WB Meal Plan - Keepin' It Real

What kinds of things do you base your weekly meal choices on? Cost of food? Convenience and time to prepare? Your family's tastes and preferences? The nutritional value?

I have been convicted lately to really evaluate the meals I am making for my family to see if they contain real ingredients that will encourage health and give our bodies the things it can recognize and use best. I've mentioned before foods that have been heavily processed (usually anything in a box and more than 5 ingredients listed on the back label) are unfamiliar to your body and leads to a system that is truly malnourished.

When we are in the cycle of eating processed foods, our bodies begin to crave those things more than whole, real foods. We crave more of the cookies, more of the chips and more of the sugar-loaded ice cream and soon that's all that "sounds good". In turn, we end up with low energy levels, bad skin, indigestion, poor bowel habits... and so on.

I encourage you to eat real food. Things that are from nature... things our bodies are familiar with and will use properly. We need live enzymes to have proper body functions. Live enzymes are only found in real foods such as fruits, veggies, sprouts, seeds and nuts. Try it for just one week. Nothing out of a box. Look for ingredients you can pronounce and nothing over 5 ingredients on the back.


Tex-Mex Potatoes from Whole Foods Market


Homemade Banana Bread


Taco Salad from 100 Days of Real Food

Cinnamon Applesauce


Ethiopian Sloppy Joes from Family Feasts for $75 a Week

Brown Rice

Fruit Salad


Grilled Salmon with dill, onions and lemons

Fresh green beans

Baked sweet potatoes


The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot from 100 Days of Real Food

Romaine Salad with garden tomatoes, carrot, red onions and sunflower seeds

Mashed potatoes

What one processed food will you give up this week?

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