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Clean Eating Challenge: Day 15

20120606-075934.jpgTuesday, June 5
Day 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #5Mixed Berry Banana…again! A little tweaking = delicious!

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup PC Organics Unsweetened Almond Beverage
1 cup Europe’s Finest Frozen Mixed Berries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds

Morning Snack- the last 2 (finally) Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownies! I’m definitely going to make these again, but will either either freeze half right away, or make sure I have lots of people to share with!

Lunch – Today I had a lunch date with my friend Melissa and her little guy Dawson. We met at a little restaurant down near Fairy Lake called Cachet…the food was amazing!

I enjoyed a Pear Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans (with added Chicken) and Melissa had a Turkey Club on a Croissant with a side Caesar Salad.

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And here is a picture of Melissa with her son Dawson (left) and Tanner. So cute!

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Afternoon Snack – Pear and Almond Clusters

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Dinner – Eat Clean Chicken Quesadilla Casserole– This recipe is another one from Eat Clean Classic Comfort Foods 1012. This recipe was quick and easy to make, but didn’t turn out very ‘casserole-ish’. Maybe it was just mine, but it just fell apart and basically ended up being a pile of beans and corn with some chicken tossed in. There was very little cheese, and since it was only sprinkled on top towards the end of cooking, it didn’t help at all in keeping it together. It did taste pretty good, but overall, I was a little disappointed. This might be the first Clean Eating recipe that I probably won’t make again…well, at least not without changing it up a bit!

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
7.5 hours, up once for about 15 minutes to feed Tanner.

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Clean Eating Challenge: Day 14

Well it’s been two weeks since I started my 40 Day Clean Eating Challenge. I needed a little motivation, and something to hold me accountable for my eating, and I can honestly say, it’s working. Documenting my clean eating journey has definitely made me consider what I’ve been eating, has forced me to cook dinner (something I really don’t enjoy doing), and even caused me to give up Chai Latte (most most favourite warm drink ever)!

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Monday, June 4
Day 14

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #4 – Mixed Berry and Banana – Not a bad smoothie, but a little bitter.

Ingredients:

1 cup water
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup Europe’s Beat Frozen Mixed Berries
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 banana
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds

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Morning Snack – 1 Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownie

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Lunch – leftover Eat Clean Spicy Sausage Hash Brown Pie

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Dinner – leftover Eat Clean Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Salad

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Evening Snack – Eat Clean Caramel Pudding Cake

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8 quality hours…no walking up 🙂

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 13

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Sunday, June 3
Day 13

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #3 – Banana-Berry – I totally thought this smoothie would be awesome…but it was actually kinda boring! Not sure what to add to jazz it up a little, but it definitely needs a little something….

Ingredients:
1 banana
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup pc organics unsweetened almond beverage
2 cups spinach

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Morning Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownie

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lunch – leftover Eat Clean Spicy Sausage Hash Brown Pie – I wasn’t too sure how this would taste as leftovers, but I actually think it tasted better today than yesterday!

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Afternoon Snack – Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Guacamole – So yummy, actually had seconds!

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And then I had another brownie

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Dinner – Buffalo Chicken Wraps – Eat Clean Style
– Buffalo Chicken Wraps are a family favourite, but since we normally make them with store-bought chicken fingers and load them up with cheese and Ranch dressing, they really don’t fit into Clean Eating. Well, until today…when I made Eat Clean Chicken Fingers, used Whole Wheat Flax Tortilla Shells, and very little cheese. Pairing it with a tossed salad – made with fresh lettuce from our garden – with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing, it was healthy and delicious meal.
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Evening Snack(s) another 4 more Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownies. Yep, I said FOUR! Holy pig!

So, after eating a total of SIX brownies today, I thought I’d check out just how bad it could have been…had I not been Eaton Clean. Here’s a comparison:

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The Eat Clean Brownies had almost half the total number of calories than the regular Chocolate Walnut Brownie of the same size. They also had half the carbs, twice the protein, and 1/4 less fat.

I’m totally a sweets girl, always have been, always will be. At least I know that by Eating Clean I am definitely eating healthier, even when it comes to sweet and treats.

I have no idea why, but I was super hungry today…maybe it was the disappointing smoothie I had for breakfast that left me wanting more, or maybe it had a bit to do with boredom and the fact that it was ANOTHER crappy day out, and we’ve pretty much been stuck inside for 3 days…who knows…but what I do know is that those brownies are D.E.L.I.C.O.U.S.! You should definitely try them!

Water Consumption:
11 glasses

Sleep:
4 hours. Tanner woke at 3 and I’ve been up ever since…maybe I was all those brownies! I definitely see a nap in my future!

How is your Clean Eating Challenge going?
Have you tried any new recipes you can share?

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 12

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Saturday, June 2
Day 12

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #2. This recipe was one listed in Oatmeal in my Bowl’s 30 Delicious Green Smoothies list. Created by Ashley at (never home) maker, it contains

1 frozen banana – which I nearly froze my fingers off trying to peel!
2 large handfuls of spinach
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

It looked disgusting, but tasted pretty good. Maybe a little chocolatey for my taste – did I really just say that? What is the Clean Eating Challenge doing to me??

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Morning Snack – just a Timmy’s Peppermint Tea. We were outside this morning watching Daddy rig up a Land Rover for a commercial shoot, and I needed a little something to warm me up afterward.

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Lunch – leftover Eat Clean BBQ Chicken Deep-Dish Pizza

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Afternoon Snack – one Eat Clean Chocolate Walnut Brownie and one piece of Eat Clean Caramel Pudding Cake… couldn’t resist, both still warm from the oven!

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Dinner – Eat Clean Spicy Sausage Hash Brown Pie from Clean Eating Classic Comfort Foods 2012. This is another first for me, time-wise this one was ok, taste-wise…yummo! I love the spicy sausage!

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Evening Snack – Kashi Roaster Almond Crunch Bar 1 package

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Water Consumption:
6 glasses – need to drink more!

Sleep
7.5 hours with only a slight interruption to feed Tanner. I am definitely falling back to sleep a lot quicker after nighttime feelings. Yay!