Sitting down with a tasty, cool beverage is relaxing and social (in our society). My kids love it. But they’re kids and they’re marketed to 24/7, so those cool looking containers catch their eye and their mind. We all love eye candy – it’s not their fault. Consumers in the making. So I work hard to deflect and educate them.
We did away with all soda in the house years ago, but I still purchase carbonated juices, which they love. They need to throw something in their lunch that refuels them during a compact school day. They rarely order soda in restaurants. Not sure what they do when I’m not there, but it’s ultimately their body, and I’m just the moderator… for now.
I have a nifty little one glass juicer, and I’ve been purchasing those big, pink grapefruits from Texas – thank you Texas! They make the most wonderful fresh grapefruit juice.
And one of my favorite scrambled breakfasts is eggs florentine.
- 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese (SCDers need to sub salted dripped yogurt, or other SCD-legal cheese; Parmesan works well also)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup of chopped spinach (fresh or frozen; kale works well too)
- some olive oil or butter
- pinch of salt
- If you have frozen spinach, place some butter or oil in a frying pan, set the heat to low, and warm up the spinach in the frying pan for about 5 minutes.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and whisk until the eggs and other ingredients are well combined.
- Set the frying pan to a medium heat, and when warmed up, add the liquid mixture to the pan.
- Move eggs around with a wooden spoon or spatula until they are sufficiently scrambled and cooked to your liking.
- Enjoy with some fresh squeezed juice!