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Clean Eating: Day 6, 7, 8, 9

Day 6

On Friday I had a slice of banana bread with natural strawberry jelly and a little organic butter.

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Before heading to work I went to the gym, then snagged a small piece of pizza from the night before. 

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Then, on the way to work I bought a green smoothie from Whole Foods.  I picked: spinach, kale, avocado, pineapple, apple, ginger, and water.

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I made Skinny Taste’s pumpkin crockpot chili the night before.

 

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I topped it with a little greek yogurt and some fresh parsley.  Mine actually came out a little thicker than the recipe called for because I used 30 oz. of pumpkin instead of 15 oz. Whoops!  Even though I goofed, it was still delicious.

Day 7

For breakfast on Saturday I had a homemade whole wheat tortilla with mozzarella cheese, and an egg with fajita mix.

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet, but I have also been having my coffee with sugar in the raw instead of the creamed honey.  I found that I like how it sweetens it more evenly, instead of just on the bottom.
For lunch I had the last slice of the pizza and a salad.  In the salad was mixed greens, cucumbers, carrots, chickpeas, beets, and goat cheese with homemade vinaigrette.

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Jay made a delicious treat… potato chips!  They were crispy, crunchy, and salty. 

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I had to pack my dinner because I was headed to work, so excuse the less than glam presentation.

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I had marinated a piece of frozen salmon in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and Essence of Emeril seasoning.  Then I threw it on the George Forman grill until it was nice and flakey.  On the side, I packed some bulgar, and then later I paired it with broccoli and mushrooms at work. 

Day 8

One thing we’ve noticed about clean eating is that you go through a lot more dishes! While we normally cook a good amount, we have been cookin’ up a storm lately.

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Aside from Jay making tasty potato chips, he made French toast on Sunday morning.

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The French toast was made from homemade whole wheat French toast, and topped with real maple syrup and blueberries.
After breakfast I was off to a baby sprinkle for my friend Rian!  There was so much delicious food there so I let myself have a treat and indulge.

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I tried different kinds of quiche, chicken salad on a croissant, potato casserole and a chicken sausage and pineapple skewer.

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For dessert I had some fruit salad, a yogurt parfait, and some birthday cake dip!
After the sprinkle I went to work and was feeling pretty full, which is why there are no other photos from the day!

Day 9

This morning I tried Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Whole Grain Cereal with some fresh blueberries and organic milk.

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I’d highly recommend this cereal to anyone looking for a healthy whole grain cereal.  It is crispy, flavorful and filling.
Headed to work again, I packed all of my snacks and meals.

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For lunch I had pumpkin chili topped with greek yogurt and Triscuits.  Yes, Triscuits are clean eating!  Their only ingredients are whole grain wheat, oil and salt.
As snacks, I packed a plum, mango, torta, and individually wrapped fresh mozzarella.
While shopping the other day I found the tortas, whose ingredients are: wheat flour, olive oil, sea salt, sugar, yeast, thyme, and rosemary.   They are similar to a tortilla but are really thin and crunchy!  Perfect with some fresh mozzarella.

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For dinner I packed a pepper stuffed with bulgar, tomato sauce, and goat cheese.  I also made more of the fajita veggies, so I packed some of those as a side dish, topped with fresh avocado.073

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See you soon with some tasty eats!
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4 thoughts on “Clean Eating: Day 6, 7, 8, 9

  1. I love reading your posts Al! You have a lot of will power, I miss the days you would cook for me 🙂 Angel hair pasta on the deck and a nap in your parents bed…. Ah the good old days! 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading Cate!! It had been a challenge but a great experience. I miss those days!!! I’d gladly cook for you anytime 🙂 then we can squish all the pasta!! Haha 🙂 miss you!!

  2. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this information together.
    I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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