Monday, May 23, 2011

do.

cleanse recap: day three. 
on day three we rushed out the door first thing in the morning, so i grabbed my water bottle and a lara bar. it was sooo yummy! (mental note: buy more lara bars.) piper went to preschool, quinn and i went to the Y to work out. well...quinn played in the nursery, i worked out.  after that, we had some errands to run, so i threw some healthy snacks in the car in case i got hungry. being prepared is definitely one of the most important things you can do on the cleanse. it obviously takes more time and thought, but it's totally worth it. i tried to keep a healthy snack with me at all times and kept a bowl of raw almonds out on the counter all week. we went to target where i was bombarded by foods i couldn't eat. it was the first time i'd been in a grocery store since i started the cleanse. and honestly, i left the store in a bit of a funk. (not that my children's behavior helped the situation any...) once we got home i used some of the quinoa i'd made on day one to make a little southwestern style dish for lunch:
quinoa, tomatos, black beans, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno

that afternoon i made a pot of vegetarian chili to eat throughout the week.
if i'm following a new recipe, i just snap a picture of the ingredients so i know what i need at the store.

as that simmered, i made dinner:
lemon-dill salmon, green beans, wild rice

i felt pretty proud of myself for knocking out two meals at once. plus! i actually cleaned up the kitchen right away. (that never happens.) that was when i first started recognizing some of the positive affects of the cleanse begin to take place.

day 3 nutshell
food:
breakfast - lara bar
snack - carrots, berries
lunch - southwestern quinoa
snack - apple w/ almond butter
dinner - salmon, green beans, rice
feeling: not great, but slowly better
fitness: strength-training class, stationary bike

9 comments:

  1. What kind of Lara bar would you recommend?

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  2. Do you heat up quinoa and then add in all the yummies?

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  3. In case you're up for making the bars yourself!
    http://beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com/2011/05/homemade-lara-bars.html

    this is not my blog, but after you said how much you like the lara bars, I'm probably making a batch!

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  4. I would miss coffee the most! OUCH!!! But it sounds like a great experience. I sometimes do a few weeks here or there cutting out sugar and sweets, and I do feel a lot better. Your southwest version of quinoa looks amazing! I would lvoe that!

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