Thursday, February 17, 2011

We are not perfect....pt2

As promised, here is a REAL post about our progress!

February 1 - I started a no coffee for 30 days. Mainly because of my addiction to creamer! :) I am one of those people who enjoys SWEET coffee, 1/4 cup creamer 3/4 coffee! I went without coffee for a week and have only had coffee a couple of times. My success is I do not have coffee everyday which is improvement and I do plan to completely rid of coffee! I will do this! I plan on continuing my dwindling progress until I am coffee free.

Our eating habits at home are great! Our fridge is loaded of vegetables and some fruit and our pantry is grain-less. :) We do great at home because we are prepared and have a plan. Hubby commented on how easy it is to create a last minute meal with all our vegetables prepared and ready to go. We have many choices!

Going out --- not so much. We are working on this.. It is a struggle. We went to visit family this weekend and we were tempted and we FAILED terribly. We do not like to have sweets or grains in the house simply because if it is around, we will eat it. Point - A large bowl of chocolate candies sat on the counter this weekend and I think I ate half the candy. I just do not have control. I see it and eat it. I am still paying for it today. I am bloated. I am have been feeling sick to my stomach because I have become irregular again. I have break out spots. My elbows are itching uncontrollably. I have not been able to fall asleep easily. My list goes on and all this just from one weekend of poor eating.

3 year old struggled, too. When we are at home he drinks water, vitamin water or on occasion, drinks Almond Milk. This weekend he had juice. Juice is never in our house. I do not like all the sugar in juice.  Joshua rarely gets OJ.  He will drink a fresh fruit/vegetable smoothie. Baby has NEVER had juice but has had a fruit/vegetable smoothie made at home. It is our preference. He also was on an all time high, sugar high. He had crackers, teddy grahams, candy, gum balls, fruit cups, french fries and much much more. We are just not used to grains and sugars. We are starting to educate him on food choices - but realistically, he is 3. He prefers fruit and vegetables but when other junk is around he becomes obsessive.
We are not upset about the juice or the food. Splurges happen and need to happen. Towards the end he was begging for fruit. He also told us his belly was hurting! :)

This is why we have decided not to have grains and dairy and sweets in the house... WE WILL EAT IT.

Joshua is experiencing BOOT CAMP, food boot camp, that is. It might have only been 2 days but 2 days is a lot of such a little one.

He has already gone through a large bag of carrots, frozen bag of peas, asparagus and 2 zucchinis. He is asking for Brussels. I am thankful that my 3 year old loves vegetables and fruit. I too, have been downing the vegetables and eating the Paleo way because I need to start feeling better again.

I am still working on preparing for trips. I need to come up with a game plan. Maybe I should make beef jerky and grab some just in case bars, PURE are my new favorite! I will post something on this soon!

Until then -- Here is more recipes from Valentine's Day dinner with my boys!

T-Bone steaks with Asparagus wrapped with Turkey Bacon

In a baggie add thawed steaks, 1 TBSP Olive Oil, 2 TBSP Coconut Aminos, Lemon Pepper and Garlic. Let marinade for 2 - 4 hours. 

Since we still have ice and snow outside I cooked the steaks inside. 

Steered the meat on both sides for a minute and then put the steaks in the oven topped with the extra marinade at 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes depending on desired pink-ness!

When steaks are done serve with Chocolate Red Wine sauce
 Chocolate Wine Sauce
1 TBSP Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 dropper of Stevia

Sweet Potato Tater Tots with Coconut Butter


Part of Pennywise Platter, Monday Mania
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


  1. I really enjoyed your pt 2 post. Your wine sauce looks like it would be very good. Thank you for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  2. I am not responsible with my food choices either when sweets and snacks are around. I think your steak, asparagus and sweet potato look amazing. That, to me, would be a perfect meal!

  3. Looks like a fabulous Valentine's dinner!
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  4. Sarah, TheHealthyHomeEconomistFebruary 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    I had to click over here and see what this chocolate sauce with steak was all about! LOL Thanks for sharing this very creative idea at Monday Mania this week! :)


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