Today was the first day of my family's 10 Day Pledge to eat Real Food. I think it went pretty well! My husband and I agree that we weren't really tempted by any food that didn't follow The Rules. My daughters did great also! I'm super proud of them for saying 'No, thank you' when they were offered Goldfish Crackers! Way to go, girls!! That being said, I have the feeling the novelty is going to wear off and it's going to be a looong 10 days for them! We shall see!
I thought it would be fun to document every meal and snack that I eat during my 10 Day Pledge. I'm feeling very accountable like back in my Weight Watchers days! I'm finding myself skipping that spoonful of almond butter out of the jar because I just don't want to take a picture of it! I definitely found myself snacking less today, but I didn't find that I ever really got hungry at any point. That tells me that I eat too much during most days. Out of boredom? Habit? Fun? I'm not sure, but oftentimes it's not out of true hunger. Definitely something I need to work on and I'm hoping this 10 Day Pledge helps with that. So here you go - here's what I ate on Day 1:
Breakfast was my normal Iced Coffee with whole milk and Overnight Oats with a tablespoon of Almond Butter.
Lunch was a homemade whole wheat tortilla filled with sauteed peppers, onions and Monterrey Jack cheese with some Ground Cherries on the side. Have you had these things before? We have them in our garden and they are Ah...Mazing! They are actually a tiny little tomato that grows in a husk, like a tomatillo. I've never had them before and I just can't get enough!
My afternoon snack was a slice of watermelon with some sea salt. I usually buy seedless watermelons but the farmer convinced me that the seeded watermelons are the ones that Mother Nature made so I bought a seeded one instead. I have to say, I didn't find the flavor to be superior and the seeds were such a nuisance. Anyone out there have any knowledge on the matter? Were seedless watermelons created by a scientist and born in a lab?
Dinner was a Pizza Stuffed Pepper (stuffed with brown rice, sauce and cheese) served over a bed of arugula & spinach drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
I didn't officially have dessert tonight but I did lots of 'sampling' of the Honey Vanilla Ice Cream I'm working on for tomorrow! I can't wait to try it tomorrow night!
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!