Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another week gone clean........I mean gone by!

Here we are at Sunday again. Oscar night. I actually don't watch TV but I'm considering checking out the gowns. Since I have 3 kids under 6 and I go to bed by 10 every night I also don't watch movies so not that interested in the actual awards.

Hopefully you look at this before you sit down to watch with a bag of chips and a glass of coke................don't do it - you'll just get a tummy ache and guilt............maybe you could make a delicious smoothie or apple nacho's for a Sunday treat. Or if its too late then you can make up for it by eating clean this week. Here are some ideas from the meals we didn't post last week. Doesn't eating clean look good...............these are all unprocessed, wheat-free, grain-free, low carbohydrate, low or no sugar meals.

My new and improved Paleo Banana Bread recipe with flax. The kids LOVE it. Its nutritious  wheat-free, full of fiber and delicious. I deserve a pat on the back for this one. Really.

A tale of two banana breads - I actually improved my banana bread recipe (that I thought was already awesome) by adding flax - the new recipe is the one on the left. Seriously - you need to try this. You would never know it is grain-free, low-carb and low-sugar. Wicked!
Salad - how I do love you.
Hot Chia Pudding with Hemp seeds. A filling alternative to Oats with no carbohydrate load to speak of! Yum. Can you say addiction.

Nitrate free Bacon, Scrambled free-run eggs made with coconut milk, sauteed spinach and tomato's. I really don't miss a piece of toast with my breakfast (lunch really). You get used to it pretty quick - don't get discouraged if you still crave it.

A pumpkin loaf experiment. It was okay but it just can't compare to my kick ass banana bread recipe so I didn't really have any takers. I froze most of it so they will have to eat it when the banana bread is gone.

Mashed Cauliflower. I made it with cream cheese. I loved it. Hubby tolerated it with some vinegar on top (what?). Will be making that again - i think he just needs to get used to the texture.

I made a quick soup out of some leftover roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash puree (baby food that baby didn't like). Topped with high protein Greek yogurt and cilantro. I love soup.

A Costco Rotisserie chicken to get us through the week with a little goat cheese, blackberries, hemp seed and poppyseed dressing. 

How original....another salad. But I love salad so I don't mind eating them most days for lunch. I make with baby spinach so I get my greens.

Home made nitrate-free ham and cabbage soup sprinkled with some pumpkin seeds.  I love soup. It is really quick to make and a great way to use up leftovers. 

Shocking - another salad - this time with eggs.
Baba is in town so brought us some Swiss steak. Yummo!!!

Hot Chia Porridge with hemp. Topped with banana's, Goji, cacao and coconut.

Broccoli salad with cranberries, bacon and sunflower seeds and a Greek Yogurt dressing.

Chocolate Banana Almond Flour Pancakes. I liked them. The kids liked them. No-one loved them. So you don't get the recipe. 

Fruit salad - the kids just love this and I always forget about it during the winter. Great way to use up fruit that is past its prime or just change things up a bit. And you can make it ahead of time and its ready for all those many snacks they want.

That's my chocolate smoothie I made with an avocado for creaminess. It was not bad. I will do some experimenting before I pass along the recipe.

I made some almond breaded sole for lunch with a Kale super food salad from Costco.

That's kind of it for the week. There were some other meals in there that I forgot to take pictures of but more of the same. We don't really "cheat" other than I use bottled salad dressings and I eat more 70% dark chocolate than I should. I ate almost two 100 g bars this week. My goal next week is to cut that back. There - I wrote it - now I have to stick with it. Happy Sunday! Enjoy the Oscars. I bet those ladies ate clean to fit into those gowns.

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