Happy Smarch! I mean March!
March is a month that a high school friend of mine calls Smarch…Spring + March = Smarch. It’s a month where spring technically begins but in the Northern parts of the country, it sure doesn’t feel like it.
I’m back from a week of incredible Nutrition Response TestingSM training in Florida, honing my clinical skills…back to an ice storm! Brrr! It was too icy to go out to buy groceries, so I thawed out a beef roast and cooked it up with veggies in my trusty Instant Pot. That pressure cooker saves me so much time!
While I was away, I was able to get breakfast every morning at a lovely natural foods market. I got a delicious vegetable juice followed by a good fat, like raw cheese. I got through my testing and training with a clear head an a lot of energy. The warmer, Florida weather helped too!
I’ve been seeing a lot of social media posts about people doing juice fasts. While juicing is a wonderful way to cleanse, detoxify, and nourish the body, cold weather isn’t the best time to do a long-term juice fast. The body craves warming foods in the cold, winter months and doing juice fasts can aggravate the body more than help. Just wait until the weather warms up past Smarch and then go for it!
A note on this week’s menu: There are a FEW recipes containing bacon in this meal plan. You can feel free to substitute turkey bacon if you don’t eat pork.
Breakfast – Cranberry Orange Smoothie
Lunch – Avocado Chicken Salad
Dinner – Blackened Cod with Spicy Mango Salsa
Breakfast – Strawberry Lemon Green Smoothie
Lunch – Potato and Leek Soup
Breakfast – BLT Crustless Quiche
Dinner – Mom’s Comfort Casserole
Breakfast – Blueberry Pancake Muffins
Dinner – Thai Chicken Stew
Breakfast – Wild Salmon Frittata
Lunch – Paleo Greek Salad
Breakfast – Breakfast Waffle Sandwiches
Lunch – Antipasto Salad
Dinner – Balsamic Chicken Wings
Be nourished. Be happy.