๐Ÿท PORK CHOP w VEGGIES | ๐Ÿฎ PATร‰ | ๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEGETABLES

๐Ÿท PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Bone-In Pork Chop
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot
โ–ช๏ธ Creamed Corn
โ–ช๏ธ German Pickled Red Slaw
โ–ช๏ธ Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Herb Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

โ™จ๏ธ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 11min 

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
https://amzn.to/3SmyCe4
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 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 306
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๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEGETABLES
โ–ช๏ธ Top Round Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Herb Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce

BROCCOLI
๐Ÿ’จ Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
4min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 609
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๐Ÿฎ BOURBON CHICKEN PATร‰
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Patรฉ
โ–ช๏ธ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 344
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๐Ÿ“ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Tart Cherry Yogurt [Noosa]
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 268
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๐Ÿงฎ TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1528

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

๐Ÿ” CHICKEN SALAD | ๐Ÿฒ CHICKEN & POTATO “DUMPLINGS”

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES CONSUMED –  691 โŒ

๐ŸŽฏ MACRO TARGETS HIT – โŒ
Protein โฌ‡๏ธ
Carbs โœ…
Fat โœ…

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – โŒ

I did too much yesterday and had to reel it in today…

๐Ÿ” CHICKEN SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ Green Seedless Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate Arils
โ–ช๏ธ Sliced Almonds
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
โ–ช๏ธ Multigrain Bread

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 369
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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 are going to wait until next week to get together, so I decided to start some batch cooking this week and put her together easy lunches, some freezer meals, some muffins and a big salad she can have as she likes.

Butter Chicken w/ Black Rice โœ…
Turkey Shepherds Pie โœ…
Chicken & Potato “Dumplings” โœ…
Korean BBQ Beef w/ Rice โœ…
Rendang Curry Chicken โœ…
Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs
Egg / Tuna Salad Pinwheels
Superfood Salad
Carrot Cake Muffins

๐Ÿฒ INSTANT POT CHICKEN & “DUMPLINGS”
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Stock
โ–ช๏ธ Mixed Vegetables
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken & Dumplings Seasoning Mix

โ–ช๏ธ Potato Gnocchi
โ–ช๏ธ Cornstarch

โ–ช๏ธ Half n Half

Several variations you might like:

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup-olive-garden-copycat/#wprm-recipe-container-27563
https://www.thechunkychef.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings/#wprm-recipe-container-19549
https://kristineskitchenblog.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-dumplings

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Stage 1 – First 4 ingredients
Cook 8min on High Pressure + Natural Release
Stage 2 – Add Gnocchi and cornstarch slurry
Cook 2min on High Pressure + Quick Release
Let cool some before adding Half n Half

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 323
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Seriously THE BEST Chicken & Dumplings I have made – the Gnocchi was a perfect substitute, tender but not mushy, the flavor is absolutely spot on and it ended up making 6 generous servings!

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

๐Ÿฅ˜ KOREAN BBQ BEEF
โ–ช๏ธ Korean BBQ Beef Kit (incl Rice)
โ–ช๏ธ Top Round
โ–ช๏ธ Mini Bell Peppers
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onions
โ–ช๏ธ Sesame Seeds

https://tasty.co/recipe/korean-style-bbq-beef-helper

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

๐Ÿฅช TUNA SANDWICH & SPLIT PEA SOUP | ๐Ÿ” PORTABELLO MUSHROOM BURGER w ASPARAGUS

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

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๐Ÿฅช TUNA SANDWICH & SPLIT PEA SOUP
โ–ช๏ธ Dark Rye Bread
โ–ช๏ธ Jalapeรฑo Tuna
โ–ช๏ธ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
โ–ช๏ธ Roma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ @progresso Split Pea Soup
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 624

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๐Ÿ” PORTABELLO MUSHROOM CAP BURGER w ASPARAGUS
โ–ช๏ธ Portabello Mushroom Caps
โ–ช๏ธ 93% Lean Ground Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
โ–ช๏ธ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
โ–ช๏ธ Clover & Broccoli Sprouts
โ–ช๏ธ Roma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Pickled Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Hollandaise Sauce

Here is a great recipe to use if you’d like

https://www.primaverakitchen.com/portobello-mushroom-bun-burgers-with-guacamole-whole30-low-carb-paleo-gluten-free

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 392

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Peanuts
โ–ช๏ธ Honeycrisp Apple

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 173

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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

๐Ÿœ MUSHROOM LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL & SANDWICH | ๐Ÿฅฉ EYE OF ROUND STEAK & VEGGIES

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

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1508 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **



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๐Ÿœ MUSHROOM LUO SI RICE NOODLE BOWL & CHICKEN SANDWICH
โ–ช๏ธ Mushroom Noodle Kit (ยฝ package)
Rice Noodles, Soup Base, Vinegar, Pickled Bamboo Shoots, Pickled Green Beans and Peppers, Chili Mushrooms, Tofu Sticks, Peanuts (also comes with Fried Tofi Skins and Chili Oil but I didn’t use either – calories are adjusted accordingly)
โ–ช๏ธ Crab Flavored Tofu Square
โ–ช๏ธ Kimchi Toasted Seaweed Sheets

โ–ช๏ธ Dark Rye Bread
โ–ช๏ธ Grilled Chicken Strips @perdue
โ–ช๏ธ Lettuce / Tomato / Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Lemonaise Light Mayo
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 794

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๐Ÿฅฉ EYE OF ROUND STEAK & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Eye of Round Steak
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Red Potato
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli
โ–ช๏ธ Mexi Cheese

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 5/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 437

