Today was an absolutely beautiful day! I love it when it’s nice like this on the weekends. It inspires me. Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s not. Today, maybe less so.
So, I didn’t really cheat. But I wasn’t that great either. My day desperately needed more vegetables. And less things trying to be bad things. Again, I have no pictures, but here’s how my day went down:
Breakfast= Onion Sausage Scramble
So yesterday I mentioned that I made my own breakfast sausage. Turns out it really was as good as I’d tasted when I first made it. This morning after church, I came home and sauteed some onion slices, mixed in a bit of the sausage, and scrambled some eggs with it. It. was. GOOD! Like, really good. I also had some strawberries and blueberries to round out a very satisfying breakfast. I used the rest of the sausage to make a frittata that I’ll explain tomorrow.
Lunch= Deconstructed Andouille Sausage Sandwich
This is where I probably could have been better. Meal two was also sausage. To my credit, this was a link of Trader Joe’s chicken andouille sausages, one of the only sausages made without added sugar (and only 4 points on the Weight Watchers Points Plus program), so there are many ways it could have been worse. But still… sausage. Inspired by last night’s dinner, I ate the sausage with a little mustard on top, a Romaine lettuce leaf, and a few pickles.
Snack= Chocolate “Pudding”
I found a recipe on Pinterest labeled as Whole 30: chocolate pudding, which is made with only a mashed banana and cocoa powder. I cant remember the last time I went a full week without chocolate, but oh my… even the bitter chocolate pudding was delicious! I’m not really sure this is in line with the spirit of the program; after all, bananas mixed with eggs to make “pancakes” is not allowed. I won’t do it often, but it was definitely a treat!
Dinner= Ham and Carrots
A few months ago, I worked with some composer friends from church to record an album, and tonight we had our CD launch party. I was iffy about going, because I didn’t know if they’d have anything there I could eat. But I’d already RSVP’ed before I decided to do this program, so I went. Technically, none of the food was program approved. But it could have been worse. I had some honey baked ham (but I took the skin and crust off) and some baby carrots. I know there was some added sugar, but it was either that or nothing, and I was actually a bit hungry.
Some good, some not so good things today. The good thing is that I wasn’t tempted by the off-limits things at the party: bread rolls, broccoli salad, pasta salad, strawberry pound cake, chips and salsa, wine… But I also didn’t eat as many nutritious foods as I would have liked. I guess Sunday is a good day to be a bit relaxed, but I want to keep myself strict on this. My body still has to process the bad with the good. This week will be better. I have a meal plan all ready. Week 2- Here I come!