Cleanse Day 21: Hot Chocolate Pudding!

We’ve finally reached the end!! Wow, 21 days of clean eating. I can say that I feel SO much better than I did before we started. I have more energy, I don’t crave sugar like I used to, and I was able to lose the extra weight I had put on after all our honey-moon food (yes, you saw the pictures!), holiday dishes, and going-away meals. It feels good to be back on track! Funny – the things I missed the most during this cleanse were yogurt, eggs, and whey protein. So many more culinary possibilities to explore now! Continue reading Cleanse Day 21: Hot Chocolate Pudding!

Cleanse Day 20: 3-Grain Porrdige, Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Just 1 more day to go!! Today I got a little over zealous with my need to experiment…so breakfast turned out a little…interesting.  Continue reading Cleanse Day 20: 3-Grain Porrdige, Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Cleanse Day 18: Delicata Squash Volcanos

What a day! From the moment we woke up, it was go, go, go! The Mr. and I successfully made it to the gym, nearly cleared out Earth Fare’s inventory of protein powder and Kind Bars, went to the shooting range with the Schludnt’s, picked up some final items at Costco, and made it home in time to cook dinner for the family. After organizing our pantry, it looks like we’re running a health food store out of the basement! At least we’re good on protein powders for the next 2 years… Continue reading Cleanse Day 18: Delicata Squash Volcanos

Cleanse Day 17: Split Pea and Carrot Soup

Getting down to the final days of this cleanse! Looking forward to sticking with the healthy eating, just not being so crazy strict. Earth Fare is selling everything for 50% off now, so we stocked up on LOTS of items and are still planning on going back tomorrow. Be prepared though: you kind of get this end of the world feeling because the shelves are all picked through and nearly empty and you can just sense this unwarranted urgency as you make your way down the aisles. Well, at least I did. Shop at your own risk.  Continue reading Cleanse Day 17: Split Pea and Carrot Soup

Cleanse Day 16: Sweet Pea Burgers

Today was such an uplifting day filled with food and friends! I was blessed to be able to spend time at my Auntie Kim’s and cook a meal with her daughter Kaitlin. Kaitlin and I both love watching Food Network, and she found an awesome recipe that turned out great! I had to cleanse-ify it just a tad so that it fit within these detox parameters, but the “burgers” we made according to the recipe looked and smelled delicious. Even the men approved! Continue reading Cleanse Day 16: Sweet Pea Burgers

Cleanse Day 15: Stress-Less Coconut Oats, Almond Meal Banana Pancakes

Officially into the final week of our 21-day detox. Today I learned that even if your bag of almond meal says it expired in 2013, it can still make for delicious pancakes 😛 Continue reading Cleanse Day 15: Stress-Less Coconut Oats, Almond Meal Banana Pancakes

Cleanse Day 14: Island Oats, Ginger Spiced Sweet Potato and Kale

Only 1 more week to go! We’ve all started dreaming of the places we’ll eat once this cleanse is over, but honestly, a lot of the places I would have wanted to eat at pre-cleanse do not sound as appealing anymore. It feels so much better to be eating real, whole foods, and I’d hate to go back to those awful “sugar hangovers” after overindulging on sweets (and let’s face it, once I get a little dessert, it’s all down hill from there…the sugar monster awakens and there’s no stopping his fury!!). Good thing fruits are starting to be all the sweet I need! Besides my sweet Mr. of course 😛 Continue reading Cleanse Day 14: Island Oats, Ginger Spiced Sweet Potato and Kale

Cleanse Day 12: Sweet Potato and Veggie Sauté

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! Continue reading Cleanse Day 12: Sweet Potato and Veggie Sauté

Cleanse Day 10: Chai Chia Oats

Today was one of those days when you get so caught up in what you are working on, that you nearly forget to eat! Good thing I had these dishes pre-made and waiting for me. Whenever you have a chance to do some extra meal prep to make things easier on yourself later, take advantage of it! Continue reading Cleanse Day 10: Chai Chia Oats

Cleanse Day 9: Salad – Simple to Store Bought

Today I may have come close to exceeding the maximum intake of greens one should consume in a day (can there be such a thing??). Aside from our usual steel cut oats in the morning, I found myself stumbling upon salad after salad for the rest of the day. With a little variety, I really didn’t mind my afternoon to evening salad trifecta. Plus, I was able to buy my first Alabama shirt while out to lunch with my sweet Auntie Kim, so I’d say today was a win (like the game last night, ROLL TIDE!).  Continue reading Cleanse Day 9: Salad – Simple to Store Bought