I finished up my Whole30 reset yesterday so that means I got to start reintroducing some of the eliminated foods. I decided to start to with dairy because that’s what they recommend in the book “It starts with food”. The one food that I really missed was cheese. I wasn’t craving it or anything but there were quite a few meals that we ate and I would think to myself this would be so good with some cheese on it. For breakfast I fully intended to have some yogurt but I was so full from my bowl of Whole30 Hash that it had to wait for lunch.
That first bite was complete and utter bliss, but the after taste was a bit off. I’m not sure if it was the berries or what but it just didn’t taste right. The yogurt wasn’t sour or going bad, it just had a different after taste than I’m not used to. I managed to eat most of it though. I had really wanted to eat some skyr from a local farm that’s owned by one of my client’s family but the health food store was out when I went shopping. I also had some left over salad with orange brown buttered shrimp. This dish was fantastic and we will without a doubt be making it again. Matt has all sorts of plans to grill it next time.
I actually did some Pilates today! My brother bought me Mari Winsor’s DVD set for Christmas and I’m ashamed that it took me this long to use it. I had the VHS tapes years ago and I used them so much that it wore the tape out in spots and would get all those lines running through it. Did I just date myself? :p I remember it being so HARD! I was pleasantly surprised that I could do most of it. There are a few moves that I just couldn’t manage but I know that that will just motivate me to keep at it. It felt so good to work my entire body and to really focus on my core. I keep reading that core work is really beneficial to running and you know how much help I need with my running.
After my Pilates session I did a bunch of house cleaning and finished up removing some icky flooring in the dining room. I think we just need to sand down the hard wood and we can finally start using that room! I have been working on that dining room since the first week we bought the house almost 6 years ago. Why can’t DIY take a half hour like it does on HGTV?
I was pretty hungry about an hour before Zumba and I’ve been wanting to try to make my own energy bites ,so this afternoon I finally made it happen. These are so yummy, like a larabar but fresher. I found the recipe on Pinterest. Here’s the link to the recipe. They’re simple to make if you have a food processor. My one mistake was eating four of them in about 15 minutes plus munching on mangoes and pineapple that I was chopping up. About a half hour later I had a headache. I’m pretty sure it was sugar overload.
For dinner we had tacos in lettuce cups and I FINALLY got to eat some cheese! My taste buds were singing and I may have moaned in bliss. I was too excited to dive in to even bother taking a picture but I’m sure you guys know what a taco looks like. I freshly grated some raw cheddar cheese from Grafton Village, which is only about an hour away. It says it was aged for two years. I figured if I was going to eat some cheese I had better make any potential pain worth it and go with the best stuff I could find.
So far my stomach feels just fine. I’ll be eating Whole30 style for the next couple of days and I’m really hoping that I don’t have any inflammation or any other reactions to dairy because I really enjoy it. I probably won’t eat it as much as I did in the past and when I do it’s going to be high quality.
Did you guys try any new recipes or bring back an old staple?