Well today I am officially done with my 21 Clean Program detox. All in all it was not that bad. I truly enjoy smoothies and I love fruit and chicken so it was actually enjoyable. I feel like I have more energy and my skin cleared up. I also don’t feel as tired anymore. I did miss oatmeal, cheese, and eggs. It did make me realize that I have to incorporate more fruit and veggies in my life. I also learned from watching Dr. Oz: 28 Days to Prevent a Heart Attack the other day that I should be making the meat the side dish. I will keep that in mind. I did also lose 12.5 lbs while on the detox. I did not do this detox to solely lose weight but to do a beginning of the year cleansing. I am going to try to do this every new year. Lets see how that will turn out.
The bread that I made yesterday turned out ammmmmmmmaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzing! It was so good. I don’t know if I will ever buy any store bought bread anymore. It doesn’t compare.
For lunch I decided to make a panini with the homemade bread. It was yummy!
Here is what the sandwich contained:
- Kumato Tomato
- 1/3 avocado
- Chipotle mustard
- Boars Head Everroast Chicken meat
- Boars Head Creamy Havarti with jalapeno
For a mid afternoon snack I made some kale chips.
Here is how to make them:
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Wash the kale very good and dry with a salad spinner (opt for organic if possible)
- Put on parchment paper
- Drizzle or spray with olive oil
- Put some salt to taste
- Bake for 15 min or until leave are crispy but not brown
Voila! You made some kale chips!
I bought this wine at the Fresh Market. It was a recommendation from the wine guy at the store. It was given a 91 point score. So I decided to go with it and give it a try….
For dinner I made a Caprese salad with some homemade balsamic vinaigrette, fresh mozzarella, and kumato tomatoes on top of arugula. I also had a small piece of rib eye and a glass of wine. It was a good pairing.
Today I spent some time studying for my Biology class and upcoming SAT test. I also got into a kitchen organization kick after watching KERF’s post. It was really a motivator.
Here is some of the stuff that needed to be organized:
I got rid of old tupperware that was worn out or crappy.
I got rid of a few pans that had teflon scratched.
I reorganized this drawer.
I went through everything to make sure it was not expired. We went through it a few weeks ago but there were thing that were expiring this month. I also threw some old open stuff away.
I got rid of old knives in this drawer.
This afternoon I ran 3 miles. My knee has been killing me and I am getting worried since I will be running the Disney Princess Half marathon next month. I found out that it is my IT band and am gonna try am exercise called Walt Reynold's ITB special and I will also be using the handy dandy foam roller. We will see how this goes. I hope this gets better! Well see ya guys later! Bye!