Monday, January 13, 2014

Funemployment -- Clean Eating Day Number Something-Or-Other

In all honesty, I fell off the Whole 30 wagon this weekend. I needed a drink, or a few, after a long week of interviews and resume sending and trying to figure out which step life is going to take next. "Jump and the net will materialize" is a phrase I've heard recently--admittedly, in a sitcom, and it ended up with people doused in hot coffee so take with that what you will--and while I fully believe it's true, I've been jumping a whole heck of a lot lately and it's taking up most of the courage I have. So I needed to refuel and clear my head a bit. In my case, some liquid courage and a night out with friends that elevated my mood, even if it did nothing for my waistline.

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.

No regrets.

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!


  1. i feel ya on the job search thing. my husband is right there now too (can't remember if i've commented about that on your blog before)'s a drag. something will come up soon! these eggs look delish.

  2. Hang in there, girl! Been there, and it truly sucks. It drains your energy and then makes you feel guilty for feeling lazy and tired because "you' don't have a job." But looking for a job is more work than a job! Seriously. Best vibes sent your way!

  3. Never be afraid to jump! I promise it works out in the end. But if you don't believe me, take it from these guys.

    Ray Bradbury — 'Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.'

    Neil Gaiman — 'Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.'

  4. After reading your recent post about your new job, I'm more relax to read this post. You'll be fine. Hang in there! Your scramble eggs could be my great nutritious lunch.... I have to dig my fridge to see what I have! :)