Wow, did I get spoiled this weekend! Really, I did.
I got a new wok from mom and dad, along with jasmine green tea (my favourite!) and a lot of chicken and meat from their local butcher to stock up my fridge. Thanks!!
We also visited my aunt and uncle this morning, who happen to have a huge vegetable garden, and they gave us an enormous amount of veggies!
I spent 1.5 hours chopping part of those veggies tonight, and my fridge is pretty much filled to the brim with food.
This is what I'll be cooking with this week: lettuce, tomatoes, kohlrabi, chives, spring onions, parsley, celery, shallots, carrots and swiss chard. I've never eaten swiss chard before, but I figured it's much like spinach, and probably really healthy. Especially since all of their veggies are organic in the first place.
But if anyone has a good idea on how to use swiss chard, please let me know!!
I've got a 3 liter tub full with chopped chard, so I better find some good use for it.
Before going to my parents I was actually scared that I wouldn't be able to resist all the good (not-so-Whole30) food they have lying around. But I managed really well. My mom made sure that the meals were 100% paleo, and delicious if I may say so, and there was more than enough to fill me up so I wouldn't be tempted to reach for fruits and nuts and chocolate etc. Of course my cravings got slightly worse, and I really wanted to grab a handful of nuts, and a banana, and some of that gluten free cereal my mom eats for breakfast.. But I didn't.
I have to admit that at some point I was thinking 'screw that stupid 30-day plan, gimme those nuts! and while you're at it, you better bring some chocolate too!' but I quickly imagined how I would feel if I were to eat that, so it wasn't that hard to resist anymore. And no, I'm not planning to eat a whole lot of stuff that I miss on day 31. Just the idea that I can eat some nuts or chocolate when I want is probably enough, after all, that's what it's all about. It's a mind game; tell someone not to do something, and he'll want to do it.
Here you go, my meals for today:
Some grilled turkey, 2 egg scramble with zucchini and carrot, and an avocado
2 beef burgers and oven roasted cauliflower with cilantro
Salad with grilled redfish fillet (I didn't eat all of the fish because I wasn't that hungry)
Carrot and a piece of grilled turkey