Summer #Detox – Recap of Day 5

I completely forgot to take a picture of my smoothie for Day 5 of my detox. It was strawberry though. I find that I wake up now wanting my smoothie, but I have to have my hot water with lemon first. I think the smoothie is my motivation to drink the hot water and lemon even faster.

 

Since the kids are now at their dad’s for a week, I figured I would try some new recipes from the detox menu as I had time to experiment today. First experiment was kale chips (especially since my mom had some in her garden, so it was nice and fresh!). I’ll be honest and admit that I thought Anneka was crazy. Kale is weird. It’s not lettuce, not spinach and frankly, when I tried it raw, was not my taste. After cleaning the kale, prepping and cooking for about 8 mins in the oven, I’m a believer! The kale chips don’t look very appetizing but they were awesome! They were even very filling, so I think I’ll be keeping this recipe for when I’m having those chip cravings at a certain time of the month. 😉

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I also made some more french fries from the potatoes we brought back from my mom’s garden. Even better than the ones I had on Day 1, and I think it’s because the potatoes were really fresh.

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Then I made the eggplant tomato bake for dinner. Unfortunately, I left it in the oven for a bit longer than the recipe suggested so again, it didn’t look too appetizing, but I tried it…and went back for a second bowl. Again, another yummy recipe! It was even nice to use some of the basil, fresh from my own garden!

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My only craving today was mid-afternoon when I was really tired (yesterday was a really emotional day) so I drank some water and took a nap – oh the things one can do when the kids aren’t home. 😉

Summer #Detox – Recap of Days 3 & 4

My 3rd day on Hello to Healthy‘s detox consisted of my morning yummy smoothie, peach this time.

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Then the rest of the day, I had leftovers from the day before…that’s the “beauty” of all the recipes being in portions for 2 – 4 people. 😉 I was still hungry in the evening so I cut up a plate of carrots and cucumbers, which I enjoyed with some spicy hummus.

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My 4th day on the detox was really tough because I spent most of the day out of town at a funeral, then a visit to my parents’ place. So, although I started the day with my smoothie, lunch was kinda difficult because we were at the funeral reception so I chose the healthiest option I could, trying to stay as close to the detox meals as possible. Since I’m an emotional eater, it was a tough day related to cravings but I fought through it.

 

On my 3rd day, my man also surprised me by coming home a day early from camping (yay!!!), so he took over cooking for the 4th night and although it wasn’t the detox menus, it still definitely fell within the parameters…plus tasted as awesome as it looks!

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Tomorrow night, I’m on my own as he’s working so it won’t look nearly as good, but hopefully will taste yummy still. 🙂