My Food Diary for the Week

So last week, I mentioned I was cleaning things up MAJORLY before our holiday – and I documented everything in my own food diary for the blog!

The idea to do this was not only to hold myself accountable, but to show what I bought at the grocery store and how I applied it to last all week. I also did not drink any alcohol at all until the weekend.

Pretty much, everything I bought and made was for one. My boyfriend has heavy international travel all month until we leave, so that made things a little bit easier.

For whatever reason, everyone says that one is the hardest to cook for, but 1-2 is my sweet spot. Probably because that is all I am used to? Despite working with events for work, I like to keep things small and very intimate at home. I may coordinate huge events for work, but I am not one to host a dinner party. It just isn’t my cup of tea.

{ sweet + spicy sweet potatoes // champagne at shannons }

smoky + spicy sweet potatoes

 

I kept things plant heavy, full of lean proteins, and low on gluten. I also made a point to not have any coffee past 12:00 PM. Any caffeine after 12:00 PM was from tea. After I got home from work, there was absolutely no caffeine. My teas were either herbal or roobios.

Finally, I brought back my old habit of having a shot of aloe juice before bed, as well as magnesium. To make it easier & as we know, I like easy, I make a nightly drink that I like to call Night-Aloe {get it?? – like night owl 😉 } with a shot of aloe vera juice, a teaspoon of magnesium, and water, with a squeeze of fresh lemon. The Magnesium can come unflavoured or in a variety of flavours, but I like the Raspberry-Lemon flavour. More on this here.

 

{ best eggs ever with greek yogurt and ghee // champagne at shannon's }

starting the day right with the best eggs ever

At the end of the day, you will see everything is very simple. I also listen to my body, and eat a pretty fat-rich diet. That is just what works for me. I am also one who can easily have the same thing over, and over {hence all the spaghetti squash!}, so that makes it easy to keep things cost effective, and simple.

All meals were drank with 8 oz’s of water, minimum, and not noted. Anything else other than water is noted.

I hope this is helpful, and if anyone has any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or leave it in the comments.

My Grocery List

 – Ground Turkey – 1 Pound
– Chicken Breast Tenders – 1 Pound
– Spaghetti Squash – 2 Squashes { I only used one so I am using the other this week! }
A Dozen Eggs
– Greens { I got 2 boxes – this is my favourite brand in Super Greens }
– Onions
– Carrots
–  Celery
–  Sweet Potatoes { I got two, but only used one – using the other this week }
–  Canned Diced Tomatoes
–  Green Bell Pepper
– Garlic
– Avocado
– French Green Lentils
– Sprouted Quinoa
–  Greek Yogurt { I use full-fat }
– Chicken Broth – Low Sodium & Organic
– Lemons
– Ghee { this is a one time purchase, and will last me months }
– Hot Sauce
– Avocado Salsa { love Casa Sanchez Foods! }
– Corn Tortillas
– Parmesan Cheese

{ spaghetti squash with turkey ragu // champagne at shannons }

Spaghetti Squash + Turkey Ragu

My Exercise and Food Diary

{ Sunday Prep }

› Spaghetti Squash : cooked, combed with fork & put Squash strands in a tupperware for the week. One squash lasted me all week.
› Chicken : Spa chicken! I poached the chicken I used and shredded it in a tupperware container.
› Quinoa : Cooked quinoa in the same liquid left over from the spa chicken. Also added the appropriate amount of water left needed (I needed about an extra half cup or two)
› Turkey Ragu : sauteed ground turkey with peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, oregano, & chili flakes & put in a container

{ Monday }

› Breakfast: The best eggs ever { aka eggs scrambled with ghee & greek yogurt ICYMI }, hot sauce, wrapped in a tortilla, served with spinach and avocado salsa.
Commute: David’s Tea – The Buzz  {ginger, green tea, matcha green tea, yerba maté, quince, apple, lemon peel, orange peel, licorice root, lemongrass, guarana powder, white ginseng, lemon oil }
› Coffee: None today
› Lunch: Green Salad! Greens mixed with quinoa, sliced green pepper, diced onion, diced celery, diced avocado, spa chicken, and a dressing made with lemon + coconut oil + salt & pepper
› Post LunchTWG – Alexandria Tea { green tea with rare mint & Mediterranean cornflowers }
› Dinner: Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash { spaghetti squash mixed with olive oil, Parmesan – melted – and topped with grey salt & pepper & lemon } mixed with raw spinach & spa chicken.
› Dessert: David’s Tea – Caramel Creme Roobios { roobios tea with caramel pieces }
› Before Bed:
Night-Aloe { one shot of aloe vera juice + 1 teaspoon of magnesium + squeeze of lemon + cold water }

