Hi all!

Welcome to Love You to the Spoon and Back! I’m Jordan- I’m 19, a college student, and in recovery from an eating disorder. I recently discharged from a residential treatment center, and am living at home while going to day treatment. My mom is #1 and the best cook I know, and together, we’re going to blog about the reality of recovery- the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and everything in between. We’re also going to post recipes of meals that are well-balanced and dietitian approved! That being said, we’re not professionals, so if you are also in recovery, please tweak to fit your own needs!

Tonight’s dinner was a twist on chicken primavera. I used Trader Joe’s feta spinach chicken sausage, broccoli, spinach, and bowtie pasta! Ingredients used:

  • 4 chicken sausages
  • 1 box bowtie pasta
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1 bag spinach (3 cups or so)
  • Olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste

This was super easy + quick! All we did was cook the sausage in a pan until brown, steam the broccoli and spinach, cook the pasta, then combine! After, we drizzled with olive oil (probably 5-6 tablespoons, but up to your taste preferences!) and added parmesan cheese (again, up to you, we used about 3/4 cup). Salt and pepper to taste and voila!!!! If you’re at the point of recovery like me where you’re following a meal plan, this most likely hits it all- starch, protein, fat, vegetable, and dairy! It made enough for at least 4 meals, so we ate some, and then put in the fridge for tomorrow night’s dinner.

I hope everyone has a great week coming up! -Jordan

From Julie:

Acceptance.  The only way to deal with your child’s eating disorder.  To fight is useless. Go with it.  Be there.  Listen. Hope she talks. And listen.  Someone once told me God gives us two ears, one mouth- listen more than you talk.  I believe that. It makes sense. Listen to the words and all the space in between.  I became an observer and I hope that helps me support her in a non-judgmental way.

Our blog is about healing- minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day and week by week….it is about a process.  The process of discovery feelings that are deeply buried, the process of finding happiness and shutting down the critical voices in our heads.  It is about finding peace and loving each other to the spoon and back.

 

 

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