Sometimes we need a little reminder about the goodness of simple foods. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. I think we get bombarded with recipes and food knowledge and the formula for the perfect green smoothie with 10 different vegetables in it that we forget that it is OKAY to make a quesadilla and a lovely side salad and a call it a day.
Oh yeah....tacos, bagels with cream cheese, a great bowl of berries cut up, corn on the cob.
Better to stick with the basics - to plan, shop, and cook at home with old favorites than to subscribe to a gluten free, Paleo, no carb meal plan that so easily becomes too much work.
I know I forget about the basics all the time. I feel pressure to discover new and exciting recipes and to eat healthier. I'm tempted, though rarely, by almond flour. I have to talk myself down, back to the kitchen where it is not a sin to make cornbread.
....unless you have a legitimate medical reason.
The other day I re-discovered an old favorite. Oh yeah I remember - turkey wraps!
We have been eating these for lunch this week, and I think they would make a really great summer dinner - with a side of chips and some cut up fruit.
1 flour tortilla, heated so it rolls up easily
a nice scoop of cream cheese, spread all over the tortilla
loads of lettuce cut up thinly
Roll and enjoy.
What about you? Do you complicate your meal planning by being too ambitious about special diets?