Monday, June 8, 2020

Keeping My Favorites While Eating Healthy

Finishing up Day 2 and still feeling pretty good about the plan. Albeit, I felt a little bit more snacky this afternoon...probably out of sheer boredom. I haven't noticed much of a difference in how I feel from a physical perspective, but I'm sure that's going to take more than 2 days.  Let me preface the rest of this by saying I won't be sharing what I'm eating every single day, but I think it's important to share the framework both for myself and for those that might read this behind my experience. From here out, I'll share good recipes, brands and ideas. Just maybe not a full rundown of everything I've consumed every day.

I started off the day with some puffed rice cereal in almond milk sweetened with maple syrup. Along with that, I had a cup of coffee but used 3 tablespoons of Nut Pods instead of just one. It was much better and I think I found a new way to take my coffee! This is likely going to be what I'll be doing most mornings and add a smoothie or some fruit.

Considering it was a Sunday, we usually do takeout since I'm pretty zapped by the time service is over (if you don't already know, my husband and I pastor a church). So I decided on a burrito bowl from Chipotle. We had it delivered and I did my usual steak, rice, salsa, and fajita veggies, but without cheese and sour cream. It hit the spot! I'm also happy to see there are a lot of places that offer gluten-free options.

I snacked on another brand of cassava chips in the afternoon. These were more like potatoes chips seasoned with jalapeno seasoning. Considering these are low-glycemic, they are far better than actual potato chips from a health standpoint and pretty comparable by a taste standpoint.

I made a Tuscan Chicken recipe I found on Pinterest and excluded the white wine and swapped butter for ghee. I served it over brown rice fettuccine which was WAY better than I thought it would be. I'll probably revisit this recipe again.

I also put together a few Frozen Hot Chocolate Bars by blending 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and a splash of vanilla extract. I froze them in a mold. They turned out so good and I'm sure these will be a regular cold treat on the hot summer days.

I then had a couple more of my chocolate chunk cookies and some of the cassava cheese squares to finish my snacking for the night. Again I felt pretty satisfied and don't feel like I'm really missing anything. I'm still coming in good with my calorie intake, so I'm feeling encouraged that eating this way will give me a bit more freedom from the calculator. And, if I'm having Chipotle, cookies and ice cream at some point in this process, I'm pretty happy about it.

What are food items you would need to find healthier versions of?

1 comment:

  1. Gah, I wish we had a Chipotle near us!! My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures!