Very weird vegetable choice this morning. I had about half of the green beans and mushrooms cooked with balsamic from last night, so tossed that in a pan after the pancetta was done, and added the last of the bag of spinach. After that was done, I added a couple eggs to the pan. So, breakfast had a weird pancetta/vinegar/spinach flavor. Not bad, but not worth revisiting. The avocado is the last of one that ripened in about 5 minutes!
Gympact has a vegetable/fruit pact option now and I'm kicking it. You take pictures of your fruits or vegetables, send them in, and after you make your pact (mine is 7 a week - easy peasy), you earn a little money. If you don't make your pact, you have to pay. I can't see me ever not making it.
The pool today was great. We did all sorts of different stuff and I truly feel like I've worked out. I let the instructor know that I was weaning off of class and into laps, but that it's hard because I love the people I've met. I did not stop on the way home for a water. I felt it was in my best interest to come straight home, so I did. And oh my, check out this lunch.
This was a total experiment based on something a friend posted in the Post W30 Facebook group. Apples, Japanese sweet potato, 2 orange juice ice cubes, freeze dried cranberries, cinnamon, and some water. I brought it to a boil and then simmered until all ingredients were squish tender (about a half hour). I added a blop of coconut cream to give it a little gusto. I pan fried the leftover steak (it was already cooked so all it needed was a good warm-up). This is a Whole30 success. You can use fruit juice for cooking, so that's good. I still have two trays of the orange juice cubes! I keep thinking I'll use them with chicken, but it's always forgotten. One of my prior observations was how brown everything was. Now I experiment a little more with green and red, and my meals are definitely not all brown. Day 2 continues.
Parsnips and broccoli really don't make a great mash, but I tried it! The chicken, on the other hand, was great. It was dusted with Greek seasoning and baked in foil. I opened the foil for the last 15ish minutes and broiled to completion. I have half of it left for a Waldorf salad tomorrow. I'm going to use coconut milk instead of mayonnaise and see how it goes.
Day 2 has gone well. The Nick's Sticks (beef sticks) came today. Richard and I both tried one and they were pretty good. You expect them to taste like a Slim Jim, but they don't. They're not seasoned quite as heavily and don't have the squish in the center that I can't stand. Overall, I think I like them. I need a grab protein and these should do. I cook 90% of the time, but there are moments when I just don't have what it takes to prepare a meal for whatever reason. Protein is important not only for Whole30 and paleo, but for my diabetes.
Let's wave buh bye to Day 2!