Helllllooo! How are you all?!
I finally found my way back into the kitchen and I am stoked about it. After 11 weeks of eating whatever the heck I wanted, including loads of chocolate, ice cream, and Christmas goodies, my body was less than thrilled. I was starting to just feel pretty blah. I decided it was time to get back on the clean-eating train.
I’m doing a bit of a “cleanse” where I am removing caffeine, alcohol, dairy, soy, peanuts, processed sugars and gluten for a little while. I plan on sticking to this for at least a few days to give my body a jumpstart, and then I will continue with a much cleaner eating plan versus what I had been eating! I will definitely add soy back in eventually and a little bit of dairy, but I do know that I am somewhat intolerant to cow’s milk so I will continue to moderate my dairy intake.
Here is what I have been eating these last few days!
Egg salad: This time I left out the capers though because I forgot.
Raw “brownies”–I can’t keep my hands off of these.
A lentil salad from the book, “Clean” by Alejandro Jungers. I wrote a bit about the Clean diet back when. It’s full of lentils, veggies, and pineapple. It’s definitely different; not my favorite but not terrible.
Homemade gummy snacks with grape juice, gelatin, and a drop of lemon essential oil. A nice little treat!
Katie’s buffalo chicken quinoa which I made for dinner last night! This was so delicious and so easy to make! I used red quinoa which is why it look different from Katie’s.
I stocked up on veggies and made sure they were cut up and ready to go:
- bell peppers
- romaine lettuce
Mini mini burgers with grass-fed beef from the local co-op.
Cashews to snack on as well as brown rice cakes. I also made sure to buy a bunch of brown rice tortillas.
Almond butter and sunflower seed butter. Not as good as peanut butter but just wanted to give my body a bit of a break from it.
Frozen fruit, frozen spinach and almond milk for smoothies.
We have LOTS of good food around here!
Needless to say our grocery bill was a little high this week but it is SO worth it. I need to get my body back into a clean state. I’m already feeling better after just a short time of eating better. The saying is true, “you are what you eat.”
What are your favorite healthy whole food snacks?
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oh man I love that buffalo chx quinoa too!! YUM! We are back on the clean eating train too – major food prep yesterday .. . we had to run the dishwasher TWICE because I made so many things! My new favorite thing is homemade mayo. OMG amazing!
Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Weekend Update: 1/11/15
I have never thought to add capers to egg salad, but that sounds delish! Also, what recipe do you use for your homemade gummy snacks?
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted…When Clean Eating Becomes Unhealthy
I’m not sure which website I got it from but I think I used 1.5 cups grape juice, 1/4 cup gelatin. I mixed those together over heat on the stove top, removed from heat and added one drop of lemon essential oil. Then I poured them into some cute star molds (you could use mini muffin tins) and let them set in the fridge. This recipe looks great too: http://elanaspantry.com/gummy-bears/
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted…What I Ate Wednesday: January 14, 2015