Looks like California is finally getting it’s share of long-overdue rain. I enjoy the rain, and the dramatic skies, and the fact that the cloud cover tends to bring temperatures back up into the 50s, instead of the 30s-40s (yep, wimpy California girl here). I had breakfast and lunch prepped ahead of time since I eat both meals at work, but I was ready for something new at dinner time. Husband and I decided on a stay-home movie night so we could chill with our dog (she’s a rescue pup, and the stormy weather really freaks her out) so I went with an easy, comfort-food sorta meal. Here’s the details of the day:
Breakfast: Big bowl of steamed broccoli with bolognese sauce from last night. This may not seem like a traditional breakfast, but I stopped eating sweet dishes (pastries, pancakes, etc) for breakfast years ago, and this was just easy to put in a container to go this morning.
Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Egg Cups (these are perfect for a ready to go breakfast, too) with avocado, radish and some garlic mayo (I admit, I love the pairing of blue cheese with buffalo sauce, but staying dairy-free during all 21 days. Homemade garlic mayo is a pretty great fill-in for now.)
Afternoon Snack: I’ve been looking for a way to add collagen into my day, and I’ve never been satisfied with adding it to coffee (I’m picky about my coffee, and I can always taste it in there). A smoothie seemed like a perfect way to incorporate it, but with fruit being very limited during this plan, I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. Thankfully, the 21-Day Sugar Detox guidebook has a couple coconut smoothie recipes, and seriously, I will keep making these regularly after the detox. SO good. I made the Orange Creamsicle smoothie and it was like a freaking milkshake. Amazing how citrus and vanilla can create the idea of a sweet flavor, and with the collagen peptides and coconut milk, this was pleasantly filling.
Dinner: Husband-approved dinner! I roasted a huge pan of crispy potato cubes for him (none for me, I still haven’t made it back to regular work-outs) and then fried up a pan of peppers, onions and corned beef. I used my homemade mayo to turn into a sorta russian dressing sauce, and with a little sauerkraut we had big plates of “deconstructed” Ruebens (I had salad on the side for more veggie). I wish it had been light enough to get a decent picture, but January just isn’t the best for dinner pics. I will try to recreate this (it would also be great for breakfast with some fried eggs) and get a pic and basic recipe to post.