Just 9 more days of this cleanse! I’ll be honest, we all started getting a little “hangry” by the end of the day…The four of us made a trip up to Columbia, Tennessee so I could meet some more of the Wadley clan, so we spent most of the day in the car. Once we got to Grandy and Nana’s house, it was a team effort in the kitchen to put lunch together. Everything turned out great, and we had everyone eating cleanse friendly food!
Breakfast: Super seedy oats
No slow cooker today, and boy did I love the texture of our oatmeal! For the past week, our oats have been a smoother consistency because they have so much time to absorb liquid in the slow cooker. On a stove pot, the oats maintain their heartiness and chewiness, which I really like. Kept it simple today – just a bit of Kerrygold butter (which I could actually taste this time!), chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon.
Lunch: Wadley Salad, Boiled Potatoes, and Sweet Potato and Veggie Sauté
All hands on deck! We showed up at Grandy and Nana’s house with bags full of organic produce and other spices/ingredients we had brought from home. In no time, we threw together a huge salad (with the usual ingredients), boiled red potatoes, and a sauté of mixed vegetables.
For the mixed veggies, we sautéed cauliflower, onion, celery, tri-color peppers, carrots, broccoli, kale, and sweet potatoes in some Kerrygold butter. Oh, and garlic of course. Garlic went in everything! The sauté, the potatoes, the salad…we just can’t get enough! We had also brought a cooked rotisserie chicken and some french bread for Grandy, Nana, and Aunt Lee Lee to eat if they wanted, but the four of us exercised our will power to stay dedicated to our cleanse!
Dinner: Organic Vegetarian Vegetable Soup from Jason’s Deli
By the time we made it back to Birmingham, we were nearly starving. We had snacked on some apples and clementines on the way back, but the “hanger” set it around 8pm, several hours after we’d had lunch. Just after 9pm, we finally made it to Jason’s Deli and were “happy” to see that they had an organic vegetable soup we could eat.
It was pretty delicious, but not nearly enough to satisfy the hanger. We had to go forage for some sunflower seeds and chopped almonds from the end of the salad bar to supplement our dinner. We looked pretty pitiful but we were grateful for the additional calories we were able to scrounge together 😛 Looking forward to the end of this cleanse!