Clean Eating: Day 3 & 4

Day 3:

New challenges arose yesterday when I had to get up early for work.  I was trying to think of what I normally might bring with me and decided I probably would have taken corn tortillas with an egg and maybe some salsa or bacon.  But because I had yet to make any tortillas that was out of the question.  So yogurt with berries it was!
Not going to lie I was not really digging it.  Sure, it is a perfectly delicious breakfast but because I failed to plan I was stuck with the only “safe” option at the time.
My coffee on the other hand was quite delicious!
I packed a few snacks because I knew I’d get hungry in between meals.
Last of the grape leaves and pineapple!
003For lunch I packed another turkey stuffed pepper.  I had a lot of filling left over so I scooped it on top and added some goat cheese.  Later at work I topped my concoction with a ton of fresh mushrooms.
I was at work really late and was starving.  While I knew I had to stop at the grocery store I was really dreading it.  Tired and hungry, but I shopped and cooked wheat tortillas and fajitas!
I topped the tortillas with cheddar cheese, the fajita mixture and fresh cilantro.  I also made homemade guacamole using Trader Joe’s guacamole kit.  If you’ve never heard of their guacamole kit, it includes 2 avocados, a small white onion, a few garlic cloves, a lime and 2 tomatoes.  The directions are on the package and it is really easy to make. It was the first time I bought and used one of the kits and loved it!!! 

Day 4:

Aside from making wheat tortillas and fajitas last night, I also made banana bread.  I was very thankful to have something other than yogurt for breakfast!
My cousin was graduating today so I quickly ate and headed out!  It was a gorgeous day and I’m very proud of her.  Congrats Margaux!
Afterwards we went out to lunch at Iron Hill Brewery. 
I tried my best to order food that would be clean and as natural as possible.  To start I had mushroom soup and the ingredients were mushrooms, cream, and sherry.  I avoided the bread because I wasn’t sure exactly what ingredients were in it.
For my meal I had this delicious lobster salad.  It was mixed greens, corn, jicama, avocado and lobster on top.  Again, there was bread included that I did not eat.
I also had an unsweetened iced tea and coffee. 
Everything was going great until it was time for dessert!  Everyone ordered a brownie sundae to share.  At first I was just planning on not eating any but dang, it was a big gooey, warm, brownie with peanut butter, chocolate and ice cream.  Whenever I’ve done Weight Watchers I never deprived myself of desserts so it was hard for me to feel like I wasn’t a part of the celebration and I really wanted something sweet.  I do not feel deprived while eating clean because while it has been a learning experience, the more I research and cook, the easier it is.  I realize that this was not a clean choice by any means but I want to be real with you all.  And I also want to be clear that just because I did indulge, I am going to keep eating clean.  I feel like it just goes to show that it is a challenge because there are so many every day temptations even if you are eating healthy and being conscious of your decisions.
Later I wasn’t very hungry because lunch was rather filling, so I had one fajita and was quite satisfied.
If you’re interested in some reading and clean eating information I’d highly recommend checking out 100 Days of Real Food.  Lisa has tons of recipes and ideas if you’re considering a clean eating lifestyle.

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