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Clean Eating Challenge: Day 33

20120624-200207.jpgSaturday, June 23
Day 33

 

 

Well, today was a bit of of a Clean Eating roller coaster! It started out pretty good, but quickly went down hill, only to get back on track for dinner, and then totally off track for dessert.

I’m feeling like I probably should have stopped this challenge after day 30…I seem to have really been struggling since then! Oh well, 7 days to go…I can do it!

Anyways, here’s what I ate today…

Breakfast – Refrigerator Oats I got his recipe from my sister. If you are interested in a delicious, no hassle, healthy breakfast, click here for the recipe. It definitely tastes a lot better than it looks!

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Lunch – Big Mac Combo– yep, I figured if your gonna do it, do it right! Man was it good. However, 20 minutes later I had a bit of an upset stomach and a headache. Won’t be doing that again for a while!

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Dinner – Corn on the Cob, Grilled Chicken and a Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Habanero Cheddar Cheese. I actually forgot to take a picture of my plate…these were the leftovers. Oops!

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Dessert – Turtles Ice Cream Cake. We finally got around to eating Dylan’s Father’s Day cake. Wow, was it good!

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8.5 hours…woohoo, family sleep in until 8:30!!!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 32

20120623-161556.jpgFriday, June 22
Day 32

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #22 – Chocolate Banana – Yep, yesterday’s was so good, I had it again! Yummo!

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Lunch – Starbucks Protein Bistro Box – lately this has been my go to for lunch on the run. With white cheddar cheese, multi grain muesli bread, honey peanut butter spread, grapes, apple slices and a hard boiled egg, it’s perfect!

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Snack – 1/2 Aloha Granola and 3/4 Greek Yogurt

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Dinner – Eat Clean Cobb Salad – this recipe serves 4 but I adapted it for a single serving. I also subbed out the blue cheese for goat cheese and totally skipped the dressing. Oh, and I have no idea what jicama is, so I skipped it too!

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Snack – my sister came over for a visit so we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed a yummy Corona.

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
9.5 hours – yep, hubby got up with the kids at 6:45 and I slept in until 8:30…it was AWESOME!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 31

20120622-072834.jpgThursday, June 21
Day 31

 

 

 

Breakfast – Oatmeal Pancake with Fresh Strawberries.
Oh how I have missed you oatmeal pancake…Since starting the Green Smoothie Challenge on June 1st, I have pretty much been having smoothies to start the day. But today, shy on smoothie ingredients, I resorted to my  most favourite  breakfast ever! The Eat Clean Oatmeal Pancake.

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Lunch – Green Smoothie # 21 – Chocolate Banana – can you say HELLO! This was freaking delicious! Might have to have it again tomorrow.

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen Banana
1 tbsp cocoa
1 scoop protein powder
2 tbsp ground flax

 

Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner – Grilled Chicken, Asparagus and Red Peppers

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
6.5 hours. Uninterrupted which was awesome, but not enough!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 30

20120621-082332.jpgWednesday, June 20
Day 30

 

 

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 30 days! Despite a few slip-ups here and there, I’m quite impressed with how I’ve done so far. Sticking to something for 40 days is hard…only 10 to go!

Breakfast – in sticking with June’s Green Smoothie Challenge, this morning I had a Strawberry Kiwi Green Smoothie. To be honest, it wasn’t my favourite, maybe because all the fruit was fresh so the smoothie seemed a bit runny…I don’t know… Oh well, here’s what I put in it

3 cups baby spinach
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax

 

 

 

 

Lunch – an Almond Butter Wrap. In a rush, with not much in the fridge, this was all I could come up with. 1 tbsp Almond Butter on a small Whole Wheat Wrap. Sorry, no picture…totally forgot as I scrambled out the door!

Dinner – leftover Steak with a Slice of Cheddar Cheese and 7 Kashi Pita Crisps – Zesty Salsa

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Evening Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
6 hours…not enough!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 28

Monday, June 8
Day 28

 

 

 

Lunch – Green Smoothie # 18 – Peanut Butter and Banana with Green Grapes – we seem to have a ton of grapes in the house right now, so I thought I’d toss a few into today’s smoothie. Yummo!

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup green grapes
2 tbsp ground flax
1 cup almond milk

 

 

 

 

Dinner – leftover Grilled Chicken Fajita’s on Corn Tortilla’s

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Evening Snack – PC Mint Chocolate Cone Totally NOT Clean, but really, really good! Back on track tomorrow!

