As I posted before, I did step on the scale to see if there has been any weight loss progress. I can definitely feel the detox effect getting the crap/processed stuff out to eating how GOD intended for us to eat; whole foods. My energy level was great to get through a Power HIIT workout and I was only slightly tired around 3PM. But, the rainy weather could have put me in that mood. I’m thinking about ditching coffee. But maybe after I finish this jar of wonderful coconut creamer I have. I just love it! LOL
Regardless, I got the kids out of the house and to the Dam Neck Farmer’s Market. I got some huge zucchini and even chayote squash. I intend to make some Paleo Filipino Tinola, possibly tonight! I just need to locate Whole9 approved chicken broth. What I have here at the house contains “yeast extract” and “natural flavorings”. If I’m going to do this right, I need to do this right. No compromises.
Back to what I was saying about Day 4. I did have a minor visit from the Sugar Demon/Beast/Dragon- and I caved.. oh yes, I caved and ate about 6 dates. Yes, dates are Whole9 approved, but not this many! I even cooked them into my marinara sauce for sweetness. What I was actually missing from my day’s eating was the good fats. I hadn’t had a single avocado all day or with dinner. Nor did I cook with any good fats (olive oil, coconut oil) for our meals. The FAT keeps the cravings at bay. Who would have thought??
Breakfast: Faux’t Meal. Lunch: Leftover Tilapia w/Eggplant from the night before. Dinner: Scotch Eggs sans the crunchy outside.
My version is hard boiled eggs wrapped in ground turkey that is seasoned with fennel seeds, garlic powder, italian seasoning, basil, oregano, and parsely. I baked them at 375 for 25 minutes in a cupcake pan. Drained the pan, and cooked them for another 10 minutes. They are delicious! Darren took the one leftover egg to work today. And I think he ate a total of 4 of them since the little guys couldn’t finish their 2. I should have served them with mayo- that would have been the FAT I was missing. But instead just threw on some tabasco sauce.
My spiral slicer arrived yesterday. So I had to go ahead and use it and the zucchini from the farmer’s market to make ZOODLES. No more pasta for me if I can make noodles out of veggies. They are so simple to make too. Spiral slice zucchini into a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Zap in the microwave for 2 minutes. Drain zoodles on pan lined with paper towels. Toss with salt and pepper. Wallah! Zoodles! Darren, Junior, Kayla, and I devoured them. Ethan tried, but eh- he just wasn’t digging them. But the boy doesn’t like spaghetti. So I can’t blame him.
My marinara sauce was a can of plum tomatoes, 1/2 can of tomato paste, 4 dates whirled in the Nutribullet with a splash of water,salt, pepper, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Simple enough, right?
Here’s the end result. Forgive my old Smartphone for taking blurry pictures, please.