I haven’t had meat for about 8 weeks. In fact, I’ve only had meat twice in the last 3 months, but for some reason yesterday I was craving chicken. Maybe I haven’t had enough protein lately? I’m eating lighter because of not being able to work-out and also in preparation for my trip to Mexico next week as I plan on being in a swimsuit most of the time.
I made chicken fried rice last night. I only ate one small piece of chicken, probably 2 ounces, and it was plenty. Luckily I had my meat-eating man on hand to finish the rest! The addition of store-bought fresh basil was a welcome treat as I haven’t had it since last year’s garden. Can’t wait for Spring to grow my own herbs!!
This week I made a big batch of unsalted roasted almonds to munch on for protein and between meal snacks. I never want to be starving between meals and eat mindlessly out of hunger.
I ate lots of baked apples and pears with cinnamon and walnuts.
I spoon them over yogurt or mix with oatmeal.
I also stocked up on carrots, celery, and green apples for more juicing. I am so going to miss my juicer on vacation!
The other thing I’ve enjoyed a lot this week is freshly ground peanut butter. I spread on rice cakes and top with honey for a sweet treat, or put on whole grain tortillas with sliced bananas for lunch on the go.
All in all a good week of protein, fresh produce, and lots of hot tea as I patiently await that warm weather ahead.