Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Yesterday was one of those days where the sun was shinning and we enjoyed every minute of it. Easton and I woke up early, got ready and headed to Whole Foods to buy the food for our Engine 2 diet. Casey and I are on day 10 of this diet and feeling great (more below). Walking through the isles of Whole Foods keeping my almost three month old happy - I realize I am reciting the words from his favorite book (The Little Blue Truck) out loud. I realized how happy I am walking through the grocery store with him saying "beep beep beep I'm stuck I'm stuck". He instantly knew I was talking about The Little Blue Truck. I am amazed by him every single day. There are so many moments of motherhood I never knew would make me so happy. After lunch (which I've been taking time to make everyday for the Engine 2 diet) we headed outside. E and I laid on a blanket relaxing in the spring air. We read books, took pictures, talked about the wind, trees, clouds and blue sky. It was one of those moments I'll remember forever.
It was time to feed so we headed upstairs to Easton's room. Spring in GA is amazing right now, we have the windows open which makes for a very relaxing breeze. We sat in his chair and talked about our time outside. He feel asleep on my shoulder while we listened to Jack Johnson Pandora station and I again thought I will never forget this moment. It was one of those smooth sailing amazing days.
For dinner I made Veggie Curry without the Peanut Oil. The Engine 2 diet is a veggie based diet without oils. I've replaced olive oil for veggie broth when sauteing veggies which is really good by the way. This is usually how our day looks.
Angie - Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Kashi Cereal and Blue Berries
Casey - Rips Cereal (from Whole Foods) with Kiwi, Banana, Blue Berries and Almond Milk
Lunch - Veggie Panini's with Whole Grain Bread. We've tried all sorts of Panin's from Roasted Red Pepper, Mushrooms, Spinach, Onion and Homemade Hummus - to - Avocado, Tomatoes, Spinach with Hummus, yesterday we even tried Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini which was really good. I usually make a side of Edamame and homemade Whole Grain Tortilla Chips to dip in hummus.
Dinner - We've had everything from Mushroom Stroganoff, Veggie Stir Fry with Brown Rice, Black Bean Burgers on a Whole Grain Bun with Roasted Red Potatoes, Curry, Roasted Potatoes and Zucchini with Salad. For salad dressing we use Lemon Juice with a little bit of salt and pepper. Whole Grain pastas with fresh veggies. It's taken some creativity but we're doing it and feel great.
We're taking the 28 day challenge and find the most challenging part of this diet is eating out, especially in the South. I am finding that I have to be very specific when ordering. What are we missing (craving)? Nachos! Casey and I both miss chips and dip. Otherwise we are not craving meat or dairy which I didn't eat much of before but Casey used to drink milk everyday. He is loving Almond milk and not craving dairy at all. We both have more energy and Casey mentioned on his run yesterday he had more energy. I will continue to update you on our progress.
Yesterday ended snuggling with Easton on the couch while he hugged his favorite Giraffe Blanket
It was one of those days I'll always cherish..