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)


Seasoning for my Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers


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.


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.



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!!!)


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


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


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.


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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