Well Day 2 shopping went well at Good Foods Co-op and I managed to stay in budget. The book suggests an all out shopping spree but that is just not my reality. I failed miserably at the work out portion for yesterday. I was suppose to do a moderate duration aerobic work out. Only 20 minutes and it just didn't happen. Day 2 also suggests a screen curfew (saying good bye to you guys) which I did yesterday. Sometimes it is my only free time so that one will continue to be a challenge. I did fair with the eating portion. Probably 80% but my cravings were torture for me.
Day 3 went much better. Well, actually I failed the exercise portion again but my cravings weren't as bad. The book suggests planning a primal celebration dinner for Day 6 or 7. That too is just not my reality. I have three kids I can barely figure out what to feed to I'm certainly not going to try to feed my friends this first week. Maybe me and the hubby will have a celebration meal together. Day 3 also suggests boycotting industrialized food. I really don't think this will be too hard as there aren't any fast foods out there that I truly crave. Today I was suppose to do a full length primal workout. I've decided to move that to tomorrow as I will be home all day with no car. I was also suppose to take a spontaneous play break and given that I have a one year old, there were many of those today.
So maybe your wondering what a typical day of primal food looks like? I thought I'd run down today's menu to give you an idea.
Breakfast: 2 eggs over medium with bacon
Mid morning snack: Veggie surprise - this one I made up as I went. I started by cooking onions in butter and then added broccoli and frozen brussel sprouts. I added water at this point as well. I let that cook for about 8 minutes and then added spinach (cooked another minute), garlic, red pepper (I like it crunchy), tomatoes, kalamato olives, sea salt and a drizzle of vinegar and oil dressing. I let that cook for about 3 minutes and this is what appeared:
The flavors were heavenly! Even the Beaner couldn't stop eating it. Yes, that was a snack, I know looks like a meal but I was hungry!
Lunch: A jar of my moms homemade spaghetti sauce. It is very meaty with little sauce and was like a soup without noodles. Beaner fought me for this one too. We also had melon with lunch.
Snack: Apple slices
Dinner: Grilled chicken, California veggie mix, bacon-walnut-cherry salad, and Paleo pumpkin muffins.
I was a little skeptical about the muffins but they were heavenly. Take a look:
Aren't they beautiful? They truly tasted like pumpkin pie and there is no flour, wheat or other bad carbs in these! Who wants the recipe? Just comment below and I'll add it.
So this is what dinner looked like:
So what do you think? Looks yummy doesn't it?
Tomorrow's focus will be on exercise so let's hope for a warm motivating day!