Friday, November 20, 2015

Day 20: Saturday, November 21st

Day 20 Agenda:
  1. For Day 20, you will be preparing for your last intermittent fast of this challenge. So, tomorrow night will be your last meal before Day 21 and that does not mean to pig out! Eat normally and then on Day 21 fast for as long as you can until hunger gets the best of you;)
  2. Perform a 30-60 minute moderate aerobic exercise of your choice.
Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast- Loaded Baked Cauliflower by last month's participant, Kristina!
Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, broken down into florets
1-1/2 tbsp. organic butter (full fat...kerry gold brand is great)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or canned coconut milk)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided

1/4 cup sharp cheddar (remember dairy is only in moderation-find raw/unpasteurized/full fat dairy)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped (antibiotic free, no nitrites/nitrates, no sugar, i.e. Applegate brand)
1/2 tbsp. dried parsley

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam chopped cauliflower in the microwave, along with butter and 1/4 cup of water for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until fork-tender.  Let cool for 10 minutes. Combine steamed cauliflower, coconut milk, half of the parmesan cheese, and all spices except for parsley in a Ninja or similar-style blender. Puree until smooth. Pour cauliflower puree into 9" x 9" or similar baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Top with remainder of parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and dried parsley. Bake for 25-30 minutes until heated through and slightly browned on top.  

Lunch- avocado egg salad

(pic and recipe from theroastedroot.net)
Try THIS easy recipe for lunch:)

Dinner- paleo chicken pot pie

(pic and recipe from everyday maven.com)
I'm a sucker for casserole's. They are easy and tasty! Check out this recipe HERE, but honestly, I think you could do without the crust and it would still be delicious. 

Document:
-how you increased your daily movement
-moderate aerobic exercise
-relaxation techniques tried
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}
-satisfaction level with meals
-hunger level between meals
-struggles
-benefits