{ Tuesday }

› Breakfast: The best eggs ever scrambled with cheddar, served with raw spinach, hot sauce, & lava salt
› Commute: David’s Tea – The Buzz { ginger, green tea, matcha green tea, yerba maté, quince, apple, lemon peel, orange peel, licorice root, lemongrass, guarana powder, white ginseng, lemon oil }
› Coffee: Collagen Coffee w/ coconut oil, maca, raw cacao, & true cinnamon
› Lunch: Green Salad! Greens mixed with quinoa, sliced green pepper, diced onion, diced avocado, spa chicken, and a dressing made with lemon + coconut oil + salt & pepper
› Post Lunch: TWG – Alexandria Tea { green tea with rare mint & Mediterranean cornflowers }
› Dinner: Lentil Soup {Ground turkey sauteed with diced carrots, celery, onions & garlic with chicken broth, water, French green lentils, quinoa & spices }
› Dessert: David’s Tea – Caramel Creme Roobios { roobios tea with caramel pieces }
› Before Bed:
Night-Aloe

{ Wednesday }

› Breakfast: The best eggs ever , hot sauce, wrapped in a tortilla, served with spinach and avocado salsa
› Commute: David’s Tea – The Buzz
› Coffee: Collagen Coffee w/ coconut oilmacaraw cacao, & true cinnamon
› Lunch: Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Ragu topped with Parmesan, chili flakes, and a squeeze of lemon.
› Post Lunch: TWG – Alexandria Tea
› Dinner: Lentil Soup { same from Tuesday }
› Dessert: David’s Tea – Mother’s Little Helper { peppermint, lemongrass, hibiscus, rosehips, chamomile, valerian root, cornflowers }
› Before Bed:
Night-Aloe

{ creme caramel roobios tea for dessert cravings // champagne at shannon's }
Creme Caramel Roobios to keep dessert cravings in check

{ Thursday }

› Breakfast: The best eggs ever scrambled with cheddar, served with raw spinach, hot sauce, & lava salt
› Commute: David’s Tea – The Buzz
› Coffee: Collagen Coffee w/ coconut oilmacaraw cacao, & true cinnamon
› Lunch: Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Ragu topped with Parmesan, chili flakes, and a squeeze of lemon.
› Post Lunch: TWG – Alexandria Tea
› Dinner: Smoky spicy sweet potatoes, spinach, spa chicken
› Dessert: David’s Tea – Caramel Creme Roobios { roobios tea with caramel pieces }
› Before Bed:
 Night-Aloe

{ Friday }

› Breakfast: The best eggs ever, hot sauce, wrapped in a tortilla, served with spinach and avocado salsa
› Commute: David’s Tea – The Buzz
› Snack: Fruit Salad { raspberries + pineapple + grapes + honeydew + canteloupe }
› Coffee: Collagen Coffee w/ coconut oilmacaraw cacao, & true cinnamon
› Lunch: Lentil Soup { same from Tuesday }
› Post Lunch: TWG – Alexandria Tea
› Dinner: Spicy Tuna tarare { ahi tuna w/ red chili ponzu, avocado & taro chips } at The Tipsy Pig
› Dessert: Sparkling Rose at dinner & vodka with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice { aka greyhounds }

{ cacio e pepe spaghetti squash // champagne at shannon's }

cacio e pepe spaghetti squash

 

As you can see, a lot of it was all interrelated, and I tried really hard to make things last all week.

Anyone else have some easy recipes? Stay tuned because I will be sharing my FAVOURITE recipe from the above on Friday! I love it so much, I am seriously making it everyday this weekend. It is super healthy {yet indulgent!}, full of flavour, and inexpensive to make! All good things!

I hope my food diary was either inspiring or helpful, and let me know some other things I should add to it! Any favourite teas?? LMK!

Shannon

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