Howdy, Buckaroos! I’m back in the saddle for Day Two of The Sugar Free Challenge. Hey, that first part rhymed, kinda. I’m a poet and you didn’t even know it. Probably you still don’t, but that’s neither here nor there.
What is here is that I have successfully completed Day Two with no sugar. Here’s how it went down:
Breakfast was not my new (and vastly improved) all-time favorite, but it was delicious nonetheless. I had a veggie and goat cheddar omelet with red grapes, green tea and diluted pomegranate/orange juice.
Don’t ask me why, but I can’t take my vitamins with water first thing in the morning. I have to have juice, but juice is so “carby” that I use just enough to taste and dilute it with water. Very strange since I drink only water throughout the rest of the day.
What veggies are in the omelet? I knew you were wondering. Yellow peppers, scallions, spinach and jalapeno peppers with grape tomato garnish. Nice little kick!
I did my normal “Design-a-Salad” for lunch using whatever was in the fridge and whatever struck me. This one has: mixed greens, grape tomatoes, fresh dill, shredded coconut and chia seeds. I hijacked K’s suggestion and topped it with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt. Seemed like sort of an odd combination, but I went with my gut and it worked!
I paired my salad with leftover broccoli and macaroni from last night, topped with grated romano. Romano cheese is made with sheep’s milk, by the way, which is why I can eat it. I also threw in a few cannelini beans from yesterday, for protein.
Lunch didn’t quite fill me up. I’d worked out earlier in the morning, and I still felt like I needed something with a little more substance, so I added this:
That did the trick.
Here’s my late afternoon snack:
This salsa from Trader Joe’s is one of the few I’ve found that does not have sugar. It’s very, very good. I’d love to make my own – and do, on occasion – but let’s face it. I have to work for a living, too.
Suppah (or dinner, for those of you who do not live in New England) was leftover Sweet Potato Curry (from the Nutrition Diva’s Secrets For a Healthy Diet) on a bed of spinach. At the request of my husband, I add a couple of small white potatoes and a pound of chicken when I make this recipe, which makes it very, very filling.
Yup. Leftovers. That’s how I rolled today. My husband is at a MUTA 6 drill this weekend. That means drill starts at 0700 on Friday instead of 0700 on Saturday, like a regular old MUTA 4. It also means that I’m off the hook as far as cooking goes. Leftovers, vegetarian meals, cold lunches – anything goes. Woo hoo!
Does it make me a horrible person if I adore drill weekends?
Don’t answer that.
ANYway…because exercise is an important part of any diet plan, Owie and I went out this afternoon and tossed around the ol’ frisbee.
Unfortunately, it didn’t last long.
So, we’re off for a walk now. Later, we’ll probably have a chia pudding parfait while we watch a chick flick.
Did I mention that I love drill weekends?
How about you? What did you eat today that made you happy? What is your favorite thing to put in a salad?