Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Sunday saw the first day of the Old School Diet Challenge, and I hope that all challengers are off to a good start.  Each challenge, either Chuck or I- sometimes both, follow along strictly so we can share your journey (for some could read ‘journey’ as pain).

So lets look at the first day of the major meals:

Breakfast:

breakfastThis is half a large heirloom tomato, a cup and a half of steamed beets and one fried egg.  The egg was cooked in olive oil and the veggies just have salt on them.  The beets I got at Costco, vacuum sealed and precooked with the only ingredient being BEETS.  If you like beets they are an easy addition to your diet for meals and snacks.

 

 

Lunch:

lunchThis is grilled shrimp brushed with olive oil and seasoned with cumin and cayenne pepper.  The veggies are two cups of braised bok choy and spinach.  To braise the greens, I just put a thin layer of chicken or veggie stock in a saute pan with garlic, bring to a boil then add the densest veggie first.  For example, I started cooking the stalk of the bok choy first for about 3 minutes then added the bok choy greens, and after a minute added the spinach.  Cook just until the greens turn an emerald color.

 

Dinner:

dinnerThis is curried Halibut with 1.5 cups of broccoli and about a cup of roasted asparagus.  I roasted about five of these portions of asparagus with 1 tbsp of olive oil and kosher salt.  I steamed about four portions of broccoli and added 1 tsp of Ghee and salt.  The fish is more complicated as it is cooked with red peppers and onions.  The recipe will follow tomorrow!

For snacks throughout the day, I had smaller portions of the above like 3 shrimp and a couple of beets, or some asparagus spears and a scant handful of broccoli.  For drinks I had water and black and herbal tea throughout the day.  If you are in the challenge you will see the meal sheet from this day.

 

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