Day 2 of the 10 Day Pledge is almost over and I have to say...so far, so good! Today the girls and I were out for a few hours right smack at lunchtime! We made it through our hunger with some snacks - a Lara Bar for me and homemade granola for them. We ate a late lunch, which led to a really late dinner. Their shining moment today was when they politely declined a free fudge sample at the farmer's market! I'm so, SO proud of them!
Breakfast was the usual Overnight Oatmeal with Iced Coffee. I realize that Overnight Oatmeal in a jar is pretty ugly to photograph. I'll see if I can come up with something more interesting for you tomorrow :)
My snack while we were out was a Cashew Cookie Lara Bar. What I love about these bars is they only have a handful of ingredients and most of them have no added sugar. This one has only 2 ingredients - dates and cashews. These are perfect to slide into your bag for when an unexpected stomach grumble hit!
When we finally got home for lunch I had whole wheat pasta salad with tahini dressing and a cup of organic applesauce. It's funny how reintroducing a simple food to kids really gets them going. We haven't had applesauce in quite a while and they went nuts over it! They both had seconds!
Our very late dinner consisted of a simple cheese quiche with a side of arugula. I love this dish! My older daughter still fights me on this one. When did she stop loving eggs???
Ok, this is it! This is the star of our show! Remember that ice cream I was 'taste testing' last night? Well earlier today I threw the cooled mixture into my ice cream maker and whipped it up for tonight. Wow! This stuff is amazing! Seriously amazing! I've been making ice cream for a few years but I've never really been able to nail the texture - it always comes out rock hard and/or grainy. I think this recipe may be the one I've been looking for my whole life! It's a simple vanilla, but rather than using sugar to sweeten it, it's sweetened with honey. I used local honey and....wow! Best part of Clean Eating. Ever! Now that I've talked it up, you guys probably want the recipe? Let me tweak a few things but I'll be sure to get it up on the blog before the end of summer!
Time to rest and relax and get ready for Day #3!
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!