Man alive. Life is busy. Having time to actually be in the kitchen seems impossible. We have two baseball teams, football and soccer and that means lots of practices, lots of games and lots of nights away. Somehow we have been fed but I have had to have a few compromises lately on quality. The kids don't mind so much. I do.
There hasn't been anything real exciting to report to you. I am down about 6 pounds total and wouldn't mind three more. I feel good and that is the real payoff. If you eat right, you feel better. It is as simple as that. We really don't have any right complaining about our health ailments if we aren't doing all we can to make it better. We always have to do our part.
I am going to combine both days as far as food goes:
Breakfast: French toast with GF raisin bread using coconut milk, eggs and vanilla. YUMMY!
Oatmeal and green smoothie.
Lunch: I don't have time for lunch so it has been hummus, cucumbers, apples, rolled up ham slice (Applegate farms organic, uncured) avocado, smoothies,or whatever else is available.
Dinner: Day 14 we had the leftover chili and fries. Lots of fresh veggies with it as well.
Day 15 had a lovely dinner planned of grilled apricot Chipotle chicken but that got squashed when my daughters battery died and I had to make an emergency trip to Costco along with two baseball carpools. Ugh. Unless we wanted to eat dinner after 8, I had to take drastic measures. I bought the Costco Rotisserie chicken and made some sides at home. It is gluten, msg and dairy free but I don't ever buy them since they are not organic and have "natural flavors" . I suppose we won't die after one chicken.
iphone photos are horrible.
I made sauteed green beans with scallions and bacon. I also made some mashed potatoes with almond milk, garlic and Earth Balance butter. Skins were left on and the potatoes were just mashed, not whipped. We added some fresh fruit and it was a meal in 10 minutes. It would have been so much better with the Apricot chipotle chicken. That will have to wait.
This next week is going to be challenging on the cooking. We have family coming in town and parties all week. Lots of goings on. Somehow I need to find time to create some good meals and keep it healthy and homemade. I can do it.