It’s been two and a half days since starting the eat local challenge, and I’m beginning to get stumped.
I have a farmer that I reserved some chickens with that hasn’t called me back yet. I don’t want to eat beef everyday (of which I have a good source for) and we’ve eaten our last local fish.
The peaches I bought at the farmers market taste gross – pretty sure they picked them much to soon!
And Todd wants snacks, a.k.a. chips.
We’ve been eating quite well, most meals consisting of 90% or more of local foods, and I love how fresh everything has tasted.
breakfast – scrambled eggs, one of our last oranges, and unsweetened coffee with fresh cream
lunch – hardboiled eggs (we ate at the park) and garden cucumbers
dinner – local beef, farmers market sweet corn and potatoes, and garden broccoli
breakfast – same as day one……..by request of my kids
lunch – hardboiled eggs, cherries, and cucumbers (at the lake)
dinner – fried local fish, farmers market green beans, and veggie rice with garden veggies
breakfast – farmers market baked potato and peach, leftover roast venison (from our freezer)
lunch – “leftover lunch” roast venison, veggie rice, garden cucumber, hardboiled egg
I know I need to pull out some meal ideas from our grain free days, maybe make some soup for dinner tonight. And I do have a few ingredients left in my pantry to use, but I did not stock up before beginning this challenge. Not to say that I won’t buy any pantry essentials, but I’d like to keep them to a minimum if possible.
I’d love your advice in two areas!
1. What snacks do you regularly prepare? We did popcorn last night, but I don’t have much left and would rather not have to make it each night. I may also find some Michigan made chips for Todd, lest he go nuts. Plus once my tomatoes start ripening in the next week or so we’ll want to start eating chips and salsa while I can make it nice and fresh!
2. I also need some recipes and meal ideas! What are you eating right now? I’m finding that it’s hard to meal plan because I don’t know exactly what I’ll be able to find at the market.
I definitely feel like I’m learning about food all over again.
If you’re on Instagram or twitter, use the hashtag #eatlocal to show us what you’re eating! Below are the pictures I’ve taken so far this week with that hashtag. (hold your mouse over them to bring up the titles)
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