I realize the days have gotten away from me again as we had a busy weekend and our girls were home again today for Martin Luther King day. Wanted to take some time to catch up on what's been going on! It is Day 13 of the Whole 30 and we are still going strong and doing well!
This past weekend we travelled to Target and was looking for some healthy snacks to get us through when we are hungry and either wanting something quick, or we are out on the road and need a quick snack to hold us over until our next planned meal. :-) We picked p the following snacks to help us do that. You may note the Larabars...on the Whole 30 only certain ones are allowed. They are: cashew cookie, carrot cake, apple pie, cherry pie, pecan pie, coconut creme pie, banana bread and key lime pie. Some of the others contain vanilla extract which is considered alcohol on this diet... or another ingredient that you cannot have.
It is very important to read all the labels on your foods before purchasing. Even after completing the Whole 30 this should become a habit to help improve your health. :-) You'd be surprised how much sugar and artificial ingredients are in there!
The other items are freeze dried fruits, baked apple slices and other bars that are compliant. I must say they have really helped when I find myself getting really hungry and needing a quick fix! ;-)
I also experimented with unsweetened coconut milk. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but I gave it a try and it was bearable, lol. The tea is Lipton Pure leaf tea bags in a peach flavor (all natural ingredients). The omelet has onion, mushrooms, salt and spinach in it. The sausage is a chicken apple sausage I found at Walmart, also very good!! Finally was able to find a sausage without pepper so I was quite happy about that!
My red grapes, always washed and ready to go for a quick, sweet snack!! Grapes are delicious as a frozen snack too if you keep a few in the freezer.
This was a simple shrimp stir fry I made one evening too.
Kathleen has been making all kinds of new creations with her Rainbow Loom bands and most recently she made me this Tigger, which I absolutely love! She has her own little business selling them and I'm so proud of her!!
Hayley enjoying some time with a very spoiled rotten Elvis!! :-) She is preparing for her final exams! Hard to believe the year is half over already! Where does the time go?
And Mr. Blue Heron is back visiting our pond again....
What's new with you? How's your New Year starting off so far?
"If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." ----Martin Luther King Jr.