From Kate's Plate: What I Ate 9.15.16
It's been a hot minute since I have added to this series. Mostly because I was busy with the move and traveling and not really in a great routine until this past week! Sheesh, that takes a toll on a lady ;)
I met with my functional practitioner yesterday and I'm feeling really hopeful about the future of my recovery plan. I will definitely have to blog about it. It goes FAR beyond just the adrenals, which I wrote about here.
Anyway, here's what I ate yesterday!
5:45AM Preworkout: Banana & Coffee
8:15AM Post Workout: Breakfast Soup
I LOOOOOVEEEE breakfast soup for breakfast! I whipped up a batch of chicken bone broth this week so I made some breakfast soup to use it up (instead of just drinking it). I kept about 1/3 in the fridge and 2/3 I freezed in an ice cube tray so I can take them out and use them as I need them :) Easy peasy.
Chicken Bone Broth
Onion & Garlic
Sweet Potato Matchsticks
Kale, lots of Kale!
Crockpot Shredded Chicken
A Pinch of Nutritional Yeast
12:30 PM Chicken Stir Fry
I actually batched about 5 containers of this stir fry, sans sauce so I could switch up the flavors if I felt the need throughout the week. It's making my lunchtime meals SUPER easy. I got these containers at Target and they are pretty big and convenient, although definitely one time use (they get soggy unfortunately).
On this day, I just dashed on some Hot Sauce and heated through.
Cauliflower Rice seasoned in Ghee and S&P
Sliced Peppers and Onions for Veggies
Shredded Chicken (again)
Can we just say YUM!! I made the Meatball Sandwich Burger with Marinara (actually, this was a leftover from earlier in the week) from Practical Paleo 2nd Edition. It's so tasty!! The first time, we used portobello buns, but this time I decided to keep it easy and just reheat the eggplant we had made and used a fork and knife to cut and eat... that's more lady-like anyway, right? ;)
I paired it with a HUGE garden salad I made... and of course, I made my own recipe and wrote nothing down and it was bangin'! I think it was something like ACV, a few dashes of Garlic Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Adobo Seasoning, and Squeeze of half a lemon.
Inside the salad: Sweet lettuce and kale, tri-colored peppers, cucumber, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds.
I found myself snacking quite a bit yesterday, which is somewhat unusual. I felt a little stressed, and notice I try to soothe sometimes with grabbing snacks..
I had a Siggi's 4% fat blueberry yogurt. Surprisingly, yogurt hasn't been bothering my face - I actually realized it was nuts (specifically almonds) that really caused some weird bumps on my cheeks and it makes me so sad! I'm going to keep them out for a little and see what happens.
I also had some pumpkin seeds and a truffle thing I made the other day that didn't exactly turn out because I melted the coconut butter too much. Still tasty though (just SUPER soft). I also picked some of the Artichoke and Spinach Dip (also from Practical Paleo 2nd Edition) with some Mary's Gone Crackers...until they were gone. Don't worry, I didn't eat the whole box in one sitting, there were just a couple left! :P
Well, hope this helps you figure out some meals or gives you some prepping ideas!