To help you with meal planning, I thought it might be nice to have one list of all the dishes I make for each meal under a tab at the top of the page. So I will start with breakfast, since this is such an important meal to get your system started after you break your fast. Learn to enjoy your breakfast and plan ahead so that your breakfast can be a calm, peaceful meal. How you start your day is so crucial to how your day will go. I like to start my day with quiet time with God and then a home-cooked breakfast with my family. It is a wonderful way to begin the day.
I often combine things for breakfast, such as a few breakfast sausages (nitrate free good quality ones) with some muffins, or a few nuts with some waffles, or a smoothie with pancakes. If you are hungry long before lunch, eat a bigger breakfast.
'Beneficial' Breakfasts: any breakfast that contains fresh yogurt will have beneficial bacteria (if you buy a good quality plain one - such as Stonyfield Farm or Nancy's or White Mountain). It is easy to make your own too - I will do a post on how this summer. Having your gut properly balanced with the good bacteria is very important for good digestion and overall health.
Quick Breakfasts: a quick to fix breakfast is very important for days you need to get out of the house early. Plan ahead so that you don't have to skip breakfast or stop and get fast food.
Soothing Breakfasts: warm cereals and porridges are wonderful, especially in the colder months. These typically settle well in every one's stomach and are filling.
Healthy Sweet or 'Bready' Breakfasts: don't go for the sugar-filled pastries loaded with artificial ingredients from the store, but make your own. This is my specialty and I have created or modified lots of recipes. Think about investing in a grain-mill if you make a lot of 'bready' breakfasts so that you can use better grains freshly ground.
Raw, Cool Breakfasts: often quick breakfasts and definitely spring and summer breakfasts when you are shedding winter weight and stored toxins. Very refreshing when it is hot outside.
Here is a general list of breakfast recipes to help you fill out your meal planner:
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
Dutch Apple Pancake
Jon's Pancake Topping
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Light and Fluffy Waffles
Scottish Oat Muffins
Sweet Potato Biscuits