Wake Up 9:10am Slept over 10 hours last night. Very deep sleep too.
Clearly one of the most colorful plates of my Whole30 experience. 1/2 an avocado with RSR on it. 3 FRESH EGGS! Look how yellow they are with some salsa scrambled into them, and 1/2 a sweet potato with ghee on it. I had to make more Clarified Butter today.
I made the Belly Dance Beet Salad from Well Fed2 on page 186. It has beets that are roasted and then chopped. Then you mix it with a dressing that has all these amazing spices in it: cumin, coriander, and cinnamon. Last you add toasted pistachios and scallions. I could have eaten the entire bowl that it made in one sitting. I love beets. They say to serve this cold and it would make an excellent dish to bring to a potluck or family gathering. I finished off the last of the pork tenderloin and had some amazingly ripe and sweet pineapple with didn't have any acidity to it.
Well, yea, I finished off the rest of the beets. That's my one issue with the recipe, it's a bit time consuming for the yield. If I were to do it again I would double the recipe so there are plenty of leftovers. I also had 1/2 a sweet potato and a big plop of meat sauce (Well Fed2 page 94). I didn't have any noodle like object in the fridge, so I just ate it as it was. It's a very meaty sauce so it was good this way too.
I had a really lazy day today. I watched a lot of Damages (finished season2) and I talked to a few of my athletes that are racing Ironman Cozumel on Sunday, and then I played a few hours of Disco Bees and Candy Crush on my phone. Annie started a really cool drawing of a Toucan that I can't wait for her to finish. I'm trying to get her switched over to a little more Whole30 diet. She really likes her carbohydrates, just like Troy. Troy does not feel very good on a Whole30 type diet and he doesn't do well with a lot of meat in his diet. This experiment has actually been really good for our family in a few ways.
1) Eating together - we are sitting down at the table (by the way this is easier to do when the table is not housing piles or books, crafts, toys, etc) much more as a family. And when Annie is at school, Troy and I are sitting down together for lunch a lot as well.
2) Veggies - everyone is eating lots and lots more veggies
3) New Likables - We have found some new recipes that we all like as a family and it's helped us get out of our "I don't want to cook" rut. We have found more things that Annie likes to eat and she is now asking for. Oh and if you put the meatballs on a stick, pretty much any kid is going to wolf them down, despite how many veggies are in them.
4) Mama is not a
bwitch - This is the biggest family change. Mama is finally even tempered and mello and having many less ups and downs.
5) Eating out - It's now a preplanned, pre thought out endeavor instead of a mindless thing out of lazyness
6) Quick meals - we have ideas and the tools to make "quick meals" at home. These are usually quicker to put together than a trip to Chipotle and so we are doing that instead. When we are lazy, we just make quick meals. Huge breakthrough. Sweet potato, tuna, lemon, and avocado....genius from Michelle at Blancing Paleo.