πŸ’« 30 Days of INTUITIVE EATING – DAY 5

πŸ₯£ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
Just Eat June – 30 Days of Intuitive Eating
[No Tracking/Calories/Measuring]

DAY 5

PART 1
Cooking for Sandy
I cook 3-4 days a week for an older neighbor who had a stroke last year. She is such a lovely lady.Β  She lost a lot of her mobility, especially on one side and this is just one way I can help make her life easier.Β 

I was talking to her daughter recently and I am thrilled to report that since I have started helping – her glucose levels have stabilized and her diabetes is well under control.Β  Actually her late night numbers have been a bit low, so yesterday I baked her a loaf of banana bread so she can have a small slice around 7pm to see if we can balance the drop a little bit.Β 

I love that I have someone to cook for and that I can be of service… ❀️❀️❀️

Today I made:
Mackerel Cakes w Tzatziki
Garlic/Ginger Steamed Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

SUPERFOOD SALAD
She, like me, loves fruit in her salads πŸ˜‹
Power Greens
Raspberries
Blueberries
Green Grapes
Watermelon Radish
Celery
Carrot
Spring Onions
Sunflower Seeds
Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
Cranberries
Pickled Onions
Cucumber
Feta
Dried Shrimp

I took her some Honey Poppyseed Dressing with I since I didn’t get a chance to make this week’s dressings yet…

She finished it all and said she really enjoyed it… I love that!

I also made my first loaf of Banana Bread. For all the cooking I do, I don’t bake a lot but I had some overripe bananas that needed to be used so I broke out the bread machine and gave it a go.

Based on this recipe:
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7116/banana-bread-quick-bread-for-machines

I hope she likes it.

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🍲 BRUNCH

πŸ₯— DINNER

I had good intentions today… I really did. But between cooking for Sandy and spending time with her (which I really enjoy) and just not feeling very hungry… I didn’t cook until after 9pm and only had the one meal… Well part of the one meal…

I ate the mackerel cake, delicata squash and ube (purple yam) but in listening to my body, I stopped there. I saved the rest for tomorrow.

MACKEREL CAKES
Canned Mackerel in Brine
Panko Breadcrumbs
Egg
Spring Onion
Spicy Brown Mustard
Lemon Juice

Cooked in Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400Β° for 12min


Squash / Ube / Asparagus
Steamed in Goodcooks Microwave Steamer
Ube – 10min
Squash – 8min
Asparagus – 3min

ATE:
Mackerel Cake w Tzatziki
Steamed Delicata Squash (ate both halves)
Steamed Purple Yam / Ube

LEFT FOR TOMORROW:
Asparagus
Kimchi

SUPERFOOD SALAD
Power Greens
Mini Peppers
Celery
Purple Cabbage
Heart of Palm
Rainbow Carrots
Watermelon Radish
Mini Cucumber
Roasted Corn Nuts
Roasted Wasabi Edamame
Feta

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πŸ’ SNACKS
Handful Green Seedless Grapes

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🐳 WEIGHT
254.2lbs


πŸ’‰ GLUCOSE [2020 Guidelines]
Fasting Lvl 🎯 = 100-125
After Eating 🎯 = 140-199


06.05.21
79 (Fasting)
126 (2hr after dinner)

INTUITIVE EATING CHALLENGE BASIC GUIDELINES
β–ͺ️ No tracking, weighing, measuring foods
β–ͺ️ Eat when actually hungry (no eating just to meet caloric target)

EXTRA GUIDELINES
β–ͺ️ Eat as I normally would (whole food focus) allowing for additional things I may not usually pay the points for out of principle 😁

β–ͺ️ Make first meal of the day the largest (in case I don’t feel like eating in the evening)

β–ͺ️ Prep salad toppings for ease of putting together a Superfood Salad + protein for dinner 5 nights / week

β–ͺ️ Continue to weigh daily to track inflammation and record on #fearlessfridays

β–ͺ️ Check, check and double check all food labels before using any packaged products including raw meats and frozen vegetables

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