Good Food RecapIt's been a few weeks since I've shared my 'whole eats' so here's a reminder post that it's not hard to eat good, delicious food!
Let's start out with the weekend we decided to treat ourselves for our birthdays to a romantic night at Melt. If you're in the area, we recommend it.
|Treated myself to a nice new dress after completing the Whole30. Nice to know I fit in a smaller size!|
|My extremely handsome husband with the lovely decor.|
|Our good eats - NY Strip for hubby, grilled chicken for me, side of zucchini and broccolini|
|Love the parentals!|
|My mother's birthday dinner for me - my favorite steak guisao with tomatoes, avocado and yes, I had some white potatoes! Not the end of the world paleo eaters!|
|If my baby sister was born 17 years earlier, we would be identical twins.|
|Coconut Flour Pancakes with jam and almonds|
|Homemade ranch dressing - THE BOMB. I'm obsessed.|
|Paleo brownie mug with coconut flakes. Still perfecting this recipe. Once I have it just right, I will definitely share!|
|Sweet potato fries dusted with coconut flour prior to baking to make it more crunchy. I enjoyed them!|
|Chocolate banana sorbet with almonds. This has been helping Mark get through his Whole30!|
And some more random meals:
|Organic turkey breasts in romaine leaves with homemade ranch dressing, avocado and organic, uncured bacon!|
|Random pulled pork recipe with lots of veggies, prior to cooking in the crockpot for many hours|
|That pulled pork turned into this! With sweet potato fries. IT was yummy!|
|Pollo guisao with cauliflower instead of potatoes and rice!|
|My red pepper tacos! For recipe, scroll to the end of this post.|
|The usual breakfast after Taco Night. SO GOOD.|
|This was supposed to be "egg flowers" but I need to perfect my form because my eggs escaped!|
|Another typical breakfast!|
|yes, you can have broccoli for breakfast.|
|Paleo Orange Chicken - the sauce didn't come out as thick as I had wanted/expected, but the flavor was ALL THERE. Check out the recipe I followed here.|
|Another breakfast favorite! Sweet potato, sausage, avocado, cilantro and, of course, eggs!|
|My fresh salsa. I even got Mark to eat some scrambled eggs (he has hated them for a while!) with some of my salsa on top.|
|"Sara's Chicken al horno" over some greens|
And even while I was out on business travel, I was able to easily stay on track!
|Preparation is key! Roasted veggies, cauliflower, and balsamic chicken ready for my cooler and the drive up to Boston!|
|Shared a juicy and delicious grass fed burger while I was in Cambridge with my dear friend Jen! I had the burger bunless with a fried egg, guacamole and salad!|
|While in Boston with Momma Pops, we both enjoyed Naked Burritos!|
When I got back from Boston, the hubby and I enjoyed another good meal at Red Robin!
|We asked for some guacamole and veggies - and they agreed! We had carrots, cucumber, zucchini and jicama! Don't be afraid to ask for substitutions while eating out!|
|And then another delicious burger with a lettuce bun and sweet potato fries. No hassle at all!|
Eating whole, good food is a way of living and it is NOT hard once you know how to manage and form new habits. As you can see, I'm eating PLENTY of delicious food. No deprivation, no counting calories, no guilty feelings. And I'm still seeing positive changes in my body.
In closing, I want to give a big shout out to my awesome mother in law, Momma Pops, who is on Day 15 of her Whole30 and she looks AMAZING! Not to mention my husband, who is on Day 13 of his Whole30 and disappearing before our eyes! He actually just took his uniform to get taken in! Men, they lose weight so much faster than the rest of us!
Until next time,