Let food be thy medicine

It’s all about organic green leafy’s, rainbow coloured veggies, healthy fats, good quality sources of protein & complex carb’s! Friday’s we stock up at Petty’s Orchard in Templestowe (amazing place with amazing people!) then come home unload, wash and chop the veg, continue on with the IAHP program (masking, reading program, tactile, auditory, incline) and in between cook up Chiara’s meals. It takes hours of preparation, literally! Each vegetable is steamed separately, then cook up the protein source (either meat or vego) and finally weigh each item into a meal portion. We do this for every single meal including her snacks in between the main meals, then upload all the info into the ‘mothership’ spreadsheet! There is no salt, sugar, gluten or dairy in her diet and I think she is thriving! This lil’ gully kitchen sure is getting a work out and as a result we are all becoming a lot more healthier than ever before…

– #find the hidden blessings xx

Balanced Meals:

  • Vegetables:
  • a green leafy vegetable i.e. collard greens, kale, swiss chard
  • a green example: broccoli, green peas, asparagus
  • at least one other colour i.e: yellow squash, red beets, carrots, eggplant
  • Animal Protein: beef, chicken, turkey, fish
  • Plant Protein: nuts, seeds, beans, lentils & certain whole grains like buckwheat, quinoa, millet, amaranth
  • Complex Carbohydrates: lentils, brown & wild rice, beans, chickpeas & whole grains
  • Simple Carbohydrates: root vegetables & potatoes
  • Fats: cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, almonds & seeds (and their butters and milks)
  • Snacks: fruis berries, apple etc


    • Thank you Mandy – love that you are following the journey with us 🙂 Ah life, who knew what was installed for us back on the school playground at St Dom’s! Have an awesome Christmas with your boys – Noosa looks fun! xx

  1. Seeing how much effort you have put in for Chiara really touched my heart. I have so much to learn from you! Merry Christmas to you all!

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