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Clean Eating Day 2

Yesterday was day two of my mission to overhaul my eating habits. It was harder than day one. I went to a church function where they had doughnuts and apple cider afterwards. I was really strong and didn't eat any. But I made the mistake of bringing some of the extras home to my family. Let's just say I have never been so close to tackling someone to steal their doughnut. They smelled so good! And doughnuts are one of my favorite, favorite treats! Truthfully, the only reason I didn't eat one was because I knew I would have to admit to it here on my blog.

On day two, I noticed that I don't stay full for very long and need to bring food with me if I leave home. I also have to pee more often than normal. I also feel like I am spending a lot of time each day cooking food!On a side note, I had a major failed attempt at poaching an egg.

But my dinner was absolutely scrumptious, even without pasta or rice:

I made sauteed chicken, zucchini and mushrooms with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasonings. I used just enough oil to keep things from sticking to the pan. It really hit the spot!

Here's what I ate the rest of the day:

* Banana
* Smoothie: spinach, orange, cantaloupe, strawberry, banana
* Cantaloupe
* Hummus with cucumbers
* Apple
* 1 egg (failed poached egg)
* 2 cooked apples with cinnamon
* Refried black beans with salsa on top
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  1. I hope you don't mind a suggestion. Try upping your protein consumption. Hard boiled eggs, apple with almond butter, handful of nuts, sliced chicken, or even bacon slices. And almond milk actually has more calcium and vitamin D than regular cow's milk. You can get your vitamin D and calcium from your veggies too vs. fatty cheeses. I hope you don't mind the input. :) And yes, eating this way creates you to be in the kitchen prepping 24/7!

    1. I don't mind the suggestion at all! In fact, I've been feeling like I needed more protein. I started the day today with three eggs, so hopefully I'm doing better today.

  2. You failed at poaching an egg and you didn't call me? I know all the secrets.

    Quinoa would definitely help you in your protein needs. I thinly you'd like it too. it is kind of like rice or cous cous, but way healthier., more protein per ounce than meat!

    1. I know, I know. I even looked up a tutorial. I dropped the egg into the swirl and it just splattered everywhere. Dangitt!

      I think I am going to get some quinoa at the store tomorrow. Anything grain-esque would be SO delicious right now!

  3. What's a good way to cook quinoa? I like the Far East? Near East? boxed stuff but I'd like to make my own. I cooked some according to the directions but it was so bland.

    1. I use quinoa like I would use rice. It's really good WITH stuff. Here's a recipe that I haven't tried but it sounds really good:

    2. try this quinoa recipe:
      It is light but so tastey. I like to make a big batch then my hubby and I can take it for lunch all week. Also good with a little shredded chicken or tuna.

  4. If you have a Winco grocery story near by they have quinoa in the bulk bins for a decent price. I've found it's great with Mexican flavors-lime, black beans, corn, cilantro!

    1. I have a Winco just a few blocks from my house and I was planning on getting my quinoa from the bulk bins. Great minds think alike! It is so much cheaper that way.


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