Lunch, Dinner, Grain Free Diets

I decided that I would go to the grocery store to find some almond flour but it looks like they were all sold out which was upsetting, but I was still happy I got to casually chat with a personal trainer I do not know how long we chatted, but I do know the sun was setting when I went into the store and it was very dark when I came out. We got into an interesting discussion about carb cycling and grain free diets and how beneficial they can be. I will spare you the boring details of the whole conversation and tell you they are a great way to detox your body; especially since most of us (only me) tried to eat the whole thanksgiving pie. I know when you carb cycle you can burn fat but detox the whole body from a grain free diet. I may half to make this an every other week routine it can be pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

I had left over salad from dinner that I had for lunch today food always tastes better the next day..
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I had to improvise with my almond flour pancakes I used almond butter instead they came out pretty good I had two of course one disappeared from the plate; I also try to make a spinach and yellow bell pepper egg frittata didn’t come out to well.

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Big Bowl of Candy

When I woke I didn’t feel like eating at all then after my workout I felt a hunger pain that just did not want to go away. I wanted to eat the whole kitchen if I could; thank heavens that I had fruit lying around because I almost had a relapse on my low carb challenge this week. I guess that is why they tell you to “have a light snack before you work out (at least now I know)”; I doubt if I will remember to eat the majority of the time before I work out but I will try even if it requires planning.

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The fruit bowl I ate today was very sweet like a big bowl of candy I used 3 persimmons, 1 apple, and 1 dry fig I love figs they are so good. I know I did not post my low carb dinner last night, I got home from work so late and by the time I was done making dinner all the light left my house. I did have leftovers for lunch today so I will be able to show you what I ate last night…

Granola Morning

I finally was able to beat the dark and woke up way ahead of time; I was excited that I got to work out and I had time to make a single serving of low carb granola. The beauty of waking up ahead of time in the mornings; you get extra time to do all those important things that you forgot to do yesterday (I have so many). I cannot say if I will keep this up but I do love, love the extra time.

Just add milk and banana on top and you have a complete breakfast

I had a craving for cereal when I woke up and when you are carb cycling that can be difficult; well I think this hit the spot and I will make sure I have a recipe coming up soon for all of you low carb lovers. The cereal had a nice crunch to it which gave it a granola feel.

Carb Cycle Dinner Day 3

Low Carb, Carb Cycle, Naturalista, Savy Naturalista, Paleo I am finally getting the hang of the low carb and carb cycle meals they are pretty easy once you know what to eat and what not to eat the possibilities are endless. I do find it tough to eat five meals a day. I just can’t do it; I barley can figure out what to eat with three meal a day add five oh man your killing me. I did take in to consideration that I am a heavy snacker so I just have two snacks to make up for my five meals; today I snacked on fruit leather, peanut butter, 3 figs and 3 dates. Today I had leftovers for dinner I made a lot of veggie meaty sauce that I will eat some for lunch tomorrow as well; I also added spinach tuna patties to the sauce to make a very flavorful dinner.

Sweet Potato Malt O Meal

I had a rough time getting up this morning I guess I am still not use to it being so dark out when I get up; it can be so annoying like today I missed my morning workout so now I half to work it out when I get home. I like to get my work out over and done with early in the morning so I do not half to work out later, but needless to say it has been difficult when there is no light out I am going to make the effort and not let the darkness defeat me.
I have been on a sweet potato kick for some time now or maybe it’s because the sweet potato, was the only thing I seen in the fridge that would not complicate breakfast so early in the morning. This malt o meal may not be like the original but it will fill you up.

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Sweet Potato Malt O Meal: 1 cup sweet potato, 1 tbsp. or 2 almond butter, 1 banana, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. In a bowl mash up one cup of sweet potato leaving a few chunks stir in almond butter with the sweet potato warm it up for about 3 minutes in the microwave; stir in the cup of milk and add the banana sprinkle cinnamon on top and enjoy. The best almond butter to use is the one that you get fresh from the grinder that makes almond butter right in front of you it gives you a great thick consistency of malt o meal; if not I would use chunky peanut butter. I also had a boil egg with my malt o meal.

