๐Ÿฅฆ VEGGIE PLATE | ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY | ๐Ÿน NIBBLE PLATE | ๐Ÿท MUSTARD PORK & SALAD

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOALS
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
๐ŸŒ 6 MONTH NEW ZEALAND TRIP – MAY 2023

๐Ÿ“Š Calorie Command with the Healthi app
๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Target: 1447
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 89g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 19pts/day + 28 Weeklies but since I don’t eat sugar free or most fat free products (food additive intolerances), points based plans don’t usually work well for me. This will be an interesting experiment.

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much ๐Ÿ˜

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

Last night I cooked some chicken leg quarters in the Instant Pot and today I made her 3 chicken dishes for the week…

โ–ช๏ธ Coconut Curry Chicken (like Butter Chicken)
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Alfredo
โ–ช๏ธ Pad Thai Chicken (used the sauce from the Stir Fry Veggie kits that I only use the veggies from)

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๐Ÿฅฆ ARTICHOKE, ASPARAGUS & PEA PLATE
โ–ช๏ธ Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ @chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon
โ–ช๏ธ Snow Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Enoki Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ @tillamook Cream Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Del Duca Prosciutto

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
๐ŸŒ€ Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 15min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

ASPARAGUS MUSHROOM BUNDLES
โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
390ยฐ for 7min

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 313
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 22g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 12
(earned +3 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿท MUSTARD PORK, MOROCCAN COUSCOUS & SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Pork Loin Chops
โ–ช๏ธ Whole Grain Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ @trevijano Moroccan Couscous
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method
~ Rinse Couscous
1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1ยผcups liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
Cook 6min on High Pressure + Pulse Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

๐Ÿฅ— SUPERFOOD SIDE SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ50/50 Lettuce Blend
โ–ช๏ธCarrot
โ–ช๏ธSugar Snap Peas
โ–ช๏ธWatermelon Radish
โ–ช๏ธEnglish Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธBaby Pickled Beets
โ–ช๏ธPistachios
โ–ช๏ธSunflower Kernels
โ–ช๏ธLow Sodium Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธLemon Juice

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 710
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 52g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 18
(earned +2 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿน NIBBLE PLATE
โ–ช๏ธ Red Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ Pepper Jack Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ @missionmeats Turkey & Pepper Pork Sticks

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 331
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 12g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 12

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1354 of 1447
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 86g of 89g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 41 of 19
(earned +5 veggie pts)
Within about 100 calories of target, within carb target but more than double on WW points.

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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