Saturday, June 25, 2011

E2 28 Day Challenge - Day 6

by Rachel

Today the sun is SHINING!! It's beautiful out and I feel great - we survived the first "weekdays" of the challenge, and now it's time to try and survive the weekend. Which actually will be harder I think. I don't have the schedule of work to keep me in line... gotta remember to keep a BIG cup of water with me at all times to get in the amount of water I do during the week...

Day 6

1612 cals (230g carbs, 46g fat, 85g protein, 28g fiber)

Breakfast Tacos & Grapefruit Breakfast Scramble
I don't really buy grapefruit - Paul's not a fan. Actually we just skipped the fruit this morning... and I decided I didn't really want to make tacos specifically. So instead, I made potatoes, sauteed mushrooms/onions, crumbled veggie burger drizzled in maple syrup, and toast. It's more like what I like to make on the weekends for breakfast, but it has the same essence as what they have on the challenge. I liked it! Topped it off with Salsa Autentica from TJ's and I'm feeling pleasantly full!

Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries Veggie Burgers & Fries
Again with the no picture! Can't do much about it if I think about taking a picture after the fact... but this is the burger that we used for lunch - 14yo said it tasted a little indian-spiced, and I agree. But it was good on our burgers, and I made fries out of red potatoes, since our last sweet potato went to 6yo's project:::

E2 Basics Starter Salad & Meatloaf with Steamed Broccoli
I made the meatless meatloaf for dinner tonight - it actually turned out OK! It's about as close as you can get to meatloaf without putting any meat in it lol. Even the kids both ate it without complaints! Although, we were unsure they'd like it, so they had eaten top ramen like right before dinner - so they didn't finish their servings completely, but they ate until they were full - +1
Sides were frozen peas in the microwave, and a salad of the Sorrento Mixfrom TJ's, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, topped with 1 tbsp EVOO, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, onion/garlic powder, and some rosemary. All in all a great dinner!


I have made this before and we really like it - this time was no exception! We already keep all the ingredients as staples, so it's not a big to make. I crushed 1/4 cup almonds and sprinkled it on the chocolate before freezing it. Everyone liked it (even our 6yo that doesn't really like chocolate says he "Kind of" liked it)
It tastes very decadent, and with the almonds, is like an Almond Joy - one of my old favorites!
Unfortunately it was sooo good that the only thought I had was eating it, not taking a picture of it! :)

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