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Menu for the day Sunday, August 29, 2010

As I progress through my journey, there are two areas that are noticeable to others.  One is my hair – I now follow a ‘natural haircare routine’ that I will discuss later, and the other is my weight loss.  So, naturally, the two questions I’m asked the most are about my hair routine and about what I eat.  So, I thought I should spend some time talking about what I eat and how I take care of my hair (hair discussion to come later).   As I share what I eat occasionally, maybe it will help inspire you to think of some different meals to eat.  Or perhaps you can lend some suggestions on recipes or changes I could make to what I’ve served!  It’s all a learning process.  Everything I eat is not organic, but I try my best to keep my plate as chemical free and healthy as possible.

I know one of the things that is difficult to figure out when trying to eat healthy, is “What should I eat??”  For the most part, I eat the same thing each week, except I make a few addition and subtractions here and there to make the dish a little different and to add some variety.  I currently follow what some call a “Clean Eating” diet.  You can read up on the ‘net, and I’ll probably post more about it later, but the basics of a “Clean Eating” diet is to eat foods that are as close to how they came from nature as possible.  So, ingredient lists should be short and should not include any man-made chemicals used in the processing of the food.  Again, in today’s society, it’s difficult to be perfect, but just be conscious of how many chemicals you are exposing yourself to throughout the day.

Breakfast:

Applegate Farms Uncured Sunday Bacon

Eggland’s Best Organic Eggs, Scrambled

1/2 Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Bagel with Organic Honey

Lunch:

Grilled Beef ‘Wrap” & Corn on the Cob

082910 Lunch “Wrap” Ingredients:  Whole Wheat Tortilla, thinly sliced beef, organic baby spring mix (lettuce), red peppers, scant amount of 2% shredded cheese, 1 t. Marzetti Organic Parmesan Ranch, Fresh Basil Leaves (I have a basil plant on my kitchen window sill)

  • I cooked the beef and peppers together in one pan, on a dry griddle with low heat, I laid the tortilla out open-face, spread a small amount of shredded cheese and dressing.  Then I loaded the tortillas up with the lettuce and a few basil leaves.  Once the beef and peppers were done, I laid them on top of the tortilla, then folded in half to make a folded wrap.

I also had one ear of corn on the cob left from the prior day’s meal.  I cook my corn on the cob by roasting it in the oven for 20 minutes in the husk.  Then remove it from the oven and wrap each ear in foil or a wet paper towel allow it to continue steaming inside the husk.  When it’s time to eat, I remove the husk and silk, and eat plain.  When it’s good, fresh, in-season corn, no extra toppings are needed – in my opinion.

I also had a t. of InLiven Probiotic mixed with flavored carbonated water to help keep the intestinal tract clean.

 

 

Dinner:

IMAG0516Today’s dinner was grilled tilapia atop organic baby spring mix.  I use lemon pepper and kosher salt for seasoning.  I grilled the tilapia, then I always place the filet’s in foil to let the fish continue to cook and it also helps the juices to flow and makes the fish super moist!  After a few minutes of sitting in foil, I place the fish along with the juices on top of the lettuce.  I do not use dressing – especially when the meat is seasoned well.  For dessert/snack, I typically have organic apples or organic strawberries.  My preference is to buy frozen organic strawberries, just because fresh strawberries always go bad before I’m done eating them.  So, I pour a serving worth of the frozen strawberries in a bowl along with one or two packets of Stevia.  I let the strawberries defrost overnight in the fridge (covered), and the next day I have a nice treat that can be eaten alone, or can be poured over ice cream or cake for a really special treat.

 

Do you have any favorite meals you’d like to share? Any meals that you’d like input on as to how make it a more ‘clean’ meal? Post here!


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August 29th, 2010
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One Response to “Menu for the day Sunday, August 29, 2010”

  1. thisisliving Says:

    Same here. I get a great sense of pleasure knowing that I’m feeding my daughter healthy foods and that she actually enjoys it (for the most part 🙂 ) Now, if I could just get the school lunch system to support what I do at home…