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Day 30 ... I Am Becoming More Organized with My Prep

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Now that I've eaten, shopped and made over a months worth of ETL meals, I have become better prepared than when I first started out on this new food style.

My basic shopping list is created, the pantry is filled with beans, five types of nuts are in the refrigerator, the freezer is stocked with back up frozen veggies and edamame. I hope that I'll be able to make only one trip to the grocery each week.

I've managed to track down a few boxes of that Stash licorice tea that became a treat that I enjoyed so much the last time I lost a lot of weight. It's caffeine free and tastes really nice hot or cold. It has a naturally sweet taste, so I don't need any sweetener with it.

Buying the Magic Bullet was really helpful to my prep time. When I don't have much time to make a meal, I can whip up a smoothie really easily.

Also found these great little plastic atomizers that screw into lemons and limes to make the fruit their own spray bottle container.. love them.

The areas I still need to focus on are organizing recipes, learning specific nutrition of the individual foods that I eat, they're all nutritious but I want to know more specifics.. some study time will accomplish this.

I really need to get my refrigerator organized. It's not a big fridge and there's so much produce in there that it can't all be accommodated in the drawers and on the bottom shelf. I bought those green refrigerator bags that keeps produce fresh longer. Those will be a good investment.

Today's meals:

Breakfast
*1c almond milk with coffee (non food plan .. but I'm sticking with it )
*Smoothie with 1c mixed fruit, 1c baby spinach, 2c kale, 1/3 oz almonds, fresh ginger, fresh lime juice

Lunch Salad
*2c baby spinach, 1c arugula, 1/3 oz almonds, 1/3c pea shoots, 1c black beans, 1T real lime juice,1T flax seeds, 1 oz avocado, 1/2c grape tomatoes, 1/2 orange,
* frozen banana

Steamed Dinner
* 4oz string beans, 3 slices onions, 1c mushrooms, 3T minced garlic, 1c spinach,
1/3 oz almonds
* 1c licorice tea
*frozen banana
* pomegranate seeds

It's a process and little steps will get me there.. even when it's 2 steps back to make one step forward. I'll get there, not perfectly, but with determination.



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  • v MARTHROID
    I'm impressed. It seems the longer you (generally speaking) stick with something, the easier it becomes. And you passed the 21 make a habit mark...so, yea! and congratulations.
    1048 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
    emoticon job and your more organized than me.
    1048 days ago
  • v GEMINIGEM6
    You're menus are so healthy! And yes, your organization IS impressive!
    1051 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/9/2013 12:37:13 AM
  • v LETHA_
    You are so well organized. Very impressive. Your menu looks great. I also like licorice tea. I drink Yogi Egyptian Licorice. Have a great day.
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    1052 days ago
  • v CITYGIRL27
    Bravo! You're doing emoticon
    1052 days ago
  • v KAT321123
    It seems to me like you're doing more than "little steps"! Great work on getting so organized with your meal planning.
    1052 days ago
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