Hello! Guys, I’ve been slack … I haven’t blogged in ages. We have had a busy couple of weeks with work and winter sickness.
The other thing that has been taking up my time is my new eating plan / lifestyle change. A friend of mine is studying nutritional medicine and set me a food challenge to cut out carbs and all sugar and fast 16 hours a day (8pm – 12pm), for two to four weeks (depending on how I was going).
I am currently two and a half weeks in, and while I have had a few slips here and there for the most part I have stuck to the challenge.
I guess if you are looking for a mainstream diet to align what I am doing with it would be Keto, although I believe there are a few differences. I decided to give this a go because I have been struggling to lose weight despite eating “healthy” and exercising. I had also started reacting to highly processed gluten, and what we suspect to be a hormone imbalance.
So far it seems to be working, I will give you run down of all the results in another post. For now I thought I would share some photos of what I have been eating the last couple of weeks. I know it sounds very strict and kinda scary to say I have cut out carbs and all sugar, but honestly its not that bad. CHEESE IS LIFE!
BBQ chicken is a great quick go to meal or snack. I put it in lettuce cups and added homemade mayo for lunch on my first day.
My family loves pizza, and we often make it at home on a Saturday night. I made myself a cauliflower crust and topped it with ham, salami, mushrooms, olives and cheese.
Another quick go to weeknight dinner in our house is spaghetti bolognaise. I had the same sauce as the others but swapped pasta for zuchini noodles.
this was a very lazy but very delicious week night dinner. the others where having something else so I threw this together for myself. It’s just stir fried cabbage with bacon and cheese. CHEESE IS LIFE!
Grilled salmon on steamed broccoli and cauliflower with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of fresh herbs is so quick and simple and absolutely delicious!
this is another go to lunch for me, usually when I don’t have left overs from the night before. I just throw together a quick Greek salad and top it with a can of tuna. It’s not terribly exciting but its tasty and filling.
As I said, pizza is popular in our house. It’s probably Brian’s favourite food ever. So I made another one, this time using a base made from chicken and topped with pepperoni and cheese. It was a winner, sorry cauliflower crust.
a couple of years ago I bought Brian a smoker for Christmas, so over the weekend he smoked a brisket and I made a coleslaw style salad with my home made mayo and fresh herbs. and brocolini of course because it is amazing with a squeeze of lemon juice.
I make these little middle eastern spiced meatballs often, usually in a wrap with salad. But this time I served them with mashed pumpkin and a feta and walnut salad. Eve my darling fiancé loved this salad, and that never happens.
Herb and cream cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto with cauliflower mash. This. Was. Amazing! also do you like my pajamas in the background?
Guys … I lifted my game with this one. Brian has decided to join me on the challenge so I have been putting in a bit more effort to help him enjoy the meals. This was chilli con carne, with tomato and avocado salsa, sour cream and cheese crisps. I’ll say it again … CHEESE IS LIFE!
Last night we had garlic and parmesan chicken with mashed pumpkin and broccoli. It was quick and easy because I was also cooking birthday cakes filled with sugar and carbs, but it was tasty!
and last but not least, bone broth. Which I am drinking while I wrote this post because I am hungry today and can’t wait for the fast to be over.
I hoped you’ve liked seeing some of what we have been eating. If you want recipes or more information let me know!