Today was a pretty good day! It was my dog, Rose’s 3rd birthday and we got to have a doggy play date/walkie with Lynda and her dog, Gabi. I always make a huge deal out of Rose’s birthdays because well, she’s my baby and I’m thankful for every year I get to have with her. She brings so much happiness to my life, so why not spoil her a little bit extra one day out of the year! Anyway, moving on to what you’re here for…
My breakfast was the same as usual…only not the same at all. This is gluten-free oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Rolled Oats) made with unsweetened almond milk, a chopped granny smith apple, some cinnamon, chopped walnuts, and a little bit of agave nectar. Delicious! The beverage next to the oatmeal is not in fact really weak coffee. It’s green tea (Yogi blueberry green tea to be exact) and although it is good, it’s not coffee :-/If you have followed any of my WIAW’s from the past you will know that this breakfast is different from what I normally have (the gluten free, almond milk, agave nectar, and green tea part). I am writing a post all about this very soon, but long story short…I am following an elimination diet for at least 21 days. This is not a diet to lose weight! This is strictly experimental and something I am doing for work purposes and just out of curiosity. Basically, I have eliminated gluten, dairy, sugar, red meat, COFFEE, processed food, and pretty much any food/drink that causes inflammation or is a common allergen. I promise I don’t hate myself. 🙂 Anyway, more on this later.
*Cue excuses for not having a picture* I was really hungry and also in a hurry before going to work, so I scarfed down my food before even thinking about taking a picture. I’m sorry! I will describe it to you though, so use your imagination. I had what I’ll just call a sad mexican bowl leftover from dinner the night before. It was ground turkey with some cumin and other seasonings, black beans, and brown rice. I wanted some guacamole on it, but the guac I had made the day before was already going bad. Anyone know a trick to keep guacamole fresh for longer?? Anyway, that’s all I had. Not too impressive.
I went to Starbucks after work (I guess because I wanted to torture myself with the fact that I can’t have coffee??). I was just feeling a little tired and wanted something cold and refreshing, so I got pretty much the only thing I can have right now besides water- iced, unsweetened green tea. It was good…as good as green tea can be I guess.
When I got home I ate a handful of raw, unsalted nuts (I didn’t eat the pistachios) and drank the rest of my tea.
My dinner was Pan-Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Rosemary, quinoa, and peas. I had water to drink. I was really impressed with how this chicken turned out. It was really delicious and I will definitely be making it again. Seriously, give it a try! I would even venture to say that this is one of the best chicken recipes I’ve ever made.
That wraps up everything I ate today. It is past my bedtime so I better go now! Thanks for reading.
Bows and Arrows,