I apologize for writing these posts in clusters, but it seems easier this way! Some nights I get home from worked and just want to relax
I started off with the Ezekiel cereal, organic skim milk, and fresh blueberries. I’m just loving this cereal and think I will continue to eat it. It has such great texture and density, and then combined with the cool milk and squishy, sweet berries… yum! Perfect morning combo.
Of course there was coffee on the side!
For lunch I munched on triscuits, some goat cheese, and a peach.
I packed several things for dinner! Jay made pizza dough again so I made a pizza, as well as a cesar salad.
1 garlic clove
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 pasteurized egg yolk
splash of water
I very rarely make caesar salads at home, but I really feel like I will start from now on. I chopped up some romaine lettuce, added grilled chicken, homemade dressing and fresh parmesan cheese.
To make the chicken I used a chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, and finally some Essence of Emeril seasoning. I cooked the chicken on the George Forman grill for about 7-8 minutes, let it cool, then added it to the salad. I was actually disappointed when the grocery store didn’t have thin chicken cutlets (weird right?!) but the chicken came out perfect for the salad.
For the salad dressing I followed the following recipe:
1/2 cup low fat greek yogurt
1 garlic clove
juice of 1 lemon
1 TBS parmesan cheese
1 TBS water
1 TBS olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Then, slowly add 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
There is also another lower fat recipe:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
I tried both recipes and I prefer the first one. The second one is tasty, but definitely not the real thing. I also used anchovy paste instead of actual anchovies, and it came out great. Thank you Rachael Ray for that tip. Where it said to use 4 anchovies, I used 2 tsp.
I hate to be dull, but I had the cereal again.
I was headed to work so I was packing everything that I ate for the day. For snacks I brought a sliced cucumber, a plum, and a peach.
For the rest of my meals I packed the remainder of my pizza and chicken caesar salad.
When I got home I did have some ice cream. Turkey Hill has a natural line, though I found most of the other flavors aside from chocolate and vanilla contained unnatural ingredients. In the plain old chocolate and vanilla the ingredients are: cream, nonfat milk, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and vanilla bean. It sure is tasty!
Today was a day off!
This morning I had an egg with fajita mix and a slice of bacon. I also tried something new in my coffee… unsweetened cocoa powder! It really added some extra flavor and I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy any kind of chocolate coffee beverage.
For lunch I had another caesar salad. I did add some avocado and tomato this time.
For dinner we had organic burgers on tortillas that I bought at Trader Joe’s. I was really excited to see that the only ingredients in the tortillas was corn, lime and water!
We topped the burgers with cheddar cheese and then I added lettuce, tomato, avocado and onion to mine. I also had some organic ketchup that I also bought at Trader Joe’s . And most importantly, Jay made wedge… yum!
For dessert I had a small bowl of ice cream with organic milk. I later met up with my friend Nichole for drinks.
We visited the Ranstead Room, a fun, intimate, cozy place for drinks! I had 2 drinks and then we shared a cheese plate and some popcorn. While it was not clean eating, it was my indulgence for the week, we had a lot of fun and it was great to catch up!