greens plus, eat-clean
Diane at Greens Plus sent me a thing of Chia seeds to try. If you are interested in trying something out, email her to let her know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check out the site - Greens Plus.
Let me know what you do with your chia seeds! I tried them in my oatmeal this morning. You can't really tell that they are there. I'll tell you more about them as I try them out in different things. This morning I made almond milk. I followed a recipe in super baby food, but I didn't blanch them first. On the left is all of the shells just kind of mushy after I strained it. On the right is the milk. It only made around 3/4 cup from 1/3 cup of almonds. It is tasty!
The eat-clean diet I have been talking about is what I am trying to do. I feel a bit better, and I have been trying to lift. I got off track from being at the shore but plan to get back into lifting 2 days a week. I struggle between getting up at 5am before the day begins to workout or just doing it midday. I do better early in the morning and then it is done, but it would be nice to sleep in. Nick doesn't do well if we are out and about for too long, his nap gets messed up. Looks like I'll need a personal home gym. More on the eat-clean diet: they have great recipes, I bought a couple of the books and the recipes have things that I have on hand all the time in them - wheat germ, flax, oats. I like it. Basically, it is NO PROCESSED FOODS, Eat EVERY 2-3 HOURS, and eat a LEAN PROTEIN with complex carbs at every meal. I'll post more about it as I go along too. Last night's dinner was a broccoli cheese frittata. I changed the recipe but it was inspired by this one. Cheese really isn't in this diet except yogurt cheese (which I'll attempt to make soon) and cottage cheese, so this wasn't really eating clean, but that's ok. Moderation.
4 egg whites and 2 eggs
2 cups cooked broccoli
1/2 cup moz cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
Put all this in the food processor then cook on stovetop 8 min then broil until browned (but not burnt like above - had to add extra cheese on top to cover that up)
Almond butter for babies - how old was your baby when you gave him/her almond butter?