Day 6 is almost done and I think today may have been the hardest one yet - for me and my husband that is. Our girls did surprisingly well under the circumstances! See, today is Sunday which normally means a lazy-ish day for us. We had a pretty un-planned day planned. Though that sounded nice in theory, it didn't work out so well while doing the 10 Day Pledge. Let me share:
Breakfast was Iced Coffee in a dark and dreary living room - thank you unseasonably cool Pennsylvania summer! A few hours later I made a Green Smoothie and paired it with a Whole Wheat Banana Pecan Muffin from the freezer.
This is where it all fell apart for me. We were out shopping when hunger hit and hit hard. Luckily, I had almonds in my purse so I had a handful of them to hold me over. I knew our next stop was at Whole Foods for some food shopping so I figured I'd grab some lunch there. When we got there I was thrilled to see that all of their Prepared Foods have the ingredients listed on the label so I was able to find something that followed The Rules. I am still leery of most meat that I don't buy from the farmer's market and prepare myself so I stuck to vegetarian dishes. I did manage to find some options for my girls, but honestly, I feel their Prepared Foods are so overpriced that I wasn't willing to pay for sub-par food for me when I knew I could eat at home in an hour. The girls got Mustard Mashed Potatoes, Cooked Peas and Carrots and some fresh veggies from the salad bar. They totally loved their food! I had a few bites of their dishes and they tasted fine but I found them to be bland and, well, overpriced. My husband decided to hold himself over with a GT Synergy Citrus Kombucha, which we shared. Though it's pricey, I love this stuff and it follows The Rules! Once we were on our way home I broke open my emergency stash - A Banana Bread Lara Bar. Man! I did so good yesterday all because I planned! All day today I kept thinking of this phrase I heard often back during my Weight Watcher days: Failure to plan, is planning to fail.
When we finally got home I heated up some pizza from last night and had some hummus on Ak Mak crackers. Ahh....no longer hungry!
Dinner tonight was a quick Eggplant Parm. It was so tasty and satisfying, but not very pretty to photograph! I've made this dish a few times now and I think it's time to put a formal recipe together for you so you can have quick Eggplant Parm on a weeknight!
I'm so happy today is over. That trip to Whole Foods almost broke me. They have lots of good things to eat but so few items that follow The Rules. I'll be happy when the 10 Day Pledge is over and I can go back to my 80/20-ish way of Clean Eating!
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!