The Clean Slate Day 6

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2014/01/13 by nikkiledford

rest

Today was a rest day. I sat at church, walked to breakfast, sat at my buddy’s house, sat in the car up to LA, sat at dinner, and sat in a movie theater. Perhaps I was a little too leisurely… I could not fall asleep for ANYTHING.

Oh well, It’s Monday! and that means I am on the last day of my first week of the Clean Slate. Booyah.

I don’t have too much to share from Day 6 besides this article. Penned by Chris Kresser, it’s a deeper look at the misconceptions about the Paleo Diet. If you have been thinking about trying paleo, but have heard a lot of tom-foolery about it… read this. Chris definitely gives a much more accurate picture of the whole lifestyle beyond the “caveman” caricature. Love that guy.

Oh! and check out Gabby and Laird’s 30 day challenge as well. I love that they have a new healthy habit for each day! They are awesome.

No food pics from Day 6 :(Funny enough, my meals today were both out at restaurants and I must adhere to my resolution to not have the phone out in social situations.

Clean Eats

Breakfast: 3-egg omelette with avocado, bacon, and herbs with hash browns at Antoine’s Cafe

Snack: Salami and Plantain Chips

Dinner: Lettuce-Wrapped Burger with tomato, onion, mayo, and avocado at The Yard House

Other beverages: sparkly water, yerba mate

 

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PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

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