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…

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Day 2: Dinner on a Baking Sheet

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Breakfast was some kind of yogurt berry granola mix. It was nice that it was prepared the day before so i could just wake up and eat it, but I didn’t especially like the taste. I don’t think I would make it again, but if I did I would probably use vanilla flavoured greek yogurt to sweeten it up because it was pretty bland.

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Lunch was surprisingly good. I made it this morning and it only took about 10 minutes because most of the ingredients were leftovers. I tasted the raw fennel when I was cutting it and didn’t really like the licorice taste, but in the salad it tasted completely different mixed in with everything else and it was quite enjoyable. For anyone trying this out that has never cut fennel before (like me), I found this link to be pretty useful:

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I really enjoyed the afternoon snack (tomato, basil and feta with balsamic vinegar). I don’t know if I’ve ever had fresh basil before, but after this salad, I can definitely see it’s worth.

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Dinner was HUGE. It consisted of 4 lettuce wraps and a side salad. I needed to eat them off a baking sheet because… what else fits 4 large pieces of lettuce? It took about an hour to prepare (although we probably could have been much faster), but it was definitely worth it, although in my opinion, the side salad was pretty unnecessary. Something about mixing the mango, avocado, and lime vinaigrette really worked and I would definitely make these wraps again.

The night snack was 2 clementines. There isn’t much to say about that. I would have preferred a different snack right before bed because that’s a lot of acid right before you sleep and it definitely upset my stomach.

Final thoughts: I still think that it’s just too time consuming to make these meals. Part of the time sink involves doing the dishes… get it 😉 This is because often times, a lot of the same equipment needs to be used for the same recipe/ for recipes on the same day, so there isn’t enough time to wash that stuff in the dishwasher. The vegetables also produce a lot of waste in terms of packaging and parts that can’t be eaten, meaning that I have to change the garbage a lot more than usual. Tomorrow I’m going to figure out a way to speed everything up a lot more. I’m really looking forward to the hot chocolate nighttime snack. I hope it doesn’t let me down.