I get a lot of people asking me what on earth I eat, being grain-free, dairy-free & sugar-free. So I thought I would do a bit of meal tracking to give you an idea of a "fairly" typical week.
Morning: Hot water with juice (family had fried eggs on toast)
Morning Juice: Apple & Pineapple & Ginger
Morning Tea: Apple on way out to Kalbar (near Boonah, to visit friends)
Lunch: (brought it with me) Frittata made from eggs, Crunchy Chicken Wings (My recipe: 1/4 cup cornflour, 3/4 cup almond meal, 3 tsps cajun spice mix, S & P - shake up in big glad bag, add in wingettes (I dissect my own organic chicken wings) and shake thorougly to coat well. Put on oven trays covered in baking paper & bake in mod oven till brown & crispy, makes a heap & they are very more-ish) and a big salad.
Arvo Tea: GF Fudge Brownies from Gluten Free Fix - these are totally decadent, I use coconut oil instead of butter, and agave syrup instead of honey. Also had Sea Salt crisps.
Dinner: (sooo tired, family had toasted Sandwiches back home) I had veges and hommous dip.
After: Cuppa with some Lindt Sea Salt Chocolate
Morning Juice: Apple, Pear & Banana in Blender (tastes as it sounds, very unexciting)
Morning Tea: Apple
Lunch: 2 slices of Roar Food Pizza base (raw,vegan) - topped with my homemade s'dried tomato pesto (s'dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, macadamias and olive oil), sliced avo, tomato, capsicum, cucumber, rocket and basil. So delicious & so filling. (Also had supplement w/100% juice)
Arvo tea: coffee, some quinitoes (quinoa snacks flavoured with cacao & a little sugar, heavenly)
Dinner: (family ordered pizza) 3 egg omelette (no milk, just add a little water) with sauteed chilli, garlic, & shallots. Big salad on the side - pea & radish shoots, rocket, carrot, tomato, red onion, dukkah sprinkled on top with lemony, garlic viniagrette.
After: Cuppa tea
Morning Juice: Apple, Pineapple, ginger, lime juice (nice and refreshing)
Morning Tea: 1/2 an apple, few pineapple pieces
Lunch: 5 Buckwheat Crispbread spread with s'dried tomato pesto and loaded with rocket, capsicum, pineapple, cucumber, avocado. (Also had 100% juice w/supplements)
Afternoon Tea: Banana soft serve (frozen bananas blended in food processor with a little water till soft serve consistency, kids love it) with Chocolate by the Spoonful (cacao, coconut oil & agave) drizzled over top. (& coffee)
Dinner: (heading to movies) Some of 'Betsy's No-Grain Multigrain Crackers with my home-made hommous dip: 1 tin of drained chick peas, some chargrilled veges (caps, eggplant), lemon juice, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tbspns of tahini/ peanut butter, salt, pepper & cayenne pepper, and enough oil/water to get the right consistency.
During Movie: Thomas Chipman's Beetroot Chips - love these! Only 3 ingredients: Organic Beetroot, Organic vege oil (non-gmo) & sea salt.
Morning Juice: Banana & Frozen cherries & sprinkle of cinnamon (definately a favourite so far, filling & sweet)
Morning Tea: Didn't need any, seriously filling smoothee!
Lunch: Huuuuuuge Salad: Rocket, pea & radish shoots, avocado, grated zuchinni & carrot, sliced beetroot & pineapple, sliced capsicum & cucumber, walnuts & my s-dried tomato pesto drizzle over top. (Supplements in glass of juice)
Arvo Tea: Yummy, yummy treat: Peanut butter Choc Chip bars, again from Gluten Free Fix. I use agave instead of honey and instead of normal choc chips I use 70% cocoa dark chocolate. I use less sweetener and chocolate and add in some nuts as well so as not to "overdo" the whole sweet thing! (& coffee)
Dinner: Apricot Chicken - brown off chicken pieces in coconut oil, remove, then add onion, garlic, ginger, sliced celery & julienne carrots to saute. Add 1cup home-made chicken stock and simmer till veges cooked, season, add 1 tin of baking apriocts (they pack more into them, and less of the sugary juice) & add chicken back in, mix well. Sprinkle with toasted cashews or almonds & chopped shallots. (Rest of family had it with brown rice, I had it without)
After: Cuppa Tea
Morning: Hot water with lemon juice
Morning Juice: Banana and frozen cherries, cinnamon - Again - LOVE IT!
Morning Tea: nothing
Lunch: 6 Buckwheat crispbread again with pesto and salad. Juice with supplements. 2 pieces of peanut butter slice.
Arvo tea: 1 crispbread with tomato & salami (tsk), coffee.
Dinner: Home-made Burgers - beef mince (about 750g), finely processed onion, carrot, celery & zuchini (about 3/4 cup worth), 2 eggs & 1/4 cup almond meal, bbq'd - YUMMO! Family had them on rolls with loads of salad & beetroot & cheese. I use lettuce leaves as my burger bun and load the meat patty up with carrot, tomato, cucumber, beetroot and fried onion. Totally divine, had about 3!!!!!
After: cuppa tea, 2 pieces of peanut butter slice - all gone :-(
Morning Juice: Frozen raspberries and freshly cut open rockmelon - not sweet enough.
Morning Tea: Pineapple
Lunch: Out for lunch at Cafe Republic with my hubby & 2 youngest. I LOVE ordering the chicken burger without the burger!! Beautifully marinated chicken fillet, lots of salad, some crispy bacon (tsk) & half an avo sliced, some mayo on the side (I do leave the cheese behind). With a short black.
Arvo tea: Fruit smoothee with coconut milk, cacao, banana, frozen berries & some avo. (with supplements), some vege chips.
Dinner: Leftovers on organic rye pizza bases for the family, I just had the leftovers: burgers with salad.
After: cuppa tea
AND I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow so may just have to leave it at that!
Things to note:
* I would give up if not for my own homemade pestos & dips - these are the backbone to most of my lunches & some snacks. They are easy to grab and taste great with veges, on crackers or drizzled over salads. My favourites: Sundried tomato pesto, Hommous (with chargrilled veges, or beetroot) and Avocado guacamole (Avo, lemon juice, little red onion, seasoning)
* For a df, sf girl I do still imbibe in chocolate occasionally. I have actually noticed that when I do have a few squares of choc at night before bed, I will wake up a bit phlegmy. I don't always cook very chocolatey treats for me or the kids but will do so if we are having visitors - so I am NOT ALWAYS, overstepping that mark. However, I am very fussy with my chocolate - only 70% cocoa dark choc (very minimal sugar & milk) will do.
* I try to keep quite a bit of frozen fruit in the freezer: cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and sliced bananas so as to always have fruit on hand when desperate.
* Eggs are my go-to when desp for a quick, healthy, tasty meal: frittatas, omelettes or just fried eggs with a big serving of salad on the side.
* This week I lost 1.5 kgs!!!!!!