|Today's breakfast - my absolute favorite|
Finally, I'm in a groove with healthy food that I love.
And I eat a lot - no daintiness here. Probably 1600-1800 calories a day.
Remember the 3-day cleanse I did weeks ago? Well, even though parts of it were difficult, the experience taught me a thing or two.
For example, I've always had a hard time eating fruit. But the cleanse introduced me to a breakfast with fruit that I look forward to every morning.
Plus, I learned how to make a lunch salad that is satisfying, delicious and beautiful (we do eat with our eyes first, after all).
Here is a typical day's menu (quantities are flexible, depending on my mood and hunger):
Granola with berries and coconut milk.
Huge salad with spring blend greens, cucumber, tomatoes, snow peas, garbanzo beans and avocado. Dressed with lemon or lime, lots of olive oil and hot sauce (a personal favorite).
Nuts or rye crackers with almond butter.
Salmon, chicken or other lean meat with steamed broccoli, plus whole wheat angel hair pasta with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Every Saturday, I deem 'Free Day,' which allows me to eat and drink whatever I want. Of course, I take full advantage, pulling out the cave-aged gruyere, crusty bread, hummus, dolmades, olives and any other snacky delights I want.
Add wine (or martinis) as desired.
But here's what I find surprising: when Free Day is over, I'm excited to get back to my normal eating.
Now that's a first.
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