So, I’m already a slacker and didn’t post our Sugar Detox update for day 8 (yesterday) oops. Blame it on the pregnancy hormones making me so tired I barely made it through dinner. Speaking of dinner, Daddy Grok’s parents and Grandma joined us for dinner. Grandma lives 3 hours away and we haven’t seen her in 2 years (doesn’t seem right, does it?). I digress.
Yesterday- Daddy Grok ate an entire bag of veggie chips. I thought they’d take the edge of his desire for Munchies (those Dorito things). . . with their salty crunch. . . but I didn’t realize he’d eat the WHOLE bag. This morning when I noticed the empty bag in the trash, I pointed out that was almost 100 carbs. His response, “maybe that’s why I haven’t lost any more weight. . . “. Um, yeah. My confession- I ate one of those muffins I made for the kids. Blame it on the baby in the belly.
For dinner we had crockpot chicken “taco” salad. I cooked the chicken the day before so all I needed to do was reheat. It would have worked just as well to cook it the same day, however I was actually trying to make the chicken for Monday nights dinner and it didn’t get done in time for our crazy evening, so it was Chipotle.
For the chicken- I simply put a stick of butter in the bottom of the crockpot and topped with frozen breasts. I then added taco seasonings and allowed to cook on low for most of the day. Then I shredded the chicken using two forks. This was GOOD. We enjoyed it on top a bed of organic salad greens with the usual taco salad toppings (no chips). The chicken was on sale for $6.00 (1.99/lb). Salad was $2.50 (we used more with this meal), other toppings- cheese ($3.00), salsa & sour cream ($1.50), and 24 hour soaked black beans ($1.49). Dinner for 10 = $14.49.
Yesterday’s lunch boxes for the kids – coconut flour muffin, cutie orange, carrot sticks, Stretch Island Fruit Leather, deli meat, & olives.
Today’s lunch boxes- Trader Joe’s seaweed snacks, some chicken from last night, carrot sticks, almonds, Larabar, & a banana. I’m not sure why she used the glass dishes instead of her Planetbox stainless case, but whatever. :-)
I should be taking pictures of Daddy’s lunch. Today I sent him with meat roll ups (meat, cream cheese, pickles, lettuce), salami and cheese, olives, & an apple. He still had carrots and pistachios at school.
Goal for the next week= stop eating so much heavy cream. Oops. It’s so darn delicious and we really like that sweet treat and have been enjoying it a bit too frequently (like 45 grams of fat/day in cream!). Add that to the cream I have in my morning decaf, and well, I’m sure I’m way over the limit. We will cut down the treat to once a week.
*Mama may also be a banana over her one banana limit most days. But, I’m not getting the horrid leg cramps I did last time (from potassium being flushed out of the body).