|I started off the week reading and writing all about alkaline versus acidic foods. So I was really motivated this week to eat LOTS of veggies. I didn't get pictures of all our meals - too distracted in my mission to build the kids an art wall (which included lots of running around to Home Depot, Michaels & Ikea - I LOVE maternity leave) but we ate lots of sweet potatoes, cabbage, cabbage salads and beets. When going clean - you just gotta keep reminding yourself that when in doubt eat veggies. And then eat some more veggies...............with a side of veggies.|
Some weeks I get off track a bit and my intake of fruit, dairy, nuts and chocolate gets a little out of control. I'm breastfeeding so don't have to count calories (yet) but even if those foods are "clean" I need to watch how much I'm eating of them. And it usually means I'm not eating enough veggies if I'm relying on them too heavily to keep me full - which is difficult since I'm always hungry.
I did way better this week on limiting my dairy, fruit and nuts but that darn dark chocolate was on my brain and sneaking into my mouth every time I turned around. Its full of antioxidants so its okay in moderation but I really overdid it. So next week I will be working on limiting my dark chocolate intake. My sweet tooth and I are in a constant battle.
So here are the pictures I did get when I wasn't busy coming up with projects for my husband. Hope you find some inspiration for clean-eating ideas this week......................and if you missed yesterdays post I will be posting on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays from now on. Summer hours even though based on the piles of snow outside summer isn't coming...............
|Haddock breaded with rice krispies and flax (had to get creative when cooking with someone else's wheat-filled pantry), roasted sweet potatoes, marinated salad and creamy broccoli salad. Great veggie heavy meal that was delicious. Very alkaline - pat on the back to my Mom!|
|I already shared this recipe - but I think I ate a piece (okay maybe two) of this peanut butter slice quite a few days in a row so it was kind of a staple this week. Not very alkaline but I offset it with lots of veggies so hopefully I'm okay.|
|Hot pumpkin Chia and Hemp pudding. With some pumpkin yogurt on top. Sprinkled with raisins, coconut and way too much cinnamon. But its okay - cinnamon is great for your metabolism so don't be shy.|
|Spaghetti squash (rescued from my Mom's since they weren't being eaten) topped with Parmesan and meat-sauce. Our first batch of meat-sauce that was grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free. It was delish!|
|I whipped up another spaghetti squash casserole with the leftovers. Some grilled chicken breast and roasted beets. Did you know beets taste like candy and are awesome on salad?|
|Another cabbage and ham soup topped with pepita's - we seriously eat a pot of this each week. Cabbage is GOOD for you. Do it!|
|Asparagus. Haven't had it in forever. Was so missing out. Love it. With leftover spaghetti squash casserole and nitrate free honey garlic sausages.|
|Some kind of desperate attempt at "dessert". Can't remember what went in but I think some combination of coconut milk, Chia seeds, cocoa, Stevia and maybe yogurt. And topped with more dark chocolate of course.|
|Beef and Pork Paleo burgers with roasted sweet potatoes. Notice anything unusual??? Hubby forgot that I don't eat processed food so I got a piece of a "one molecule away from plastic" cheese slice melted on top. I would be lying if I didn't admit is was damn good. Sorry - it was. I could have removed it but its bad for the environment and socially irresponsible to waste food. Yup - that's my story!|
|Salad - we ate lots of greens this week. I had to make up for a weekend of eating away from the house which entailed more carbs and less greens than usual.|
|Hot Chia and Hemp Seed Protein Porridge with Pumpkin. Yummy!|
|Chicken salad with apples and curry. A modification on my Paleo Chicken Curry Apple recipe. I didn't have time to look up my proper recipe. It was still good but my original recipe was better. Try it.|