Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 9: January 19th, 2016

Day 9 Agenda:

1.   Avoid eating foods that have a label. This might mean you will need to find fresher foods from co-ops, farmer's markets or other whole food stores. This will give you the opportunity to learn how to make your own dressings, dried fruits, or nut butters!



 2.  Avoid media. We spend so much time in front of computers, phones, our TV, etc. You may have to be in front of a computer all day at work, but if that is the case then limit the extra media. Set a time limit of twice a day for extra media. Focus on the most important things {email, news, etc.} and then close the device. Also turn devices off a few hours before bed to ensure a good nights rest. You might also try to put on screen dimmers/filters, such as f.lux.

Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfastham, apple and sweet potato scramble

{pic and recipe from paleonewbie.com}

So, I have heard of this interesting recipe many times and have been meaning to try! Find the recipe HERE

Lunch- tandoori carrot recipe here

Make this as a side dish to chicken, beef, etc. DISCLAIMER: this recipe contains greek yogurt, so, remember, if you are looking to lose weight during this challenge then stay away from dairy. 

DinnerCrock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken { <-click link}
{Sorry for the poor quality picture!}

Dessert- zucchini "bread"
Ingredients:
  • 1 medium zucchini shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw buckwheat honey (or any raw DARK honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (buy the real extract or make your own)
  • 1 Tbs pumpkin spice or apple pie spice
  • 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
Shred whole zucchini with a cheese grater into a bowl. Mix with eggs, oils, honey and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly beat in dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan or cup cake pan {I used mini cup cake pans and cooked for about 15min.} Bake at 350 for about 40min or until toothpick comes out clean!


Take some notes!
-how did you increase your daily movement?
-how did you do with avoiding food labels and media?
-relaxation techniques tried?
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}?
-satisfaction level with meals?
-hunger level between meals?
-struggles?
-benefits?