April 1 – Day 8
Breakfast: leftover meal – pork chop, ½ piece bacon, asparagus, 2 sm. banana/blueberry pancakes, herbal tea
Lunch: turkey breast, avocado, olive oil dressing, carrot, ½ clementine
Snack: coffee with coconut oil; handful of pumpkin seeds
Dinner: sea scallop scampi; asparagus; salad with avocado; ¼ cup cantaloupe/pineapple
April 2 – Day 9
Breakfast: 2 fried eggs, 2 slices bacon, tbsp. pumpkin seeds
Lunch: eggplant with meat sauce, 1/5 mango
Snack: apple salad with almond slivers, currants, and 1 tsp. honey (turned out way too sweet)
Dinner: Baked Cod, plantains, steamed broccoli, pineapple/mango/kiwi salad; tea The Baked Cod was wonderful!
Today I had a real food challenge, and as usual it's all in my head! When cleaning out the fridge I came across a partial jar of Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Sauce. Cream, butter, sugar -- what's not to love??? The urge to dig in with a spoon or heat it up and dip apple slices in it was nearly overwhelming. And would you believe I actually thought "Oh, that won't look too good in the journal!". The apple salad was supposed to be a compromise by adding a tsp. of honey and, surprisingly, it tasted horribly sweet to me. Lesson learned - my tastes are changing. Looks as if the sauce is headed to the trash. Farewell, Sweet Caramel...