I met up with my friend Ashton, aka Tinkerbell and Battle Buddy, and she helped me go over several points of great nutrition. She also introduced me to the cookbook, Against the Grain by Danielle Walker. The recipes had variations of great recipes and ingredient replacements that are so yummy! I also started reading the cookbook, Practical Paleo by Diane Sanflippo and It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. It made me realize that there are so many areas of my diet where I could replace something that might not necessarily be providing my body with fuel and instead add spinach, fruits, etc.
It truly did inspire me to create delicious foods that not only tasted yummy but were providing my body with essential nutrients. I still am not calorie counting per say but I do check to see what can be replaced in certain recipes and we definitely have more fresh fruits and vegetables in the house. One negative aspect is that purchasing "organic" and something grain free can be rather expensive. Not everything that I cook or eat is grain free but we try our best because we definitely like the results. I started dropping weight and I feel better, which is really important to me. I know that to see really great results, it will take more time but i like what it's doing so far :)
Brunchtastic: Fruit Smoothie & Bacon-Egg Cups
Fruit Smoothie Ingredients:
- Almond Milk (2-4 cups) I used Almond Coconut Blend from Silk because it's delicious
- Whole Orange
- Half a bag of strawberries
- 3/4 bag of mixed fruit
- 6 ice cubes
Bacon-Egg Cups Ingredients:
- Cupcake or Muffin Tin
- Nonstick Spray (we used oil, but it was a little greasy because of that and probs due to the bacon)
Remove from the oven when eggs are prepared to your liking and serve!