We are back! Happy New Year everyone!
We are starting the new calendar year off with a bang at the Dallas Farmers Market! As the days get longer and you are recuperating from the holiday mayem, come on down and get some fresh muffins and macaroons! As always our trusty nut mixes will also be available.
GRAIN FREE EATING REBOOT
If you are looking to clean up your eating habits this year it is easy. Just keep it simple. My brother and husband have an approach that helps him during the day at the office, and at home we do something similar. Get a bunch ready in advance to help avoid temptation.
As I mentioned before, being prepared is critical when following a grain free diet, since so many convenience foods are heavy on grains. Prepare all your lunches for the week at the office on the weekend, storing them in what you will take with you. Don’t give yourself the excuse of not having time in the morning. Grab those lunch sized storage containers and fill them up with protein, vegetables and fruits, waiting for you to take them along during the week. Check out my food blog for great grain free recipes.
At home we stuffed our crisper drawers with fresh salad vegetables and prepare batches of soup, chicken and pork roasts. Whether making an egg scramble, or green salad topped with chopped meats, we are ready to eat well and have fewer excuses to go out. Also take advantage of winter vegetables to add variety, including apples, squashes and some year round vegetables we are spoiled with here in our mild Texas winters (trust me, they are mild), like cauliflower, broccoli and leafy greens.
When we do find excuses to go out to eat we do our research. Find a place nearby that has a flexible menu and will substitute grains and starches for other sides. They are easier to find than you think, and include quick service restaurants. Places with salad bars are easy “yesses” and others with a variety of side dishes and flexible “make your own” selections will work well. Places like Whataburger, Boston Market, Panera, Taco Cabana and Chik-fil-A have special allergen menus you can review that help you order in an educated manner. They work with you on special orders and also have existing grain free options on their menus.
I hope your new year is starting off on a positive note, and look forward to seeing you at the Dallas Farmers Market!
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8am-5pm: Dallas Farmers Market. It will be our first session at the market. We will have our standard nut mixes, macaroons and muffins, including a new orange ginger muffin! Excited about seeing you there!
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 10am-5pm: Dallas Farmers Market. Our second day at the market! Our muffins will again be available and ready for your Sunday brunch! Also look for our Power Buns for your weekday meals and nuts for afternoon snacks. Be ready for the week to keep your eating healthy!
If you come by my booth and tell me this week’s discount code you will get $1 off any purchase of $15 or more! The code for this week is JANUARY REBOOT!
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