Traditionally Saturday has always been a bit of a treat day for me when I’m watching what I eat. So I had a few treat type things today but managed to keep it all at whole foods which I feel really good about.
My mood still isn’t the best. I feel pretty normal and my anxiety has been pretty non existant but man my fuse is so short, even with Monkey which isn’t usually the case. I’m not sure what that is all about but I don’t like it. I need to sort that out.
The digestion this morning was back to normal so something yesterday set that in motion (haha). It was either the quinoa + seedy breadrolls or the dried apricots or the additional calories or the dancing before bed. SOMETHING worked. I don’t normally eat more grains than I am now on the restricted calorie intake so maybe one of the other things? Who knows. I shall keep my eye on it. After today I’m sure tomorrow will be fine too. There’s no shortage of food going in.
Total Calories: 1323
Breakfast: I decided to increase my healthy fats today with one of my just ripened organic avocados on ancient grains oat sourdough with a boiled egg on the side. Tada!
Snack: Pre lunch snack of a mandarin.
Lunch: Came across a low carb version of one of my favourite recipes. It is usually a Creamy Chicken and Brown Rice Soup but the rice has been switched out for cauliflower rice. It was soooooo good. The soup is so hearty; full of veg, nutritious and filling. The creaminess is actually provided by almonds you mill at the beginning (I have a Thermomix so milling is easy – you could just use almond meal for the same result).
Snacks: Monkey left some raw macadamia’s around uneaten so I popped them in the oven and toasted them a bit and ate them warm with salt even though I wasn’t the least bit hungry. YUM!
Before getting up to make dinner I also had a cup of herbal tea.
Dinner: Monkey is with his dad tonight and I just couldn’t be bothered making anything too tricky. I had a hankering for bacon and eggs so just went for it. I added some tomato too to round the meal out a bit. YUM!
Dessert: I don’t normally eat dessert so wanted to treat myself with something tonight that didn’t taste healthy even though it was. My go to is always Fruity Dream that you make in the Thermomix. Essentially you mill some sugar (I use 1 tsp coconut sugar and only for tart fruit like the berries I had tonight – with mango and similar I wouldn’t bother), put some frozen fruit in there, chop for 10 secs and it goes into granules, add an egg white and whip for about 30 secs. Ta da! You have what looks and tastes like ice cream.
You could probably do this in a food processor or a powerful blender. It just wouldn’t be as quick as the all powerful Thermie.
I have had a search around for healthy recipes I can make and I am looking at doing a chocolate cake (or mini cakes) made of kidney beans – I kid you not. It sounds weird but there are 434 comments on the recipe that say it is amazing – moist and tasty! Plus I have a raw salted caramel chocolate recipe which is pretty darn good that I might just whip up tomorrow too. None of these recipes contain dairy or refined sugar or even gluten. It’s all coconut oil and almond meal and raw cacao and dates, there’s always dates in this stuff.
You get the picture.
I will post you whatever I make, never fear!
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.