My husband started a new job this week (yay!) and needs to leave the house at 7.30am and I teach early morning online English classes, so I was a little worried about how we would be able to still make the Detox work for us.
Monday was pretty crazy! I don’t teach on Mondays, but I had some friends coming for lunch and was scheduled to go help a sick friend with house chores. I wrote out a cooking plan and planned to cook all the meals for the day at once AND also prepare for Tuesday. I mainly used recipes from the previous days in the plan to make it a little easier. I made Monday’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner AND Tuesday’s lunch all before 9am! Then, I fed the babies, got our stuff packed for later, jumped in the shower, and picked up the house right before our friends arrived for lunch! I slept very well that night!
After this, it should get easier because I’m just going to be making a bigger portion at dinner time so that we can have leftovers for lunch. I’m still struggling to find some easy snack options because since I am nursing, I am always hungry (not because this diet does not fill me up at main meals)! I have a stash of nuts and try to have some veggies and dip in the fridge and the edamames are yummy, but I wish I could find some approved granola bars that I can just buy and have a snack that doesn’t need any preparation!
If anyone has any recommendations, let me know!
Also, I made this delicious beef stew but AFTER making it, noticed that my beef broth contained wheat AND msg! Arggg…. oh well, live and learn.
Breakfast: eggs with avocado and spinach
Lunch: Walnut pesto chicken with quinoa and green beans
Dinner: Beef/veggie mix over brown rice
Snacks: nuts and a protein granola bar someone gave me (wayyyy too sweet — with dates)
We had a protein smoothie for breakfast and those turkey burgers for lunch. For snacks, we had nuts and edamame.
Breakfast: nut and nut butter smoothie
Lunch: Beef Stew leftovers
Dinner: Shrimp curry with water chestnuts and brown rice
Snacks: Creamy carrot dip with steamed veggies and a Veggie Mocktail (scary!!!)
Reflection for Days #6-8…
The night of Day #5 was the first night in weeks that my husband slept really well!!! Maybe his body is moving towards restoring balance! It has been challenging to stick with it while having a really busy schedule, but it has been working out for us!
Hoping that by changing our eating habits, we will find a cure to his insomnia and my high blood pressure!