The title of this post is a little misleading, because in my experience, a healing diet and lifestyle doesn’t usually follow a “typical” course. Each new week comes with its new hurdles, new food reactions, new questions, and new triumphs. But after doing this for a while, I’ve fallen into a pattern of food prep that makes being on a healing diet simpler.
Lately, I’ve figured out a good routine that involves making two dishes on the weekend, which will serve as my breakfasts and lunches for the entire week. Yes. I eat the same thing every day for five days in a row. As someone who cooks for myself and works a full time job, that’s what works for me. Each evening meal is usually baked fish with a roasted vegetable.
I make this all the time for breakfasts and lunches. Two pounds of grass-fed ground beef plus what ever kind of spices and vegetables I feel like adding. I use this to get my sulfurous veggies in – broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts are the usual suspects. I add garlic, ginger, and turmeric. This is where I might hide some liver to get my dose of organ meats.
Chicken soup has become a regular feature this winter. I make it with homemade bone broth and add whatever veggies and herbs sound good. I will eat this for any meal. Always with a side of greens!
I have gotten to the point where I can digest raw vegetables again. Lately my go-to lunch is a cabbage-based salad with broccoli slaw, green onion, cilantro, and a generous pour each of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and coconut aminos. So simple, and so good. I wash and mix up the vegetables and herbs at the beginning of the week and add my protein and dressing in the morning before work.
Blurry picture of nori, roasted carrot fries and fennel, spinach, and my salmon cakes.
Tilapia with a drizzle of olive oil and roasted cabbage.
Finding into this routine took me months of practice. It took a while to figure out how much food I really needed each week and when I should do my cooking. I also eat a piece of fruit every day, usually an orange with lunch. I am newly working on incorporating more starch – like yucca, taro root, and plantain – into my diet since I’ve started working out again (yay!).
What does your typical week on a healing diet look like?