So...I am back into a clean eating frenzy. I need to drop these last 8 pounds to get to my next goal weight and now that the weather is warming up it's time to kick my butt into hyperdrive.
On Sunday I started replacing two meals a day with a healthy fruit smoothie (I still can't get into green smoothies, I've tried every combination and I just can't choke them down so those are a no go for me). For breakfast and for lunch I will have a fruit smoothie and in between meals I will have either a couple pieces of homemade jerky or a handful of nuts. I am down 2 pounds since Sunday so it is working. I even bought myself a cute cup to drink my smoothies out of to help motivate me.
This is what I am drinking for lunch while I am doing this blog post. It's one cup of frozen fruit, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. (I cut up a bunch of fresh fruit, portioned them out into 1 cup and froze them in little baggies. It's easy to grab a bag and throw it in the blender.) The fruit mix I used in this one is pineapple, strawberry and blueberries. SO delicious!
For dinner I have been coming up with really healthy recipes. Last night we had a Sweet Potato, Onion and Spinach Hash. You can eat it plain or top with a fried egg. My husband loved it and asked if I could make it again soon. I made enough to have left overs for my husband take to lunch so you can always cut the recipe in half if you only want enough for one meal.
This is the recipe for it:
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cups of fresh spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
crushed red pepper flakes
1. In a large skillet heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat until garlic has browned. Add onion slices. Cook until translucent.
2. Add sweet potatoes into pan. Season with Salt and pepper and if you like a little spice add some crushed red pepper flakes. Sweet potatoes soak up a lot of liquid so you may have to add a bit more olive oil while they are cooking. Periodically stir them around so they don't stick to the bottom of the pan. Sweet potatoes will be done when you can easily spear them with a fork.
3. Once sweet potatoes are done add the spinach. Cook the spinach until it begins shrink and wilt. You could eat it like this plain or top with a fried egg. You can't go wrong with either way!