so I had mine straight), the boys had watermelon and oatmeal with raisins

Snack: I snuck a Reese's (it had been that kind of morning)

Lunch: I polished off the leftover pasta from Wednesday night. The boys were in a snacky mood that day and filled up on watermelon, Triscuits, string cheese, snap peas and whatever else they could find. I don't normally allow that kind of grazing but eh, it was Friday.

Dinner: Pizza at Grimaldi's. Pesto for me, red sauce and pepperoni for Aaron (the boys picked from both)


Breakfast: Pancakes with butter and syrup, watermelon

Lunch: Leftover pizza

Dinner: Chicken curry with naan, green salad


Breakfast: watermelon, mango, toast

Lunch: I don't think I ate lunch, actually. Which is really weird for me. Stinky had watermelon, Baby 2 napped right through (church messes with his schedule). None of us seemed to be particularly hungry.

Dinner: At my parents' house - hamburgers on buns made with my whole wheat bread recipe. Fruit salad, green salad, corn on the cob.

Dessert: Chocolate chip cookies in honor of Father's Day


Breakfast: Toast, watermelon

Lunch: Raspberries, grapes, pasta with tomato basil sauce

Dinner: Leftover pasta, more raspberries and grapes. Aaron and I also had a little bread and smoked gouda


Breakfast: toast, watermelon strawberry smoothies (Baby 2 flopped on my lap and proceeded to drink most of mine. Stinker)

Lunch: Grilled cheese on whole wheat bread, grapes, raspberries, watermelon, carrots

Dinner: Quesadillas on homemade wheat tortillas. The last of the watermelon and veggies that I scraped together from our bare fridge (produce delivery is on Wednesday, so by Monday and Tuesday we're usually struggling!)


  1. you should totally post more of this stuff.

  2. oooooo I have to make that watermelon might be the day!!

    Have you seen the blog:

  3. Do you have the food saver you need to make the lettuce in the jar? (I'm assuming you do, if that's what you're eating every day). If so, do you use it for other things too? The concept is definitely appeal to me.

    I agree with housewife! :0)

  4. Thank you for introducing me to Salad in a Jar! I can't wait to start doing it, because I love salads in the Summer, but I get lazy and don't want to do all the chopping and washing etc. So thank you!


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