Monday, November 26, 2012

I survived

Well I survived Thanksgiving.

I was a bit mad at myself because I forgot my salad and sweet potato to take to my uncles.

But I dealt with it and instead had a turkey drumstick, a very very small portion of mashed potatoes (Think less than an 1/8 of a cup), a 1/2 of a roll that Xavier didnt finish, a couple scallions and a 1/16 of each of the pies I made. Those were delicious though I was a little hurt that no one else besides my mom and my sister tried them.

Heaven forbid the pies werent laden with sugar!


I ended up LOSING .5 lbs that day.

Then Friday morning I got up and went north to stay with my sister. We went shopping for the Christmas deals and I got about 95% of my shopping done. I think all that is left is the homemade things that I need to do.

That afternoon for lunch we went to Hunans for some Chinese. I wanted hot hot hot General Tso's chicken and I didnt get it. The food was good but I was hoping the spice would help speed up the metabolism. Then for dinner I met my parents to go out with them for their neighbors birthday. I ended up having a salad, baked potato and some walleye and perch. Delicious though not the healthiest. Thats ok though.

That night when I went back to my sisters house we played Sequence and I had some spinach dip. Again not the healthiest but it was ok.

Saturday was my Christmas surprise from my husband. My sister and I shopped in the morning and then I had my surprise that afternoon to evening. More on that in a different post at a later time.

Then because I hadnt eaten in 9 hours and I was craving wings, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings. Yummy. And at that point I wasnt caring about healthy or not. I just wanted FOOD!

I had lots of left overs and brought them home with me yesterday morning which I finished off for lunch. Then we went to Aarons grandmas house for dinner last night where we had left over Thanksgiving dinner. I had a HUGE salad, some turkey, a smidge of sweet potatoes, a small spoonful of homemade mac and cheese and a deviled egg. I also had some wine.

Today I am up 4 lbs from last Friday morning but I know I am going to sweat a lot of it out tonight.

Tonight is legs with Eric and I will be doing a 5k run before that. I want to keep running this week because I have the Holiday Hustle 5k this Saturday that runs thru our neighborhood.

Also back on track with my eating today and logging it into my phone. This morning I had a spinach banana peanut butter smoothie. Sounds disgusting but because you cant taste the spinach, it was very good.

Different note:
I had a bone to pick with my husband yesterday. I made two pies for thanksgiving. Both clean. One apple and one pumpkin. Well I said earlier how no one ate them. I took two pieces of each north for my brother in law who had to work Thanksgiving. I got home yesterday and went to have one and they were GONE! Aaron had taken them to his grandmas house this weekend and they ate them all. Frankly I was quite pissed. I labored over those things and I was going to eat some more. And I was going to take a piece of each to Eric too because he eats clean. Thank goodness I have a lot of apples left over. I might end up making another one. Or I might cut them up and bake them so they turn into a crude apple sauce of sorts. Something. Not sure yet.

Tips of the day: (well recipes actually)

If you want the recipes for the different Clean pies I made, keep reading. I will provide the link for the crust.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie
(Makes 2 traditional sized pies) I halved the recipe to make one pie.
I used the pie crust recipe linked above

2 cups prepared pumpkin
1/2 cup honey
4 egg whites
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk (you can substitute unsweetened soy, almond or rice milk)

Step 1 – Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly.
Step 2 – Pour mixture into pie crusts.
Step 3 – Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes.
Step 4 – Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake for 45 additional minutes.

Side Notes: This pie is not very sweet. If you prefer a sweeter pie, add an additional 1/4 cup of honey.
Eat and Enjoy!

Nutritional Content
1 serving = 1/8 of a pie
Calories: 192
Total Fat: 8 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 gm
Sodium: 180 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 gm
Dietary fiber: 6 gm
Sugars: 7 gm
Protein: 6 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 11

Clean Eating Apple Pie
(Makes 1 [8 or 9 inch] pie)

1 batch of clean eating pie crust (You’ll need two crusts, top and bottom)
Apples, cut and seeded – Enough to fill the pie tin. (About 2-3 cups) I USED BRAEBURN, PINK LADY and GRANNY SMITH
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp. organic cornstarch or tapioca starch
1 tbsp. lemon juice

~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, combine your apples, cinnamon, honey or agave, cornstarch and lemon juice. Stir well to coat the apples thoroughly.
Step 2 – Pour the apples into your pie crust (which should be IN the pie pan already… just sayin’…).
Step 3 – Top the pie with the second crust and pinch all around the edge to seal it.
Step 4 – Cut a vent in the top so steam can escape and transfer the entire pie to the oven.
Step 5 – Bake for approximately 1 hour. It’s done when the juices start to bubble up through the vents you cut in the top.
Eat and Enjoy!

Nutritional Content
1 serving = 1/16 of the pie
Calories: 169
Total Fat: 7 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 149 mg
Carbohydrates: 25 gm
Dietary fiber: 3 gm
Sugars: 7 gm
Protein: 3 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 11

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