Meals are suggestions and can be eaten on any day in any order!
I have just come back from 12 days in New Zealand and I am lucky enough to be going away again in 2 weeks to Bali for another mini break. I don’t normally jet set this much but we are squeezing in an extra trip before my littlest turns 2 and we have to start paying full fare! So whilst I was in New Zealand I over indulged as I do on holidays, and I know I will do the same in Bali. I must say I love it! I love just chilling out with everything, my food included. I still exercise and move my body and I am conscious of what I am eating but I certainly relax with everything and consume a little too much wine, if I am honest :).
As I only have a week and a bit before I leave again I want to give my body a boost and pump it full of as many nutrients as I can over this next week. I want to give it a break from certain foods and over digesting and give it some extra love and fuel. I am calling this my Nourishment Week, I normally eat 80:20 sometimes 90:10 depending on what I am working on. And I don’t believe we need to be perfect all the time, however when I have overindulged I always try to give back to my body a little. Some people may call this a detox but I prefer to use the word Nourishment so it doesn’t feel like I am depriving myself of anything, I am doing the opposite, I am filling up my reserves.
Nourishment Week is about pumping up the nutrients and really giving your body some extra nutrition to help it function at its best! It will kick off Monday and end Sunday and my hope is that you get some inspiration and ideas of meals and “add in’s” that you can KEEP in your diet even when you stop Nourishment Week. If it is too much for you to do the whole week, no worries, maybe you will just follow a couple of the meals or keep the information for a later date. It is flexible and you work with what you can. You may also decide that you can do Nourishment week for longer than a week, maybe 2 or 3 and that is completely safe too.
For this one week (I would normally do between 1 & 4 weeks but I only have time for 1) I am not 80:20 I am 100%. I like to pump up the nutrients whenever I can but this week I am paying particularly strict attention to each meal to g
et the most out of it and adding in whatever I can to improve the nutrition. I am also removing a few things that I know my body could do with a break from. You may find you just get a couple of hints and tips out of it that you can then implement into your normal diet everyday to pump up the nutrients all the time and that would be amazing as we
Please Note/ The below meal plan is a suggested only for healthy individuals, it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, children or people in altered health states.
Hints & Tips
- Think colour and rainbow at most meals
- Lunches are rainbow salad bowls with leftovers or green smoothies
- Golden Milk, fermented vege & Kombucha should be consumed daily
- If you can’t go without bread buy sprouted breads or Paleo bread
- Drink plenty of water 2L minimum (herbal teas and warm water can be included)
- Soup can be prepped on weekend and frozen or kept in the fridge
- Roast an organic/free range chicken drumsticks or slow cook and use extra meat for lunch salads
- I don’t recommend to much snacking try to stick with 3 meals per day if possible and stop eating by 7pm at the latest.
- Drink plenty of varied herbal teas and enjoy a GOLDEN MILK every night for Nourishment!
- Include plenty of nuts seeds, tahini & good quality cold pressed oils.
- Nut butter is similar to peanut butter but made with other nuts such as almonds & cashews. ABC spread is sold at Coles and Woolies it contains Almonds, Brazil Nuts & Cashews.
- On Saturday or Sunday ensure you have done the grocery shopping for first half of the week at least.
Weekend Prep if Short on Time
- Prep roast vegetables – carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, parsnip, beetroot or whatever you want to use. Roast in EVOO, coconut oil & sprinkle with herbs.
- Bone Broth (see recipes) or buy a good quality one from health food shop, use this for soup bases.
- Vegetarian Chili can be prepped on weekend and frozen just add extra vegetables such as zucchini noodles or greens to serve
- Cut up all vegetables that can be stored pre-cut; e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, store in containers or freezer bags then can simple add to stir fries or salads etc..
- Google Mason Jar salads and see if these are an option for you.
- Cook soaked chickpeas and beans for first few days, they will last 2-3days cooked in the fridge
Recipes and Shopping List coming! x