Remember how I was talking about Mia's being crazy lately? Yesterday she was about to explode. She did not take an afternoon nap--and that honestly rarely happens--and she had a 4:30 Kindermusik class to attend so I was hoping she'd be good and not have any outbursts. We survived through class, but once at home, she was acting quite out of sorts. Dinner was rough so she went straight to her bath, and then straight to bed. At 7:26pm (mind you, this is the day after daylight savings too!) she was asleep in bed, and slept until 9:15 this morning! She did wake up a few times last night but went back to sleep quickly. I only wish I had gotten that much sleep!
She was quite a different child today. Funny how diet, sleep, and good playtime outside can make such a difference.
And back to food...my friends have been sharing this recipe for flourless chocolate chip cookies. We made them last night and they were quite tasty, so you should check it out:
|Food Lovers' Primal Palate: Chocolate Chip Cookies|
And for those who are interested in relatively new food habits of mine, here's how I'm trying to eat 85% of the time:
a no/low-grain, no processed food, unpasteurized dairy, eggs, clean meats diet with fresh fruits & vegetables, and fermented foods (like yogurt, kefir, etc.) for probiotic boosting benefits. I've even been downing cups of homemade chicken stock just about everyday, and it's really been soothing to my stomach. Funny how real food can be real(ly) nourishing.
I'm trying to avoid: unnatural sweeteners, grains, high-starchy foods, and even good foods that are hard for my body to break down.
|helping in the kitchen|
You can read more about such diets at websites like:
westonaprice.org (WAPF/Nourishing Traditions)
The end. Go enjoy a cookie and the longer sunny days!