I was going to do one blog post on the foods I am eating, but I decided to break it up into 3-4 posts. I'll do my typical breakfast for your first.
I'm only a week into this, but so far, I've pretty much had the same thing for breakfast every day. Two scrambled eggs, a meat, some greens, a fruit salad, and drink.
I use organic/natural eggs that are hormone free with no antibiotics. I get them from a local health food store, Publix, or Walmart. It just depends where I end up when I run out.
The meat I use is either precut sausage patties or Applegate smoked turkey breast. You could also have bacon, I just didn't have any last week. I also use Applegate's bacon when I eat it because it's natural with no hormones/antibiotics added.
The greens I've had are either spinach or cucumbers. If I do spinach, I add it to the eggs, if I do cucumbers, I just slice half a cucumber and put it on the plate.
My fruit salad has varied day to day depending on what I have, except I have had apples every day. I get the precut apple slices. It would be cheaper to slice your own, but I'm trying to make it easy on myself to eat like this so, the less work I have to put in, the more likely I am to continue on. Besides apple slices, I also have had grapes, watermelon, pineapple, and mandrian oranges. I picked up some peaches today too. For the mandrian oranges and peaches I use the Dole plastic containers that are in 100% fruit juice.
As for my drinks, it depends on my mood. I'll mix it up between 2% organic milk, Ocean Spray's 100% Fruit and Vegetable juice, or water. Sunday I went to Starbucks and had an unsweet black tea, but I didn't drink it all so this morning I had the rest with my breakfast.
When I do my eggs, it typically looks like this. While the sausage is cooking, I scrambled my eggs with a little organic milk and a dash each of sea salt and cracked pepper. I take 1 slice of Sargento or Cabot's reduced fat cheese and break it into quarters and each of those into quarters. If I do spinach, I cook a pack of frozen spinach, then drain it and I keep it in a sealed container in the fridge to pull out and use over a few days. I also have some natural olives and I like to slice 3-4 up to add into the scrambled eggs.
After the sausage is cooked, I clean the pan and add a cap full of extra virgin olive oil into the pan to heat for about thirty seconds. Then I pour in the egg and milk mixture, the now sixteen cheese squares, a few sliced olives, and some spinach. I cover it and let it cook, flipping it occasionally.
While the eggs are cooking, I get my plate together. Now, I know you're thinking you can't afford this pretty
Sometimes I can eat all of the eggs, sometimes I can't. That's about 3/4th the mixture on my plate. I added a lot of spinach today so I couldn't eat all that it cooked up.
You could add your meat into your eggs if you wanted, but I prefer to have my meat seperate from the eggs.
I really do feel FULL when I get done eating, but it isn't that OMG.IM.GOING.TO.BARF full feeling. And yes, I do miss my buttered toast with eggs, but really I don't have bread in the house so I don't even think about it much.