Can I be honest?
I’m in that place that every mom has been.
Unfortunately, it’s not a good place.
It’s the one where you feel like a complete failure.
Where there are no immediate or good answers to my kids’ issues. (Yes, kids plural…as in both of them have stuff at the moment.)
My daughter is dealing with anxiety. And my son, well, could be a whole combo of things but guessing it’s a bit of anxiety combined with a food intolerance of some sort. Tummy issues for short.
I sometimes wonder what moms without a flexible schedule do about these things.
Should I force him into the carpool in the morning? Like literally carry him to the car, throw him in and shut the door? Cuz that is what it would have taken today.
I know what the doctor would suggest…and frankly, i’m not interested. Not yet anyway.
So, I search for ideas. For non-prescription med ways to help them deal.
So that I don’t have to drop off my kid late again. And get that look from the powers that be. And stand in the front hallway negotiating with an 11 year old about how we can all do hard things. And send him off with tears in his eyes. And pray he doesn’t run out the door after me like last time.
Anyway, I’m just keepin’ it real as they say.
And hopefully, if/when you have one of these days or weeks, you’ll know you aren’t alone.
Us moms need to have each others’ backs.
Because some days it’s just not easy.
Of course, I’m hoping to make your meal planning a lot easier this week with some amazing recipes. So let’s get to it, shall we?!
All of the recipes I include in the roundup must check these boxes…
30 minutes or less OR can be made in the crockpot for ultimate ease. They will be completely doable on the weeknights!
You’ll likely have most of the ingredients on hand with only a few that need to be purchased.
And of course…
I will include a mix of recipes so those of you that are vegetarian/vegan will be able to find something as well as those that include meat in their diet. Either way, low-glycemic (little to no sugar) is the goal!
Alright, on to the Weekly Roundup!
To make this low-glycemic and easier to digest, skip the bun. OR, scroll down for a perfect bun recipe that won’t send your blood sugar skyrocketing.
Add in a side salad or some cauliflower rice (like ⬇︎) and you’ve got a tasty and satisfying meal.
Or here’s an idea…serve with a side of soup. Cue the next recipe.;)
Black beans are full of the good stuff…protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, and high levels of antioxidants!
Use these for your fish sandwich, a burger, a grilled cheese or for your avocado toast. I will make this recipe over and over again.
You can find psyllium husk powder at your local Whole Foods or co-op, typically in the supplement section.
PREVENTIONISTA’S TIP: Always use the highest quality ingredients. This includes:
- organic, as much as possible
- wild-caught fish and seafood
- free-range, organic eggs and poultry
- grass-fed beef
Now, go forth and take charge in your kitchen.
And if you like this weekly roundup, share it with a friend.
Have a great week!