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What have you been eating lately? Picture Update

Friday, April 06, 2012

Here's some food pictures of some of what I have been eating lately.

I have eliminated 90% of refined sugars and carbohydrates - I have been substituting gluten free tortillas and wraps for bread, rice pasta instead of whole grain and only eating whole foods. I've been using fresh homemade salsa and sauce in moderation. In the last two weeks I have felt good energy wise and definitely notice a difference.

Here's some pictures:


3 oz of thin sliced turkey cutlet stacked with tomato, spinach and mushrooms, minced garlic and a sprinkle of fresh shredded parmesan. 'noodleless lasagna'


mashed turnip with minced garlic and fresh chopped chives


egg white with fresh red bell pepper, spinach and mushroom. minced garlic and basil.


homemade ground chicken burger stuffed with chopped mushrooms, cut in half in a joseph's flax low carb tortilla stuffed with spinach, tomato, light canola vegan mayo along with watercress/white bean/ red pepper salad and half of a baked sweet potato.


been juicing this combination lately which makes a great juice that i sip on in the morning and feels so filling. another breakfast idea that i have had is batch cooking quinoa (totally plain, cooked in water) and taking portions to work to top with blueberries and a splash of almond milk. the other thing i have been doing is taking a josephs flax wrap (60 calories) spreading a tbsp of natural peanut butter on it, placing a banana in the middle and sprinkling a tbsp of mini soy, nut, dairy free chocolate chips and some times dried cranberries and rolling it up. it's DELICIOUS.


i have been finding a lot of ideas on tumblr for food. here's a link to my online vision board where i have collected a lot of food ideas, pictures of things that inspire me and just things that i identify strongly with and with my healthy, best life that i want.

www.californiadash.tumblr.co
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does anyone have any good recipes or food staples they have been relying on lately?

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEAN-N-LEXY 4/13/2012 11:03AM

    I moved to gluten free the easy way by eating paleo/primal earlier this year. My body loves me for it and started shedding weight easily. Along the way, I learned that I cannot tolerate beans (ack, there go treat black bean brownies!!).
Anyway, looks like great food.

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RUNNINGNP2B 4/11/2012 9:26PM

    Look delicious love!

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BTVMADS 4/8/2012 4:39PM

    Oh, and duh! Your menu looks so good!! Have you ever tried Chia? I had my first taste of chia seed porridge this morning while camping, and it was SO AMAZING. It's apparently quite the super food and just a couple tablespoons goes a very long way!

I'm curious though on your definition of "refined carbohydrates." Gluten-free wraps/ pastas/ etc. are still full of refined grains, so I'm just wondering why you chose to eliminate gluten from your diet but not rice, quinoa, oats, etc.

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BTVMADS 4/8/2012 4:34PM

    I've been living la vida primal as much as I can. I mean, I screw up a lot because I love ice cream, but I've been eating nothing but plants, meat, and occasional full-fat dairy at meals. I've been doing LOTS of experimenting with no-grain baking -- coconut flour breads, muffins, and pancakes (best pancakes I'll ever eat are grain-free!), almond flour cookies and souffles, and cauliflower pizza crusts. Bread is a rare, rare thing in my diet (usually only when I don't plan well enough and I'm about to crash on a long run day), and I love it this way.

My usual menu is something like a fruit smoothie and eggs for breakfast, a huge salad topped with tuna or left over chicken for lunch with a side of homemade pepper-cheddar poppers, and a portion of meat for dinner with cooked veggies and the occasional sweet potato or squash as sides. If i need a snack, I turn to almonds or Greek yogurt. Yummmmm!

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OPTIMISSPRIME 4/8/2012 2:56PM

    Oooooh, those ALL look SO delish!! emoticon
And I'm totally following you on tumblr now emoticon

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FEB_SHOWERS16 4/8/2012 9:37AM

    Lovely pics! Great choices!

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WINTERWINGS 4/7/2012 1:20AM

    Avocado Salsa

2 tomatoes, chopped
half red onion, finely chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (I used just one and thought it was enough)
1 tbsp (15 ml) red wine vinegar
1 tbsp (15 ml) lime juice
1 tbsp (15 ml) coriander (cilantro) minced
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
pinch pepper (or a quick crank of the grinder)
1 avocado


I don't always use the 2 tbsp of oil. I cut back on that and generally use canola oil just because I can get to it easier in my pantry. Oh, and looking at this, I reduce the red onion and greatly increase the avocado and tomato. I do it with maybe four or five avocado, six tomatoes, one jalapeno, ballpark the cilantro and double the liquids. So really, just to taste. But you get the idea.

Oh, and this recipe comes with a lime marinade for chicken breasts too, if you want it. Let me know and I'll post it to my page.


Comment edited on: 4/7/2012 1:24:03 AM

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SHEILA1505 4/6/2012 2:17PM

    OMW Looks yummy - even if I leave out the gluten-free substitutes
I sometimes make noodleless lasagne - I use eggplant instead of the pasta and layer loads of veg :))

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LULULUCY 4/6/2012 12:48PM

    those look amazing! I am going to tumblr stalk you now. yummmm.

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GOGOSHIRE 4/6/2012 12:44PM

    Oh Chef Gallo, where have you been all my life?

Staples for me are quinoa and sweet potatoes, new go to dish is thai curried cod filet! I can send recipe if you like. Email me.



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HOLISTICDETOXER 4/6/2012 11:11AM

    I've been enjoying vegan overnight oats for breakfast. At night I mash a banana and mix it with 1/3 cup each oats, vanilla soy milk and vanilla almond milk, along with 1 tbsp of chia seeds. Stir it up, cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can top it with fresh fruits, toasted nuts or sweetener, or just eat it as-is.

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GOOSIEMOON 4/6/2012 9:52AM

    Yum!

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