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 13: Vegetable and Millet Soup

Today the Mr. and I got to enjoy a lovely stroll around Veteran’s Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day and it was great to get some fresh air. On our excursion away from the house, we decided to also stop by Earth Fare to hit up some deals since they are closing at the end of the month. Shopping took a little longer than expected‚Ķwhich brought back the “HANGER”! Good thing we were in a health food store and able to find an acceptable snack to eat ūüôā Kind bars held us over until we were able to make it home. Continue reading Cleanse Day 13: Vegetable and Millet Soup

Cleanse Day 12: Sweet Potato and Veggie Saut√©

Just 9 more days of this cleanse! I’ll be honest, we all started getting a little “hangry” by the end of the day‚ĶThe 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 Saut√©

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

Cleanse Day 8: Shepherd’s Leftovers Pie¬†

ROLL TIDE! Whelp, today’s menu was miles healthier than what we ate during the last Alabama game (oh pre-cleanse days…), but I’m sure we’ll feel a lot better tomorrow morning than we did a week and a half ago! Continue reading Cleanse Day 8: Shepherd’s Leftovers Pie¬†

Cleanse Day 7: Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup

Officially 1 week down! I have really enjoyed the recipes we’ve been able to try, but the hardest thing has been planning ahead. It’s worth it to eat¬†clean, but it does take a lot more time to prepare meals. With the time we had in between services today, I threw nearly all the leftover vegetables we had in a crock pot with some vegetable broth and red lentils so we could come home to a nice warm pot of soup (recipe below). Continue reading Cleanse Day 7: Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup