We do the majority of our grocery shopping at the Health Food Center off of I-240 in SW OKC or Dodsons in Norman, but regular grocery stores are trying to carry more & more organic items!
We didn't get into "organic" all at once, it has been a slow process of learning & tightening our budget. Like a wonderful friend told me, "we buy second hand clothes at amazingly low prices so that we can afford to feed our bodies life-giving food!"
I'm slowly going to be adding recipes to this list, so be sure to come back from time to time.
Our family has some dietary sensitivities, so in place of rice, we use quinoa; one of our daughters cannot have cow milk, so her portions are altered w/ coconut milk. There is a honey allergy in our home, so we substitute w/ maple syrup a lot. (But I can have honey and I LOVE raw honey in place of sugar most of the time!)
Main Staples -
Whole Wheat Bread We bake 4 loaves every 2 weeks. We use it for breakfast and certain sandwiches.
Yogurt- we use Raw Milk from Stewart Dairy Farm
I like to add homemade granola & raw honey to my yogurt for an extra tasty dessert!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies - we omit the baking soda and they still rise :)
Paleo Brownies - these are AMAZING, but expensive so it's a once a month treat
Chocolate Chip Cookies - we replace the granulated sugar w/coconut sugar (yes, that's a thing and yes, it's delicious in baking recipes!) again, if possible, use organic ingredients - it is a HUGE difference in texture and overall taste
Egg In A Hole
Almond Flour Zucchini Bread - can be put in muffin pan & bake for 20 minutes
Granola/Granola Bars - we like to leave it crumbly instead of forming the actual bar, then it can be used as garnish in several different treats
No-cook Refrigerator Oatmeal - great ideas here. I like to use milk kefir instead of regular milk. One of my girls uses coconut milk in place of regular milk.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Creamy Chicken Quinoa & Broccoli Casserole
Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup
Crock Pot Tomato Soup or if you're in a pinch
Flourless Pizza for sensitive tummies and then I HIGHLY recommend the pizza crust recipe on the Hodgson Mills Whole Wheat flour bag (can be found at any regular grocery store). Except, after you have your crust on the pizza pan, bake it for 10 minutes BEFORE placing toppings on it, and then bake it again for 7 minutes to warm your toppings.
Grassfed Beef Burgers - except, we preheat the oven @ 350*, place on a large baking sheet lined w/ foil and cook for 30 minutes. Serve w/ organic fries & ketchup or chips.
Grilled Veggie Burritos - we substitue quinoa in place of the rice
Easy Tortellini Bake - we add about 4 baked & diced chicken breasts to this and bake in a 9x13 pan
Panini Sandwiches - anything goes really! Serve w/ chips & baby carrots for a quick meal.
Slow Cooker Mexican Dinner - again, quinoa instead of rice
Veggie Fried Quinoa - I think this may be one of our favorite recipes, but there's a few changes you need to make: Just use 2 cups of cooked quinoa & use 4 eggs instead. It feeds our family of 8. For a real treat, add sautéed chicken. I dare you!
This is my friend Hayley Bobay's Chili recipe and my family's favorite since we don't like "spicy" much:
2 lb grass-fed ground beef or turkey, browned & strained
In pot, combine beef/turkey, 2-3 cans tomato paste, 1 can corn (drained), 1 can black beans (drained)
Add water till consistency you like (I prefer mine thick & chunky), Add 1 pkt taco seasoning , 1 pkt ranch seasoning. Add honey till the sweetness slightly comes through. If it gets too sweet, add a little more taco seasoning & ranch seasoning. (And yes, you can find organic taco & ranch seasoning in the little packets at health food centers!)