Breakfast was plain scrambled eggs (same ole).
Lunch today- Doesn’t that look DELICIOUS?!?! It was. The bottom is 2/3 of a “loaf” of quick bread from Paleo Indulgences. I toasted it and topped with butter. Then I added over medium eggs and sliced up a bit of hand made marinated cheese (spicy!). In the end, I only ate half of the bread. . . I like it to sop up the runny egg yolks, but mine got a little bit hard so there wasn’t much mopping to be done. Plus, I was full.
Snack- Mocha “frappuccino” from Paleo Parents. I didn’t make the topping, because well, the idea of a meringue topping doesn’t appeal to me. I used a bit of real heavy cream instead of coconut cream, because hey, baby likes cream. I didn’t love this treat. . . it felt like health food, except there isn’t much health benefit to it. I can drink my coffee with heavy cream in the morning and snack on a banana. That said, if I could add a drizzle of maple I’d likely love it lots. I’m sure I will make it again (in fact I have more frozen coffee cubes in the freezer) as a deviation to my coffee and I’m guessing it may grow on me more and more as time wears on.
Dinner- a big, fat, hunk o’ meat. I don’t even know what the cut was. It was beef ($10 after a BOGO deal). Next time, I’ll marinate it before cooking. Anyway, it was definitely a-okay, just not awesome. We had it with organic broccoli/cauli/carrots ($3.49 for 2lbs) and some leftover soaked brown rice $2.00 (I know. . . seems like that’s becoming more frequent. Part of it is boredom, and part is worry that I need more carbs for baby and the kids need more carbs. . . I know this really isn’t true, but. . . ).
Despite my “cheats” (a serving of rice or beans a couple times/week), too much heavy cream, and some days- not enough veggies. . . I’ve lost about 3lbs. Considering I’m early pregnant. . . I’m not expecting (nor trying) to lose weight, but I can definitely afford to lose a few (or 20) pounds.
I forgot lunch box pictures today. Shame on me. I’ll try better tomorrow.
The kids get these yummy goodies. . . Do you know how hard it is to make tasty treats like this and NOT eat them? And my children don’t even appreciate what I go through. . . sheesh.
I made a quadruple batch. . . why? Because using 20 eggs sounded good to me. . . 🙂 Not really, but I wasn’t sure how many a single batch made and I have five children. We are trying to put weight on the skinny boy and he will eat treats. . . so he will get the majority of these.
You’ll notice I did a terrible job on my veggies today. My intention was to have a big, green smoothie along side my yummy egg lunch, but I really did want a salad in a cup unless I could add an apple and orange to it. . . so I was going to eat a salad. . . but, I forgot?!?!.