This was our first week moving towards clean eating. I say “moving towards” because it definitely feels like a process and will evolve over time I feel. As I shared before, I’m really looking for a lifestyle so I don’t want to do something I can’t stick to. While the week isn’t over, weekends are “free”. We can do as we please so we have a few opportunities to eat without analyzing everything.
A big shout out to Tiffany Doten who shared a Meal Planning Chart from the Project Girl that she uses. This was so helpful in planning meals, making a list of groceries needed, comparing that list to my kitchen and then going shopping. It kept me on track and focused. I printed out recipes and attached them to the planner to keep everything together.
Day one was pretty good. I totally forgot I was planning to make a side dish but we had plenty of food without it. LOL That’s what I get for not bringing the meal planner into the kitchen with me. The main course – steak fajitas – didn’t need a recipe and, in prepping that, the other just slipped my mind. I skipped the cheese and sour cream to improve the healthiness of this dish. I normally drink 7+ sodas a day (I know, I know – no shaming please) and my goal is to go to soda-free and will take it a day at a time. I only had 2 cans that day.
Day two was also pretty good. Half a can of soda is all I had. BUT hubby broke down and pulled out Girl Scout cookies. They smelled so good, I had four. Then I was craving sugar and had to run to Target for something else and spent several minutes wandering the bakery section but finally managed to leave without a purchase. Yeah me!
Day three was really good. Dinner was phenomenal! I have two Big Bosses and I cannot speak highly enough of them. These cook food with halogen, convection and infrared heat. I made one of those oval shaped 3 lb. turkey breasts with Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil, Rosemary, the juice of a lemon and my Krazy Salt blend. The meat that comes out of these cookers could not possibly be more moist! Seriously, intense moistness. The flavor was off the charts! I also made fresh fries in the Big Boss as well…red potatoes cut into fries, seasoned with a little olive oil and greek seasoning for a twist. Excellent! I had two glasses of soda at a restaurant where I was meeting with someone and that was it.