Update on my injury – I go back to the doctor next Monday. Hopefully he will tell me I no longer need to wear this awful post-op shoe. I mean, it is cold outside (it is only going to be in the 60’s today!!), and I really want to wear my super cute boots! Plus, I have not worn anything brown in the past 5 weeks because apparently they don’t make brown post op shoes….
Update on the Challenge – I CHEATED!! Haha, I finally had one cheat in the form of alcohol…. Gin and tonic to be exact. It was yummy and I had a good time with friends! The funny thing is though that after I cheated, I did not feel the need to extend that bad habit to the next day. It was one little cheat and I moved on from there. I think that is one of the main things that I have changed through this Paleo challenge. I felt prior to the challenge, I would eat something “bad” and then need to continue eating that way the rest of the day or into the next day. After consuming my gin and tonic(s), I really wanted to eat some pizza or bread or something. However, when I got home, there was not a single thing non-Paleo in the house. My after drinking eats were pecans and acorn squash with red onions! Kinda weird, but they tasted amazing at 3am!
Update on food for the week - Each week, I try to think of something really unique to make for lunch that is easily transportable to work. And every week, I end up with the same few items! Not for lack of trying to add variety, but I think there are a few things that are just easier to pack for lunch. Omelets just do not transport well.
|Lunch Today: Vegetable Soup, Spicy Chicken Stew, and Broccoli/Cauliflower|
Here are 5 lunch meals that are great for transporting.
- Grilled chicken salad – I usually grill a load of chicken on Sunday and then eat it throughout the week. I love a salad with grilled chicken, homemade guacamole, and some spicy salsa. Yum, yum!
- Homemade vegetable soup – This is one of those throw all the vegetables you have in your fridge into a big pot with some vegetable broth and canned tomatoes and you have soup for the week.
- Crockpot Leftovers – Anything that you make in the crockpot usually will feed two people for a few days. Put the leftovers into single serving containers and grab and go in the morning.
- Roasted Veggie Bake – If you do not want soup, but still want a big heaping pile of vegetables, make a veggie bake. I usually will throw in squash, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers with a whole slew of herbs, fresh if I have them. Again, put these in single serving containers and you are all set.
- Turkey Burgers – You can make a huge batch of these and put them in plastic bags. Heat them up or don’t, they still taste wonderful.
~ Savannah FitNut aka Morgan McNeal