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On the night I made andoulle beans I also browned a flank steak on the grill with the salmon. That went in the fridge until the next morning when I put it in the crock pot with onion, garlic, cilantro, carrots, chicken broth and 3 types of hot peppers to cook on low until dinnertime, when I shredded it. It made the best tacos! I took a shortcut and used storebought teff tortillas (not as good as homemade, but good). My 8 yo helped make the taco fixings and set it all out... refried pinto beans, cheese (as allowed, none for me), tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cilantro, salsa.
Next night was enchilada night, homemade sauce with sweet rice flour instead of wheat flour, and no tomato sauce in it this time. I used chicken or beans for the As, more of the beef for me, soy cheese for my milk allergic son, no cheese for me, colby jack for my Teacher type husband, each in their own mini loaf pan. Top with fresh lettuce, onions and tomatoes as desired.
Fruit salad: peach, organic pear, organic cherries.
Last night I made gumbo with more andouille sausage,
bell peppers, celery, onions and okra
Fresh peach, pear and cherry salad
Tonight was easy, had:
leftover quinoa, chicken, beef, and chicken andoulle, refried
top with tomatoes and green onion
Lots of repeats, to make use of leftovers and Costco surplus (always have a bit too much). Breakfasts are usually eggs with mushrooms or veggies on hand, did have a green smoothie one of the days. Snacks include more slushies, an occasional Reed's honey sweetened ginger ale, and my favorite craving-buster: sesame nori chips. I have had 3 squares of dark chocolate as well.
I avoid most grains except quinoa, millet and teff, but have less than a tablespoon of rice on occasion, due to cooking with sweet rice flour.
All that considered, I'm seeing the expected good results from better planning and compliance. By planning good meals, and following through, I'm not tempted to cheat. I've lost a good amount of weight in just these few days, and I feel quite satisfied with the food. This isn't my first time with losing weight on BTD, but hopefully it will be the last, and my weight will stay down from now on. Pre-BTD I gained weight due to poor health, lost it on BTD, then gained with pregnancy and lost it again fairly soon. My 2nd pregnancy was harder to recover from for a number of reasons and issues, but I'm happy and confident with the course I'm on... I CAN take care of myself no matter what stress or pressure I'm under, I AM making it a priority.
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