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Take 3- Day 3- 8/24/11

Breakfast
granola bars
water
Snack
banana bread
milk
yogurt with blackberries, grapes, and plums
Dinner
salad bar: lettuce mix, grape tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, cheese, chicken, cranberries, dressing, sour cream
Dessert
vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate syrup

Take 3- Day 2- 8/23/2011

Breakfast
scrambled eggs with cheese
apple juice
Snack/ Lunch
banana
craisins
cheese stick
all fruit smoothies
yogurt with strawberries, blackberries, and banana
Triscuits with peanut butter
Snack
Cranberry Peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars (just added 1/3 cup each peanut butter and chocolate chips to this granola bar recipe)
milk
Dinner
chicken
Layered Mashed Potato Casserole
corn on the cob
milk

Day 1- Take 3- 8/22/2011

Breakfast

oatmeal with blackberries and homemade syrup

Snack

Peanut butter chocolate chip  granola bars

black grapes and  cantaloupe

cheese sticks

water

Afternoon snack (they didn’t eat this)

assorted veggies and homemade dip (sour cream with garlic salt, onion powder, and pepper)

Dinner

Grilled Tuna melts (homemade bread with Tillamook white cheddar, tuna made with sour cream, pepper, and mozzarella cheese)

milk

 

Time for a Re-start!

This weekend was a complete wash for the chemical free diet. We went to visit family for the weekend and attended a wedding. So our kids were completely spoiled by relatives. They ate all sorts of fun things including skittles and star-burst candies (full of dyes and all sorts of crap),  regular bread (loaded with all sorts of chemicals and ingredients I definitely don’t recognize), and several other foods that I just don’t know what was in them. So tomorrow we will start over. My goal is to go a week and evaluate at that time. Although I have to say I saw a definite change in Michael after the junk food. He was extremely hyper and almost out of control at times. But I am not entirely convinced that it was the food and not the excitement of being around family and having a new Grandma (who he absolutely adores). His behavior was very erratic at times he would be completely crazy but at other times (sometimes only moments later) he would be very well behaved and in much better control. But definitely overall he was more wild than he has been for the last few days.

Day 4

So far no stark difference except that perhaps Michael is making slightly more sense and staying on topic better. He also asked for chores this morning instead of complaining about them. Probably the most positive thing about this diet so far are how much my kids love the food and how good I feel about giving it to them and my ability to make all of the new foods. It has been really fun to create my own sauces and syrups and I think we may never go back on most of them that we have tried. I feel like a better mom because I have also been focusing on the health factor of the foods. For instance I have been looking up nutrient content of many of the foods I give them because if I am not giving them enriched cereals and pastas I want to be sure they are still getting those nutrients from other sources.

 

Breakfast
banana oat muffins
fruit and juice smoothies

Snack

Peanut butter chocolate chip Granola bars

apple slices

Lunch

Leftover french toast with peanut butter and homemade syrup YUM!

Snack

kirkland organic tortilla chips

cantaloupe

more granola bars

Dinner

whole wheat spaghetti

quick homemade spaghetti sauce

water

 

Day 3

Breakfast

Banana Oat muffins

milk

Snack

Fresh fruits

Lunch

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches

cheese sticks

milk

Snack

banana oat muffins (the kids love them so they beg for them all day)

Dinner

Leftover night (everyone ate bits and pieces of the meals we’ve had for last couple of days)

New Day 2

Breakfast

French toast (using leftover bread from last 2-3 days)

Homemade syrup

Milk

Snack

granola bars

Lunch

leftover pasta

baby carrots

chocolate milk

Dinner

Brown rice meatloaf

mashed potatoes

steamed veggies

chocolate milk

New Day 1

Breakfast

Granola Bars

Apple juice

Lunch

banana and strawberry slices

peanut butter and honey sandwiches

mozzarella cheese sticks

water

Snack

baby carrots

herb dip

Dinner

The kids had their leftovers from last night and they actually ate 🙂

Dessert

Blue Bunny All natural vanilla Ice-cream with homemade chocolate syrup

Day 2

Breakfast

Oatmeal with homemade syrup and bananas

Orange juice

Snack

Dannon Plain Yogurt with peaches and sugar (Kroger canned peaches also had corn syrup)

Mozzerella Cheese stick

Grapes

Triscuits

Lunch

Peanut butter (Jiff all natural) and honey sandwiches

Organic nectarines

Milk

Snack

Homemade granola bars

Blue Bunny Natural Vanilla Ice-cream

Dinner (the kids didn’t actually eat any)

Whole wheat pasta with a creamy cheese sauce, chicken and broccoli

*Then we went to McDonalds to let the kids play and they had some of their Wild Berry Smoothie which is not all natural/ chemical free so tomorrow may be our new day one.

Day 1

Breakfast

Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

Homemade syrup

Milk

Snack

Dannon plain yogurt with strawberries, bananas, and sugar

Lunch

Grilled cheese sandwiches (homemade multigrain bread with Tillamook white cheddar cheese)

Grape juice

Snack

Mozzarella Cheese stick

Kirkland Organic tortilla chips

Dinner (which they didn’t eat )

Pot Roast- Beef Roast, red potatoes, baby carrots, onions, celery, garlic salt, and pepper

milk