Daniel Detox Days #6-8

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.

Day 6

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)

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Seasoning for my Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers

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Monday’s cooking: Walnut Pesto Chicken, Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers, and Beef/Veggie mix to eat over brown rice

Day 7

We had a protein smoothie for breakfast and those turkey burgers for lunch. For snacks, we had nuts and edamame.

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Beef and Veggie stew (It had celery, carrots, sweet potato, and onions in it)… the stew that had the unapproved beef broth in it — still delicious! :) Evie ate this with us over rice.

 

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Snack: Creamy Carrot Dip with Steamed Vegetables ~ The dip had carrots, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt/pepper. It was a nice change from hummus.

Day 8

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!!!)

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These are the ingredients in the veggie mocktail: celery, spinach, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and beets. Are you scared yet?

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Well, my mom will be very happy that I am finally using my juicer!!!

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Veggie Mocktail: It was pretty scary tasting — very strong flavored as you can imagine! it was not BAD but it was not good either. We added some grapes to it and it tasted much better. Next time, I will add some apples to it and I think it will make it better.

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Dinner: Shrimp Curry with Snap Peas and Water Chestnuts ~ The curry was not that good. It was very bland. I should’ve known better than to follow an American recipe for curry! I will try again with a Malaysian curry recipe next time — I added pepper and chill pepper flakes and it gave it more kick and that helped a little.

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!

 

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