For the kids? The day wasn't so terrific, but we knew this day was coming and, as I explained to them before we started this journey, eating this way would be a lifestyle, not a life sentence. They would need to allow for detours along the way and not beat themselves up over them. Buttercup was tasked with bringing cookies to her youth group tonight and,while her cold/flu thing is too bad for her to to, she still wanted to make the cookies and get them to the other kids. Part of her planning was pretty wise...she knew if she baked them, she want to try them. So, she allowed for that. She was willing to take the points hit and, as she told me, the cookies were fabulous. If you're interested in a fabulous recipe for amazing chocolate chip cookies, you need to make Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Cookies. You won't be disappointed. According to the kids, they're as good as I remember them!
I tried something newish today. Tonight we had our first-ever grass-fed beef steaks for dinner. They were amazing. Seriously amazing. Valiant barbecued it for us and did a fabulous job. Even Buttercup, the girl who always says "no, thank you" to steak, was disappointed we didn't have more. (And that was after I gave her a third of mine!) The steak was accompanied by yellow squash and zucchini sauteed in ghee and seasoned with a little no-salt seasoning mix. I finished off my plate with sauteed mushrooms and spinach, but the kids weren't interested in trying that.
Doesn't this all look good? My mushrooms and spinach.
The sauteed squash.
And the plated meal.
|Look at the steam wafting off the squash!|
Oh, I saw a terrific interview with Bob Harper of the Biggest Loser discussing his conversion to the CrossFit way of life and how anyone of any fitness level and join in on the fun.
Day 3 is put to bed...only 27 more to go!