So, my husband and I rarely go out to eat during the week, but when the weekend rolls around, a brunch (or breakfast) is sort of our go-to morning tradition. I get a break from cooking, he gets to order things I don’t make at home (looking at you, spicy fried chicken with churro waffles and bourbon maple syrup), and we get to chill together while some one else takes care of us. I often indulge at brunch (hello, mimosa!) but during the 21DSD I’m dialing it back to stay on program. I think breakfast or brunch is one of the easiest meals to eat out (even with the heady smell of pancakes all around) because every breakfast spot has eggs, bacon and, hopefully, some veg to throw into an omelette or scramble. A simple “no toast” keeps the grains away, and if you are on an energy modification, you can go right ahead and enjoy those potatoes.
Brunch: Carnitas hash with mushrooms, asparagus, red onion, spinach, and tomatoes, plus two poached eggs. This was served over hash browns, and I requested the gravy on the side (I’m sure it had to be flour based). This was indulgent, but packed full of veggies and protein. It was also easily the size of two meals, so perfect for a brunch.
Post-gym snack: Lime in the Coconut smoothie from the 21-Day Sugar Detox guidebook. I added a big scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides to bump up my protein, and help my skin. This was like drinking a creamy, coconut margarita. Do recommend!
Dinner: Herbed turkey breast with cinnamon cardamom sweet potato mash and garlic spinach. Seriously, why limit this sorta stuff to Thanksgiving? I bought a locally raised, boneless turkey breast (the kind that is rolled and netted, it’s about 3 pounds total) and coated it in olive oil and herbs, then slow cooked on a bed of onions. I may never buy deli turkey again.
Daily steps: Over 13,ooo! I hit the gym for some stepping, and walked the dog in the evening, and generally kept busy with errands and housework. Not bad at all; weekends are great for me and walking.