Monday, January 13, 2014
Funemployment -- Clean Eating Day Number Something-Or-Other
Also I had a dark chocolate paleo muffin at a paleo restaurant because CHOCOLATE and because I hate the paragraph in the Whole 30 Manifesto about "no treats even if they technically contain all of the ingredients we just gave you the the okay on" because I think that's dumb and I'm not wired to work that way. The muffin was okay, and probably $5, but I was already paying $11 for delicious soup and $8 for a smoothie so whatever. This is expensive.
Or, actually, some regrets: again, this is expensive. I might be forced into the "buttered noodles and/or McDonald's dollar menu diet" if I don't get a job soon. I have more than one opportunity on the horizon, and all are jobs I could see myself loving, so hopefully one of them works out.
But, I'm trying to recharge back into this Whole 30 Clean Eating thing. One day isn't going to totally screw me over (it was vodka soda with lime, NOT THE WORST) so I might as well keep chugging along. I grabbed some quick meals at Snap Kitchen (a paleo-friendly organic takeout chain) so that I can just relax and not worry about dinner for a night or two, since I don't have the money to grocery shop again for a bit, and we all know that cooking = self therapy for Ashley.
Step One in Getting Back On The Clean Eating Wagon: Breakfast.
Loaded Scrambled Eggs*
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 strips bacon
1 green onion, sliced
1 handful kale
optional: avocado and salsa
-Shred kale into smaller-than-bitesize pieces and microwave with 1 tsp water until soft--about 30 seconds. Let cool and squeeze out excess water.
-Whisk together eggs and coconut milk until well combined. Add crumbled bacon, onion, and kale and mix well.
-Heat over medium heat and scramble (mix lightly as egg cooks). Serve hot with salsa and avocado.
*Seriously guys, this is lazy and I know it. You can scramble eggs, right? All this does is prove that kale and bacon work well in dairy-free scrambled eggs. Woo! Hang in there, hopefully my stressy days will be looking up soon!