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POOP in 15 – Food, day 1

What is POOP in 15?  It is a series for people who want more order in their lives, but don’t have a lot of time to devote to doing it.

Purpose
Organization
Order
Peace

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Today, your task is simple.  Plan a meal for this week (or next, if you’ve already done your weekly shopping) that follows the rules from the great book “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan:

1) Eat Food
2) Not too much
3) Mostly plants

It seems silly that “eat food” would be on there, because don’t we all eat food every day?  Not necessarily depending if you consume a lot of processed food.  That stuff isn’t whole, real, or good for you.  Processed food is food “by products”.  For eating “food”, you probably need to make it yourself.  Sorry about that!

Not too much.  Figure out a meal that will provide you with enough protein to feel full, without having to stuff your face.

Mostly plants.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need to go in-depth to that one!

Picture your dinner plate.  Now mentally fill half of that plate with veggies, one-fourth with a protein, and one-fourth with something else nutritious.

Need a few suggestions for some dishes?  Many of these are grilled, but can be made in the oven or on a stove top grill pan (I have this one and love it).

Veggies (summer is such a delicious time to get a fill of your veg!)
Grilled veggies (we now slice them in to circles and grill them with other seasonal veg in a grill pan)
Grilled feta stuffed tomatoes
Caprese salad – take advantage of all the great summer produce, and slice some tomatoes with basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a bit of mozzarella

Protein
Sesame peanut Satay Skewers
Roasted chicken
Egg Cups
Chicken Salad (serve in a halved avocado to combine protein and good fat)
Salmon Cakes
Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Dishes that combine veg and protein together
10 Minute Shrimp Tostadas
ASS (Awesome Sarah’s Soup)
Zesty Quinoa (dial up the veg for a complete meal)

Happy planning; writing this post made me hungry!

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