Dinner time

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Today I ate more fruit leather then I can bare I hope I do not burn myself out of fruit leather but it is just so good. I had a dying cauliflower that needed to be use so I made a meaty sauce (no meat) that was to die for. The thing I love about cauliflower is how versatile the vegetable can be it can adapt to any taste so I am excited what I will be able to do. This low carb dish is perfect because I had a craving for an Italian without all the pounds.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pudding

Since I ate all my low carb bread yesterday I had to figure out what I wanted to eat this morning. I know meals should be plan ahead of time especially when you are on a diet and a low carb diet should defiantly be plan weeks in advance. This will help from making impulsive decisions that are not healthy and you will regret later (I always do). I like to work on a limb and that is what I did this morning besides I had filled up on water from my workout so I could hold out a little longer. This breakfast is pretty quick and requires that you have left over smash sweet potato in the fridge just sitting there waiting for you to figure out what to do with it; and when you finally do you come up with a delicious and healthy breakfast that will keep you full for a couple of hours.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pudding, Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pudding: 1 cup leftover sweet potato, 2 tbsp. chia seeds, and 1 cup milk I used almond. In a bowl add sweet potato and warm it in the microwave for 3 minutes add chia seeds, milk, and stir stir together very well. Let it sit until it thickens up add any sweetener you like I added ½ banana and cinnamon for sweetener.

I hope you enjoy I will have leftovers for lunch, and I will see you at dinner. What are your favorite low carb sweeteners? I am obsessed with coconut sugar they make a wonderful candy that is so good. What about you? Comment below I love comments 🙂

Monday Low Carb Lunch and Dinner

Today went by pretty quickly I ate a persimmon, fruit leather, and half of banana for my snacks today. I also went to the grocery store and I ( when am I not in the store) found a solid block of coconut sugar I have no clue what to do with. I bought the sugar (not thinking) because it was much cheaper than the granulated kind by 2 dollars so I had to pick it up, but now that my excitement has died down I see why it was much cheaper this baby is rock solid; it will be harder to work with I guess you do half to work harder for the little change you save. Well let me not bore you with the details of my grocery store adventures and get down to the low carb meals.

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I had a salad with a persimmon on top and low carb bread. I ate it all the bread (I have been snacking on it at work) so I will make another one tomorrow if I have time.

Monday Low Carb Lunch and Dinner, Savy Naturalista, Naturalista

For dinner I had saute sweet potatoes and cabbage in a tahini dressing served over shirataki noodles. I did not have seconds the noodles will fill you up and they are low carb and zero calories.

Carb Cycle Breakfast Day 1

Carb Cycle Breakfast Day 1, Low Carb Diet,  Naturalista, Savy Naturalista Carb cycle week has begun who is ready for the challenge oh yeah! This time I do not have a cold so I can get a little creative in the kitchen this week; I did not plan any dinners for this week so I will be going with the flow when it comes to dinner. I have not been to the farmers market in a while I only have one pack of grass-fed beef left so I will try to incorporate more veggie and seafood dinners this week; the veggies are piling up in the fridge so what a good excuse to use them all. With all that unlimited pie most of us ate it is time to burn some fat; for breakfast I had ½ banana, 1 egg, and low carb peanut butter bread with earth balance butter.

Murky Green Concoction

This Murky green concoction is not for the faint of heart if you hate the smell and taste of broccoli stalks this juice is defiantly not for you. I may not like the taste but I love the benefits that come along with this concoction. I am writing my confession and my detox post at the same time. I know thanksgiving is just one holiday not a holiday month but I made it a holiday weekend I have not been on my best behavior I ate more than what I should and I am still eating as I write this post. I know I know it’s said but my sweet tooth has just been killing me this weekend, however once I have a sip of this murky juice I know I will not crave sweets for a while(maybe for a day). I may need to have another one during the week I will wait to see what happens.
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Murky Green Concoction: 6 broccoli stalks and 1 pomegranate. I used a juicer for the broccoli stalks, and an immersion blender for the pomegranate. It will go down with ease if you sip peppermint tea with it.