Today is day 3 and often about the time that “carb flu” symptoms start raising their ugly heads. Luckily, though, neither Andrew nor I are experiencing anything unusual. It could definitely still happen, so I may have just jinxed us by even mentioning it.
Breakfasts yesterday and today have been my favorite meals. I make pancakes out of 2 eggs and 1 green-tipped banana (per serving) – just blend these two ingredients to make a batter and cook on the griddle as you would any other pancake. I like to top mine in plenty of butter, toasted coconut, and cinnamon.
This is what a “green-tipped” banana looks like.
Batter = 2 eggs + 1 banana per person.
Full pancake griddle and toasting coconut (unsweetened of course!)
Today’s breakfast was a salmon and spinach scramble, avocado, and kraut. Pretty tasty!
Yesterday’s lunch was romaine lettuce leaves wrapped around turkey, cucumbers, red onion, and tahini sauce, which is made from sesame seeds.
Dinner last night was odd, only because it was a strange combination. That’s what I get for not planning ahead. I made a pork loin in my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) which turned out dry (I didn’t use a recipe, but a client told me about slow cooking a pork loin with a jar of salsa verde. I’ve done the same with chicken which makes a flavorful, tender, shredded chicken. But in the IP, it was dry. I’ll adjust the cooking time next time.) I served it with roasted cauliflower and a simple green salad. The cauliflower was the best part!
Lunch today was leftover pork and cauliflower from last night. This afternoon I snacked on a small handful of nuts (macadamia and almonds) to hold me over until dinner. The fat content on mac nuts is very high, so a little goes a long way before you’re satisfied.
For dinner I made one of my favorite curry chicken recipes from PaleOMG. I didn’t have cilantro on hand, so my picture doesn’t do it justice, so see the link. I served it over cauliflower rice (from my freezer…thank you Trader Joe’s) and not the one in the recipe, which calls for honey.
Last, but certainly not least, was tonight’s dessert. I hadn’t had any fruit today, so I sliced up a green-tipped banana, sprinkled some cinnamon on top, added a dollop of coconut cream (just 100% coconut cream from Uwajimaya), and toasted coconut. Heavenly doesn’t begin to describe it and it’s a million times better than this photo would lead you to think.
I seriously almost licked the plate!
Boom! Three days down. We’re 1/7 of the way there!