Off we go! I am feeling clean, focused and good so far. I know I'll probably feel tired tomorrow (from experience), but today has just been full of good food and sunshine (and pee breaks).
I think what you will find is that CFC means amazing, delicious food. It's really not hard, people.
Breakfast: (get used to this... I will probably have it every day)
Coffee with soy milk. Oatmeal with a pile of blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Within 5 minutes of finishing this bowl, I was pedaling away on the bike trainer. Totally satisfying.
(sorry, no exact measurements)
Cook 2 cups of Quinoa per package directions. Let cool.
Add one big can of Organic Garbanzo Beans
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper
3-ish tablespoons of the Carrot Pistachio Pesto described below
Chopped fresh mint.
After errands! Smoothie with bananas, blueberries, 2 cups baby spinach, orange juice.
Afternoon Snacks: I had a handful of almonds, an orange, some strawberries, and a banana with almond butter. And water, water, water.
My friend Suzanne is joining me for the CFC, and we traded some food (I love this benefit). She gave me a container of Tempeh Peanut Veggie soup, so that's what I'll have for dinner tonight, with a spinach salad.
Tomorrow, I'm back to work, and my very beautiful healthy lunch is already packed.
Earlier in the week, I had a massive CFC prep day. I made a mess of the kitchen, but I'm totally set for the week.
I made, and have in my freezer:
For quick lunches or sides during the week, I cut up and roasted a gigantic butternut squash. After it was soft, about an hour at 350, I pureed it with salt, pepper, cayenne, and some maple syrup. I love this stuff. And it's filling.
I also made and have in the freezer a bunch of spicy black bean burgers and Carrot-Miso soup... I'll post recipes for these later in the week.
Good luck, everyone!
Bloggers who are doing the CFC with us: (want to be on this list? leave a comment!)
Suzanne @ Casadecarver.blogspot.com
Willow @ Myowntrail.blogspot.com
Jill @ lifewithscouty.blogspot.com