Tea and Carrots.

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been up since 8 am because I drove my little sister to school and decided not to go back to sleep. Sometimes its nice to wake up early.

Lately, I’ve been drinking a glass of warm lemon or lime water in the morning. I’ve heard that this improves digestion, so I’m all for it! I also really like drinking with straws, so it gives me that excuse too.

For breakfast the other day I heated up a few strips of nitrate-free bacon and topped it with a fried egg, half an avocado, and some tomato slices. This breakfast was delicious! Avocado + salt seems to bring everything up a notch.

For lunch yesterday I mixed a can of yellowfin tuna with olive oil, salt, pepper, cucumber and sundried tomatoes and placed it over a salad. It was slightly salty due to the tomatoes.

For dinner I made some baby-carrot fries. I simply tossed them with a bit of coconut oil, honey, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and placed them in the oven at 425* for about 3o minutes. It’s imperative to make sure that as the carrots cook that there is enough oil to keep them from burning! I unfortunately had to throw out a few that were burnt to a crisp. Crispy is ideal for fries, but burnt crispy is not. I also heated up a turkey burger and topped it with some avocado, salt, and hot sauce! It’s a pretty good stand in for ketchup, especially if you like things spicy.

To wind down the day, I sipped on some White Vanilla Apricot Tazo Tea. It’s been sitting in my pantry for months so I should really start drinking it! Maybe I can make iced tea?

My bedtime snack consisted of equal parts blueberries and strawberries. So good at this time of year!

Monday started my “official” first week of going paleo/primal. So far, I haven’t had any crazy cravings for starches or sugar. I do miss chocolate sometimes, but I’d like to have a month of eating pretty clean before I start to add in indulgences. A lot of people in the paleo community call the occasional chocolate or dairy “cheats” but I really hate that word, so indulgence it is. I’ll be updating about my paleo experiment in more detail sometime soon.

Until then, enjoy your Wednesday!

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20 responses to “Tea and Carrots.

  1. Your breakfast looks so yummy!! And the baby carrot “fries” idea is genius. How have I not heard about this before?! Happy WIAW!

  2. I really like iced tea. When it’s hot,I simply brew up a large pot of tea & let it cool down. It’s so refreshing with some ice cubes or simply directly out of the fridge,plus my stomach likes it better than fizzy soda drinks! 😉

  3. That breakfast looks yummy! Avocado makes everything better. 🙂

  4. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal)

    I love eggs, avocado, and tomato for breakfast 🙂

  5. Those carrot fries look great 🙂 I’ll have to try to make them sometime…
    Happy WIAW!

    Julia
    http://polkadot-peony.blogspot.com/

  6. The world would be a darker place without avocados ;-)… right?! I adore them too!!

  7. I agree about the avocado statement…it makes almost anything better!

  8. Congrats on joining the Paleo/primal community! Excited to find another WIAW blogger doing it. Lots of vegans…I thought at first those were sweet potato fries. I’ve never heard of carrot fries but now I really want to try it. Also even though i try to stick as close to paleo as I can, I do indulge in extra dark chocolate. At first I hated it. But now when I have a bit of regular chocolate, I find it repulsive (too sweet). Thankfully according to Marks Daily Apple, dark chocolate is acceptable.

    • Thanks! It is hard to find bloggers who actually work with/enjoy meat! I would definitely try carrot fries because they’re delicious and pretty cheap.

      And I know what you mean about things being too sweet…the other day I was in a mood for cereal and was just like, “Why the hell not?” I took two bites and was pretty grossed out about how shockingly sweet it was! Plus, it made me feel kinda crappy. Weird how that works.

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