I’m calling this 1.25 since it reports on yesterday and this morning.
So this was a poor planning exercise on my part. I woke up yesterday morning and starting making to-do lists on this great list app (to-do, grocery lists). I love that you can share the grocery list with everyone in the family and when they want to add something, each person (who has the app installed) opens the app and adds the item. It then shows up on my grocery list. The app even has a handy bar code scanner. Sweet!
How did my day go? Well let me break it down for you by meal type:
Breakfast – nothing, I know that’s bad. But honestly I forgot, I was so focused on getting things added to my list that I forgot to actually “do” the list.
Lunch – protein shake, gross, it really was: 1 scoop of low carb protein powder, 2 cups of ice, 1 cup of almond milk. I doubled this so that Martin could share in the joy. [insert evil grin]
Shopping trip required: I quickly realized that I had to add some things to my pantry to enable me to be successful, so off I went to the grocery store. When I got back home I prepped everything I could. Sliced & sauteed mushrooms, chopped and bagged broccoli, diced cheese into small cubes and finely chopped green onions. BTW, this is a tip from my MIL, she does this with her green onions, it has saved me from throwing out limp stalks of green onions. If they are already chopped up and stored in the fridge, you use them.
Snack – Egg white omelet with sauteed mushrooms, gluten free cheese* (right?) and green onions. Keep in mind, that I’m transitioning to the metabolic diet and haven’t fully grasped all the restrictions. But I’m trying.
*OK, so when my son tried a bite he really liked it, when I explained what was in it, he gave me this perplexed look and said what’s gluten free cheese? I responded with, “I don’t know, but it doesn’t have sugar, so I’m eating it”.
Dinner – I looked online for Metabolic recipes and found some pretty good videos/sites. I made a variation of this one: Curried Chicken with Garlic Broccoli. I didn’t add onions or cauliflower (not on the list) but I did make the Garlic Broccoli. I also made rice for the rest of the family to enjoy. The chicken was OK, but not the originally recipe’s fault, I blame the imposed diet rules. The broccoli was amazing. I have never sauteed broccoli before, but this was perfect. So tasty. Sorry, no photo, but since we enjoyed the overall meal, I’ll take pictures next time.
Snack – lets me just say that the most daunting part of this will be the snack options. I did have a sugar free jello and I was pleasantly OK with that.
Liquid – yes, another area that I need to improve upon. I had a glass of water and diet sprite (because it’s on the list).
I’m making a spreadsheet to track the recipes and food that I “actually” make and not just find online to populate a meal plan. I don’t really like meal plans, instead I like choices, so I will list out the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including sides) and Snack options. It will be like a menu, you can plan based on what you have or feel like eating.
Today, I’m on track, omelet for breakfast (ignore the red/green flecks, that the peppers in the egg whites and I know these are not on the list). I promise to get the plain ones next time.
For lunch I made Mason Jar Salads, only they are wee bit sad. They are layered: Chicken, greens and topped with dressing (in a recycled applesauce container) and I brought jello. Fingers crossed that I won’t be starving.
Well that’s my ramble for today. Off to fill up my cup with “ugh” water. I’ll be in touch soon.
“Plan for tomorrow, because tomorrow you won’t have time”