Day 7: Preparation is key

I have finally sat down from preparing in the kitchen. Oh man am I welcoming the break. We did all the shopping yesterday and got all the fruits and veggies cleaned up. I like doing it all at once in a vinegar bath in my sink. Very simple too, cold water 1 cup distilled vinegar and 1 tablespoon of salt. Mix and let produce sit for 30 minutes. Voila, clean produce that will last the whole week.

Ready to be jealous? We made a frittata this morning and it was pretty interesting. Chris really loved it. I liked it but I am starting to get sick of eggs.

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The plate on the left is Chris’s (you can tell by all the broccoli..yuck) and mine is on the right 🙂
Part of preparing for the week consists of making breakfast! I made those mini frittatas again but used prosciutto instead of bacon. That was a much better choice as there was no grease and the prosciutto got really crispy. I followed nomnom’s recipe minus the cherry tomatoes. Here’s the recipe.

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I’ll stop tempting everyone 🙂 I also made some Lara bars today. What an easy easy thing to make and a great lunch snack. 1 cup of pitted dates, 1 cup of nuts (cashews, almonds, pecans, etc) 1/4 cup of peanut butter(I used my almond butter) and 1 tbsp of water. Put in a food processor and blend till it sticks together. Add more water if needed. Then pull it out by hand and mold it into a rectangle on parchment paper and cut it into 12 bars. Then wrap it up in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.

Today marks 1 week on this insane regimen and I’ve noticed several results in this week. No more bloating!!!! I think my face has shrunk which is fabulous. I’ve had more consistent energy levels. I haven’t had a headache today or last night. I seem to be digesting food better too. I still haven’t slept too well but I think it’s getting better. More than likely I’m down a few pounds but I’m not a scale person (I like to be surprised when I go to the doctors office). I think all of that is great for just 1 week. Unfortunately I’m having trouble in the morning with a slight stomach ache. I think it’s just extreme hunger but it makes me feel just a little nauseous. I’m hoping that will start to go away so I can get up and feel super in the mornings.

I think I’m going to enjoy the rest of my evening with my hunny 🙂 he’s being a doll and is making us steak for dinner. Yum yum, I hope everyone stays warm tonight with all this wintery air moving in. I’m extremely excited for another day off work!

Goodnight friends,

Chris, Ash, and Alfie

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2 thoughts on “Day 7: Preparation is key”

  1. There are so many things in these recipes that I don’t even know what they are, how do you find them? After the month then what do you do? Is this like a cleansing thing to get rid of all the bad stuff in your bodies? You two have a nice evening and stay warm. It is almost 8 P.M. and it is down to 9 degrees here. Love you, Grand-ma

    1. Haha, we’ve found most of the stuff at wal mart. That’s where we do our shopping. And yes this is cleansing out all the toxins in our bodies 🙂 and believe me it’s working (headaches and such) we’re having so much fun cooking and trying new stuff! Have a great night love ya

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