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
9 hours. I’m pretty sure that’s a record since starting to keep track!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 24

20120615-081255.jpgThursday, June 14
Day 24

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #13 Pom Pineapple

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Pom juice
1 cup Pineapple
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp Hemp hearts
1 tbsp Chia seeds
2 tbsp Ground flax

 

 

 

Lunch– today we had a picnic lunch at the slash pad. We had carrot and red pepper sticks, ham and cheese wrap, Kashi Zesty Salsa crackers, and for dessert, an Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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Snack – 2/3 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup aloha granola

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Dinner – Eat Clean Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Casserole

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Snack -1/4 cup Love Crunch Organic Aloha Granola

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Water Consumption:
9 glasses

Sleep:
7.5 hours, not enough! Up once to feed Tanner 😦

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 23

20120614-083818.jpgWednesday, June 13
Day 23

 

 

 

Lunch – Green Smoothie #13 – Mixed Berry Banana

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup Europe’s Finest frozen mixed berries
1 banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flax

 

 

Snack – Slice of Ham and a 1/4 cup Aloha Mix

Dinner- leftover Eat Clean Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Casserole

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Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Water Consumption:
10 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours of uninterrupted bliss!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 22

Tuesday, June 12
Day 22

 
 

 

Lunch – Green Smoothie #12 – Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup pineapple
2 cups spinach
1 cup almond milk
1 kiwi
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds

 
 

 

 

Afternoon Snack – Aloha Love Crunch and a piece of Cheese – I saw this granola in the organic section at the grocery store and thought I needed to give it a try. Well, it’s freaking delicious! Get some…today…you will love it!

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Dinner – Eat Clean Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Casserole– One word – AMAZING! This is by far, the BEST Eat Clean recipe I have made yet! Even my husband LOVED it!!

However, the recipe said it would only be 10 minutes of prep time…which was a total lie! It seriously took me about 45 minutes to get it all chopped and sorted before I was actually able to put it in the oven to cook. BUT…it was totally worth it! And, there are leftovers…WooHoo! 20120613-083209.jpg

Water Consumption:
10 glasses

Sleep:
Horrible! I slept from about 11 until 1:30, when Tanner woke to eat, then did not fall back to sleep until about 5 this morning. At least the kids slept until 7!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 21

Monday, June 11
Day 21

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #10 – Seeing as we were away for the weekend, and there was nothing in the house to make smoothies this morning, I took the easy way out and headed to Booster Juice. I picked up a Strawberry Sunshine Smoothie which is made up of strawberries, passion fruit, guava, bananas and yogurt. I brought it home, poured it into the blender, added 2 cups of kale and mixed it up. It was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.!!

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Lunch – Green Smoothie # 11 – Strawberry & Raspberry Protein Smoothie – one word… yummo!

Ingredients:
2 cups kale
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup water

 

 

 

Afternoon Snack – one Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie – yep, I showed a little restraint and actually only ate one. I’m thoroughly impressed with myself!

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Dinner – leftover Pizza and Salad

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours straight!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 20

Sunday, June 10
Day 20

 

 

 

 

 

Well, today marks the half way point in my Clean Eating Challenge. So far, I’m not doing too bad. Almost everything I have eaten has been clean, I’ve made a ton of new recipes – most of which have been quite enjoyable – and it hasn’t actually been too difficult to stick to. Of course, there have been a few issues with portion control – remember the day I ate 6 Eat Clean Brownies…man those things were good! And now I have a dozen Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies sitting on the counter calling my name! Apparently I’m having a little trouble resisting those as well!!! They are going straight to the freezer once I’ve finished this post! Out of site, out of mind…right?? Ya…I’ll let you know how that goes!!!

Breakfast: Whole Wheat Bagel with Peanut Butter – Since the first of June, I have had a Green Smoothie for breakfast every morning – as part of the Green Smoothie Challenge hosted by Amanda over at Run for It – but since we were at a cottage this weekend, and travelling with a blender and all the fixings would have been a lot – especially since we had a car full of baby stuff and a dog – I decided to just skip the smoothie this morning and figured I would have one when we got home later in the day….which didn’t actually happen…so I’m going to have two tomorrow to make up for it!!

Morning Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Lunch – another Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie…yep, that was lunch…brutal, I know. But we were rushing back from the cottage so I could get to a CPR Course in the afternoon, and I didn’t leave myself enough time to either make something or grab something healthy on the way. And these cookies were just sitting in the car from the drive back…so I wolfed on down on the way there….

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Afternoon Snack – another Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie…yep, wolfed another one down on the way home….can you say PIGGY!!

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Dinner – Thin Crust Deluxe Pizza and a Tossed Salad made with lettuce from our garden! This dinner wasn’t all that clean, but it was just one of those days…

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Doesn’t that plating look great…my husband did it…he says it’s all about presentation…I guess I should make more of an effort with my pictures!

Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours, with a few wake-ups