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Clean Eating: Day 10,11,12

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

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Day 10:

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.

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Of course there was coffee on the side!
For lunch I munched on triscuits, some goat cheese, and a peach.

 

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I packed several things for dinner!  Jay made pizza dough again so I made a pizza, as well as a cesar salad.

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    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 garlic clove
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • 1 pasteurized egg yolk
    • 4 anchovies
    • splash of water
        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:
        • 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
        • 4 anchovies
          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.

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          Day 11:

          I hate to be dull, but I had the cereal again.

           

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          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.

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          For the rest of my meals I packed the remainder of my pizza and chicken caesar salad.

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          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!

          Day 12:

          Today was a day off!

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          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.

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          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!

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          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.

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          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! 
          Good night!
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