Day 1 is in the books and we survived with minimal complaints from the husband. I’m not gonna lie. Yesterday’s menu was solid despite being in a pinch for time. It also helped that that today is garbage day and we needed to clear some leftovers out of the fridge. Thankfully I have a few days off before I head back into the office which means I have time to prep for the next week. I find the transition of eliminating sugar and grains cold turkey and switching to a food plan like this is to make sure you have plenty of options prepped and ready to go. Planning is key. I’d rather have too many snacks available then to find myself hungry and scrambling to find a healthy food source. That to me is a recipe for failure. A few hours of prep means that I won’t have a meltdown later. Nobody is pretty when they have a meltdown.
- Paleo Buffalo Chicken Strips (Leftovers- I promise to find this recipe and come back and edit this post because it was amazing)
- Raw Almonds
- Steak Fajitas w/ Red & Green Peppers & Onions
- Bed of Romaine Lettuce hearts
- Homemade Guacamole**
I know I’m about to toot my own horn, but the guac today was incredible. I felt like I was back in Mexico, minus the beach, warm sun and ice cold margarita….
- 2 Ripe Avocados, mashed
- 3 Drops of You Living Lime Essential Oil (this stuff is the bomb- tastes great and the guac stays green!)
- Garlic Powder
- 1 heaping scoop of pico de gallo
Before turning in for the night, I prepped everything in a blender cup so Jon could just wake up and blend a fresh spinach & berry protein smoothie for breakfast. He’s also got a lunch bag filled with tuna, hard boiled eggs, granny smith apple, carrots, guac, raw seeds & nuts, olives and a paleo bacon brownie bite**… If I haven’t locked up wife of the year already for 2015, I must be doing something wrong. 😉
I don’t personally know George who runs Civilized Caveman Cooking… but he rocks. His recipes are just enough to get you through a craving so you don’t trash your diet. If you haven’t checked him out, do it. If I ever meet him, he’s getting a big hug from me. These Bacon Brownie Bites of his are my favs.