All recipes are designed to be high in antioxidants and micronutrients and low in inflammatory ingredients. I also strive to balance the macronutrient distribution to optimal amounts. Many of the recipes are designed to build off of each other to decrease the time spent in the kitchen. For example, if you have crock-pot chicken for dinner, you can easily use the carcass to make broth for chicken chili the next night. Also, make sure to see my resource page for some pantry must haves to make meal prep a breeze.
Meal planning can seem daunting but learning the basics of food and nutrition makes the task much easier. Dietary recommendations can be overwhelming and new "health foods" are constantly being pushed. How do you wade through the marketing schemes to find optimal foods for yourself and your family? My "Meal Planning Basics" section will provide you with the information you need to make healthy informed decisions on food. You will learn about optimal micronutrient distribution, the importance of antioxidants and phytonutrients, how to build a diverse thriving microbiome, how to select the healthiest fats and more. If you are the type that likes to understand the rational behind the recommendations, this section is for you!
Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins
Plan your Plate
Feed your Farm
Count Colors not Calories
Eat the Rainbow