In addition, we topped our coffees with whipped cream and enjoyed the rest of it on top of my apple pie that I made for dessert on Saturday night. Needless to say, we certainly enjoyed the last couple of days of carbs and dairy! It was a complete splurge for us, anyway, since we don’t normally have bread, pie or whipped cream, but it felt good to eat it one last time before we can’t have it for a month! My body is definitely feeling the aftermath of consuming too much sugar and refined flour, today: I’m dragging, and my stomach feels a little off. I’m looking forward to getting back on track, and even more so with the Paleo way of eating.
So incredibly yummy!
My Dutch crunch apple pie!
So, back to today: I kicked off our challenge by making our usual, No Oat Oatmeal , using coconut milk and topping it with almond butter. It was yummy and hit the spot!
Enjoying his No Oat Oatmeal!
For lunch, it was egg whites over a bed of spinach with avocado and pasta sauce. My husband had turkey rolls. Before heading to the gym, I’m going to have a banana with a little bit of almond butter.
Trying out one of my favorite lunches in my new microwave-safe mug from Marshalls!
For dinner, I just finished prepping Mediterranean Chicken in the Crock Po t that we will enjoy over a bed of fresh spinach. It should be good!
I have a few ideas for new meals this week to keep our Paleo Challenge interesting and fun, including a Mexican dish with coconut flour tortillas that I’m anxious to try. My husband wants to develop Indian and SE Asian recipes because he feels that “the vibe will translate well”. Stay tuned!
As my husband and I embark on our challenge, we will be documenting our energy levels, quality of sleep, workout performance, pre- and post-biometrics (body fat, waist circumference and weight) and how we feel overall. I’m going to try and not talk about our challenge everyday, since I think it might become a little mundane, but I’ll keep you updated about any interesting findings we experience and of course, new recipe and meal ideas!
Well, it is time to get ready for CrossFit. I’m excited to get back to the box on a regular basis and add one double-day a week to get ready for a team competition at the end of this month. Yes, I signed up for another team competition, but I’m looking forward to it. It is local and should be a lot of fun! Enjoy the rest of your day!
Questions: Do you drink coconut or almond milk? If so, do you prefer plain, sweetened or flavored? What brands do you prefer? I’ve never bought “non-milk”, so I need suggestions of good brands to try!