It’s not about the bunny, or the food or the treats. It is about Jesus Christ and your salvation. That doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate my salvation with yummy food! I have never made an Easter dinner before. I have always wanted too, but with my husband who does not attend church and sees it nothing more than baskets, bunnies & chocolate I never put an effort in making a celebration meal. This year is different. I want to celebrate Easter! I was to celebrate my salvation, the many blessings in my life and enjoy the day with my family after a morning of church, praises, and egg hunts.
Our Easter Menu
Every week I have certain staples in my house that need to be cooked. My list has grown over the years I have followed the Specific Carbohydrate diet. The list is even longer now that I want my daughter to eat closer to the SCD than the SAD diet. I am trying to push her to a more whole foods diet. Luckily my husband and daughter do not have any gut or health issues that we are aware of so I do not see a need for them to follow the SCD strictly. I do believe they should at least be eating a whole foods diet.
- Pancakes for breakfast throughout the week
- SCD yogurt
- muffins, both grain free & whole foods
- For the grain free muffins I enjoy the muffin recipe from the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book because it is so versatile and you can make changes easily
- granola bars (for husband and daughter)
- One pot of soup for lunches or quick dinners (I freeze in portioned sizes, and I also use my crock pot so I don’t have to watch it)
- SCD legal bread
- Lois Langs Luscious Bread from the Breaking the Vicious Cycle book.
- Homemade bread for the rest of the family.
- They do not like my SCD bread.
- I use my beloved rotisserie cooker every week and make a whole chicken for dinner and use it to make other meals or have chicken salad for lunches
- I hard boil about 10 eggs a week for snacks, quick breakfast, and lunches
- Soak beans
In addition to this list I also prep a lot of my meals. I like to chop my veggies ahead of time instead of rushing at dinner time. If I am making pizza that week I will make the dough ahead of time and throw it in the freezer. We do not always go through our weekly pot of soup so we end up with a stash of soup for quick meals.
- Lunch – Hardboiled egg, banana muffin, strawberries & blueberries, cheese rolls, broccoli with honey mustard
- Dinner – Rotisserie chicken, roasted mixed veggies. (one of my favorite investments for the Secific Carbohydrate Diet has been a rotisserie cooker I found at the Good Will for $25. It makes the most delicious chicken. Moist and perfectly done.)
- Lunch – Chicken Salad, Slice of Karianne’s Bread, steamed carrots, applesauce, cheese blocks
- Dinner – Against all Grain’s Greek meatballs with Tszaki sauce using SCD yogurt with broccoli salad
- Lunch — Cold grilled cheese, dilly green beans, pine apple chunks, SCD yogurt
- Dinner – Taco Pie using leftover rotisserie chicken with cauliflower rice
- Lunch – Lettuce cheeseburger, green peppers, strawberries, banana muffins
- Dinner – Leftovers
- Lunch – Pizza using Karianne’s Bread, olives, SCD yogurt, carrots, applesauce
- Dinner – Made Up Turkey Helper (Ground Turkey, salt, pepper, kale, carrots, onions)
- Lunch – Leftover Turkey Helper
- Dinner – Leftovers
- Lunch – Egg salad, cucumber pickles, olives
- Dinner – Pancake Dinners, Bacon, fresh fruit
I will try to get some pictures of my dinners & lunches this week.