Day 11: The Baby Food Diet

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Breakfast was a kale and banana smoothie. I didn’t like it as much as last time, but once again, it was my favourite meal of the day.

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Lunch was tuna salad wraps. I didn’t really like them and it wasn’t the most portable meal of all time since the lettuce had to be stored separately until lunch time.

The afternoon snack was a banana and avocado “pudding.” I might have liked it more if I hadn’t eaten a smoothie for breakfast. It tasted like baby food; pretty bland, a little sweet.

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Dinner was a salad. I didn’t particularly enjoy it. I wasn’t very hungry tonight, but i wouldn’t choose to eat this as a dinner meal. It seemed more like an appetizer salad; maybe a lunch salad but even that is pushing it.

The night snack was dark chocolate. I love dark chocolate, but there has been a lot of sweet food today, so it wasn’t especially exciting.

Final thoughts: I’m kind of getting tired of this whole challenge… 3 more days…

Day 3: Cauliflower Steaks and Hot Chocolate

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Today’s breakfast was a yogurt parfait. It only took 15 minutes to make, but much like yesterday’s breakfast, it was pretty bland… because plain greek yogurt, is pretty bland. To be fair, it was especially bad because I forgot to layer it, making it pretty difficult to eat.

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Lunch was an Asian chicken salad, It took 20 minutes to make and was pretty good. It reminded me a lot of the kinds of asian salads you can get at fast food places (McDonalds and Wendy’s have them), except this version has around 100 fewer calories.

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My first snack was an avocado with lemon, salt, and pepper. I’ve seen a lot of people eat plain avocados, and I didn’t get it then and I still don’t get it now. Don’t get me wrong, I love avocados, but a full plain avocado is too much avocado for me.

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Despite taking an hour and a half to make, dinner was very good. My brother said it’s the best meal we’ve had so far. I would definitely make the cauliflower steaks again. They tasted a lot like roasted potatoes and potatoes are one of the things I miss most on this meal plan. If I were to make the whole meal again, I would start with the lentils and then bake the cauliflower, so that the lentils were finished cooking at the same time as the cauliflower. Today I made the cauliflower first and had to wait on the lentils for a long time. Although I loved dinner overall, I didn’t like the lentils. I think the apple cider vinegar overpowered any other flavour that went into the lentils and gave it some kind of weird sweet flavour that was not very enjoyable. In addition, there was something wrong with the recipe posted because honey was listed as an ingredient, but the recipe never said what to do with it. I added it to the lentils with the apple cider vinegar which probably added to the sweetness of the dish.

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The night snack was hot chocolate. At first I thought it tasted kind of weird, but I finished the whole cup and it did taste somewhat good. I’m still undecided about it. I don’t like it more than regular hot chocolate, but it wasn’t horrible.

Final thoughts: Except for dinner, today’s meals were faster to prepare. Today’s meals were also overall tastier, but I was expecting a little more from the hot chocolate and avocado. Perhaps tomorrow’s smoothie will give me what i’m looking for.