I mentioned last week that my chiropractorrequested wants me to hit the reset button on my body. To hit reset, I would need to eat grain free (no wheat, gluten, rice or any other whole grain) and sugar free (no processed, refined sugars, honey, certain natural sugar veggies & fruits). So naturally, I have been procrastinating. I did this diet back in May of 2013 and really did feel great. I was able to shed those pesky 7 pounds that just like to stick and follow you all the days of your life. At one point I weighed what I did on my wedding day! So even though I know all of this to be true (and those pesky 7 pounds hunted me down and found me again), I still have the hardest time getting started. This diet takes planning. The goal is to avoid eating processed and eating out which means eating (& cooking) more at home. And of course, the week I began my diet I had to travel into work two days which makes things a little more complicated. With all of that said, here is what we ate this week for dinner. For breakfast, I ate scrambled eggs (sometimes chop up an avocado on top) and fruit. I sometimes ate bacon although technically I'm supposed to avoid pork. And lunch included salads with either no dressing or just olive oil, apples with almond butter, or chicken salad. For the chicken salad, I used leftover Organic shredded chicken combined with cranberries, onion, celery, almonds and some Earth Balance mayo. Serve it over a bed of lettuce. Delish.
Monday: We ate chili lime chicken burgers. I did not make these from scratch but rather purchased in the frozen section of Trader Joe's. I made some guacamole to go on top. I ate mine without a bun but the rest of the family had gluten free hamburger buns. We had cucumbers and strawberries as sides. I found this recipe that I'd like to use next time.
Tuesday: Grilled chicken with steamed broccoli and berries.
Wednesday: Taco Salad (I did not have corn, but added it for the rest of the family)
Thursday: Chicken with green beans & berries (gonna use the leftover chicken to make more chicken salad which we could eat cold or heat up in the oven as a casserole)
Friday: We ate at Chicken and the Egg in Marietta. I ate steak, salad and a few roasted potatoes (technically, I'm supposed to avoid potatoes).
Saturday: Leftover Clean Eating Taco Salad
I baked these Peanut Butter No Flour Muffins for the kids to eat this week. Only 5 ingredients! They are a big hit around here! Little is a picky eater and she could eat the whole batch if I let her.
This weekend, I want to bake Apple Cinnamon Muffins with coconut flour and chicken salad for our upcoming week. The more I prep, the more successful I am! I also want to make these no bake energy balls for the kids and hubby. They devour them! I snacked on lots of raw almonds to try to wean myself off of my beloved blue tortilla chips.
Feel free to share and advice or links to recipes to try!