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!