Good morning! How was your weekend? Mine was low-key but exciting at the same time. I miiight have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow 😉
Detox week one went pretty well, but I was scrambling for meals towards the end of the week. I either underestimated the amount of food/ingredients I needed or just plain didn’t plan well enough. The fact that I did eat healthy and according to the plan for a week is an accomplishment in itself, even if it wasn’t all I’d hoped for.
Here’s a quick recap of last week’s meals.
Didn’t manage to get many photos this week since I’m usually just trying to get out the door on time in the AM. I did have this oatmeal that was surprisingly good, though.
Just plain oats cooked in water, a splash of almond milk, PB, strawberries, blueberries, flax & chia seeds. That’s it, but it was so flavorful!
My favorite was… a green smoothie I made on Monday.
My least favorite was… having oatmeal 3x in a row because I didn’t plan for more breakfasts.
Lunch is the meal I struggled with the most. I need meals to be ready-made and easy to heat up for work. I had plans to make a quinoa salad & have some leftovers from one meal. The meal for leftovers was ruined and I never made the salad, so my lunches were totally random.
My favorite was… egg salad, carrots + hummus, & a tangerine.
My least favorite was… beans & rice with some seasoning and a pear. And the day I was too busy to eat lunch at work so I had a snack bar.
Dinner was really fun this week!
My favorite was… a toss-up between the cauliflower crust pizza & this awesome salmon my husband made with asparagus.
My least favorite was… lentil dahl. It was actually amazing tasting and I made it perfectly. Except that I put whole coriander seeds in it, which then made it inedible. It was like biting down on peppercorns. Yuck!
Week 2 Menu
This week, I am adding dairy and meat back in. They must be all natural, but I usually buy all natural dairy & meat anyway. Healthy all-grain low-glycemic bread is also okay too, so I got some of Trader Joe’s knock-off Ezekiel Bread to start.
- Fruit & Greek yogurt parfaits: berries, seeds, PB & plain oats
- Green Smoothie
- More oatmeal
- Toast & eggs
- protein pancakes
- Open-faced chicken, almond, & apricot sandwich
- Quinoa salad & fruit
- Egg salad
- Leftover casserole (see below)
- Soup & salad
- Lime chicken w/mango & black bean salad
- Broccoli Crock Pot Casserole
- Gnocchi w/Beans & veggies
- Wing it for another night??
- Kale chips – made these yesterday. OMG addicting. WILL be making more
- Popcorn with olive oil & salt
- Veggies + hummus
- Apple + PB
I’m a little more excited about this week because I feel like I have some more options. It was interesting to restrict myself so much for the first week. I actually found that I wasn’t really craving anything and that I wasn’t ever super hungry. I’ll definitely go into more detail on how I felt with a full overview once the detox is over.
For now, have a happy Monday 🙂
Questions for You:
- Did you try any new-to-foods this or last week?
- Something fun you did over the weekend?