It’s no big secret that I’ve been working hard on some changes to my diet and cross training. I’m running regularly, but I haven’t been reaching the higher mileage because frankly, I’m tired. I’m working out 4-5 days a week in heavy lifting and various cardio cross training and I do enjoy that.
But I knew I needed to change the sugar. I will never be 100% sugar free because fruit has sugar and I’m not crossing off any food that grew from the ground or had a momma..except beets and swamp animals. Sugar is in a LOT of things, but I’ve eliminated 90% of what I was consuming 2-3 weeks ago and I am amazed at how much better I feel. Is it al in my head? Maybe.
But I don’t care.
I feel better about myself knowing that I’m giving my pancreas a big sigh of relief and a rest from constantly trying to sputter out some insulin. My pancreas is tired and broken down, and I need it to last as long as possible, even if it has a bad thermostat.
Now, on to the food for the past 3 days. I’ve made some good stuff lately. I have 2 new cookbooks that are right up my clean eating alley. But none of these dishes came from those cookbooks. I’m really just excited that I have new cookbooks.
Tongue-singeing White Chicken Chili. 1 Jalapeño with seeds and 2 full Pablano peppers do not make Jane a dull girl. This stuff made me sweat. And that potato trick was worthless. It was still just as hot. I needed the Real Men Of Genius Blue Aluminum Bottle Maker to bring me something. I really did feel like I was running wind sprints on the bottom of an active volcano.
- 1.5 lbs of chicken breasts
- 3 cans of white beans
- a few cloves of garlic
- 1 cup of onions-chopped
- 1 jalepeno pepper—NO SEEDS!
- 1 pablano pepper- NO SEEDS!
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- seasoning of choice. I used Penzey’s Adobo and Chili Con Carne
Cook chicken with seasonings in pan. In Large stock pot, saute veggies until onion is translucent
In a small bowl, pour 1 can of beans. Use a fork or potato masher to smush to oblivion. Add to pot along with chicken, broth, and other 2 cans of beans. Cook an hour or so.
Cook chicken. Put in crock pot. Add veggies (no need to saute’). Smush 1 can of beans. Add to crock pot along with broth and other 2 cans of beans. Cook all day on low.
- 8 eggs, whisked up
- 3-4 small red potatoes
- sausage of choice-pork or chicken or turkey. Cook sausage.
- chopped tomatoes
- cheese of choice. I used bits of goat cheese.
Get one pan the size you want your frittata. Make sure it is oven proof to 350* I used a ten inch pan
In small saucepan, cook potatoes while other stuff is cooking. Boil on med-low heat approx. 15 min.
Cook sausage. Remove to bowl.
Cook tomatoes, garlic, onions, and kale. Cook until Kale is wilted. Remove to bowl.
In frittata pan, layer the following:
- Pour eggs over this
- add cheese
Cook over low-med heat until center is beginning to set. Finish in oven 15-20 minutes on 350*
The day is so much better when I have my food. If I leave the house at 5am and not return until 5pm, I need a lot of meals and snacks that I can depend on.
- mocha shake (protein powder, cocoa powder, banana, pb, coffee, milk). The protein powder has Stevia. No sugar in the rest except milk. Cocoa powder is my lifesaver lately!
- carrots, yogurt dip
- cucumbers, pumpkin salsa
- Siggis and granola
- Oatmeal with flax, bee pollen. PB and granola to add.
- slice of frittata
- Insanity on the Tongue White Chicken Chili and 3 bottles of water to drink with it. I may take a garden hose if I can fit it in the car.
- random tangerine and pear
Crazy Good Fajitas
5 rounds of 500m row. I hate rowing.
3 mile run
2 mile run later in day