Roobios tea is NOT a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
I’ve gotten into the habit the past year of having something sweet at the end of the day. And now that I’m a stay-at-home mom who loves to bake, I have the time to make all sorts of things from scratch.
There have been literal moments of panic at the end of a day if I realize we don’t have anything sweet at the end of the day. That’s when Patrick comes home and I’m whipping up a batch of snickerdoodles (and I make a ridiculously delicious snickerdoodle).
One of the suggestions that Dallas and Melissa Hartwig give as part of “slaying the sugar dragon” is to drink a cup of roobios tea instead of having a sugary snack. Because it’s “naturally sweet.”
So I’m sitting here drinking my roobios tea (wishing it was a snickerdoodle) and reflecting on the first day of Allie and I’s Whole 30 Challenge.
Allie and I chatted earlier this evening and talked about how it’s already been a challenge. I worked hard to keep busy, but I felt like every moment I was thinking about the challenge.
Here’s a rundown of my meals and my thoughts about those meals.
Breakfast: I needed something quick and easy with protein, so I made 2 fried eggs and put them on top of a bed of spinach. I added lots of salt and pepper and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I didn’t cook the eggs enough for my liking and the eggs were runny enough to make me gag. I think I’m going to stick to scrambled eggs for the remainder of the challenge.
Lunch: I ended up going to the zoo with baby girl and some friends and brought a lunch. Since I needed something portable, I ended up eating 2 hard-boiled eggs, a banana, and several carrots. Not the most amazing thing I’ve eaten, but it did the trick. And the boiled eggs didn’t make me gag like the breakfast ones did.
Dinner: Complete disaster. Pretty comical disaster. Like, I really wish it was on video. Allie and I planned to make salmon patties from scratch. I bought two cans of salmon thinking that the salmon patties would be delicious and I would make more to eat for lunches. I haven’t ever eaten canned salmon before, so when I opened it imagine my horror that there were bones, skin, and THE SALMON’S VERTEBRAE. But I persevered and did what I could to pick out the “good” meat. Ya’ll, when I put those stupid salmon patties in the pan to pan fry them, THEY FELL APART. And there were all kinds of bones still left in there. That’s when I dumped it in the trash. I talked to Allie though, and she said that her’s were delish. Maybe one day I’ll try them again with a salmon filet. I ended up eating chicken sausage, a baked sweet potato with ghee, and a giant pile of broccoli. I was much happier with the sausage than the salmon patties.
Overall, it was a decent first day. I’m hoping tomorrow brings some more successful meals!