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS

๐Ÿ’ FRUIT SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins
โ–ช๏ธ Pineapple
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate Arils
โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ Coconut Chips

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 275

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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

๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL & SALAD | ๐Ÿฒ BACON CHEESEBURGER BOWL & LOADED SPUDS

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

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1503 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL, ARTICHOKE & SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Thin Cut Beef Top Round
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Panko Breadcrumbs
โ–ช๏ธ Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ French Onion Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Power Greens
โ–ช๏ธ Clover & Alfalfa Sprouts
โ–ช๏ธ English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ Red Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ Pomegranate Arils
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Olives
โ–ช๏ธ Wasabi Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Goat Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Ginger Tamari Dressing

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 8min

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 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

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

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 618



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๐Ÿฒ BACON CHEESEBURGER BOWL & LOADED SPUDS
Inspired by and adapted from
https://40aprons.com/loaded-burger-bowls-whole30-paleo-low-carb

โ–ช๏ธ Ground Chicken
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Lettuce
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Dill Pickle
โ–ช๏ธ Bacon Crumbles
โ–ช๏ธ Cheddar Jack Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Burger Sauce

โ–ช๏ธ Red Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Mild Salsa
โ–ช๏ธ Red Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Green Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Bacon Crumbles

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 885

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES –

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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

๐Ÿฅฆ BEEF & BROCCOLI | ๐Ÿฒ CHILI MAC BOWL

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

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1498 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿฒ BEEF & BROCCOLI BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Beef & Broccoli Bowl (Marie Callender) ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Broccoli
โ–ช๏ธ Low Sodium Soy Sauce

It is hot and I’m hurting so I tried the last frozen bowl I bought on sale at Kroger. Nope, nope, nope… Not for me… Texturally it was fine but the sauce was a hard pass. I enjoyed the other 2 chicken bowls but I’ll stick with making my own Beef and Broccoli.

One of my favorite recipes for that is here
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/restaurant-style-mongolian-beef-easy-and-amazing

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 2/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 393

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๐Ÿฅฃ CHILI MAC BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Chili w Beans
โ–ช๏ธ Chickpea Casarecce
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Red/Green Onion

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 3/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 869

Ooops – I overtracked the yogurt at its original entry – that should be 3tbsp ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Sourdough English Muffin
โ–ช๏ธ Whipped Cream Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Green Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Seasoning

๐Ÿฅฏ HOMEMADE EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING
You can adjust as you like to suit your tastes. If you want a sodium free version, leave out the salt. I buy the ingredients from my international market or bulk bins and can make 2 huge containers for far less than one bottle of Trader Joe’s or similar.
โ–ช๏ธ Black Sesame Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ White Sesame Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ Poppyseed
โ–ช๏ธ Minced Dried Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Minced Dried Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Kosher, Pink Himalayan or Coarse Sea Salt

Original quantities can be found here:
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/everything-bagel-seasoning

โ–ช๏ธ Red Grapes

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 236

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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

๐Ÿฅช SUBWAY & SALAD | ๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEGGIES

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

๐ŸŽฏ DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1500
๐Ÿงฎ ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1503 ๐ŸŒŸ
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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๐Ÿฅช SUBWAY BENISSIMO (VAULT EXCLUSIVE) SUB & SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ Subway 6″ Benissimo Sub
Chicken, pepperoni, American cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, olive, cucumber, pickle, Ranch Dressing
โ–ช๏ธ Power Greens Salad Mix
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blackberries
โ–ช๏ธ Wasabi Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Dressing/feta cheese from Watermelon Crunch Kit

๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป Sub – not nice – something was off maybe I think – I felt a little queasy after eating – threw the other part away

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป On the other hand – that Watermelon Vinaigrette dressing is the bomb ๐Ÿ’ฃ @yourtaylorfarms

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 803

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๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Eye of Round Steak
โ–ช๏ธ Steak Sauce @simpletruth4u

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 8min

โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot Medley
โ–ช๏ธ Dill Pickle Seasoning

Never heard of Japanese Sweet Potatoes? I got these from Misfits Market but many Asian groceries carry them. Here are all the details
https://www.justonecookbook.com/satsumaimo-japanese-sweet-potato

โ–ช๏ธ Japanese Sweet Potato
โ–ช๏ธ French Onion Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Mild Salsa

INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 18min on High Pressure + Quick Release

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 420

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blackberries
Tried out my new Nutrichef sorbet / frozen yogurt maker

โ–ช๏ธ Cherry Orchard Yogurt

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 279

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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

๐Ÿ” SKINNY CHICKEN TETRAZZINI | ๐Ÿฅฉ AIR FRYER STEAK & VEG

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

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๐Ÿงฎ 1503 CALORIES
** I generally eat 2 meals a day – brunch/dinner – so my calories per meal will be larger **

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Inspired by and adapted from @wwpounddropper
https://thepounddropper.com/skinny-chicken-tetrazzini

๐Ÿ” SKINNY CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

Chicken, pasta and veggies swimming in a creamy, cheesy sauce – what’s not to love! Surprisingly this is my first time making it though.

I used Konjac Noodles to keep the calorie and carb count down but any pasta will work. I also wanted more saucy goodness so I increased ratios to my own tastes… And had a side salad of course.

โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ Konjac Spaghetti Noodles
โ–ช๏ธ Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Stock
โ–ช๏ธ White Wine
โ–ช๏ธ Cream of Mushroom Soup
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Italian Style Cheese Blend
โ–ช๏ธ Parmesan Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Salt, Pepper and Garlic Blend

โ–ช๏ธ Power Greens Salad Mix
โ–ช๏ธ Goat Cheese Crumbles
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Pickled Beets
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Olives
โ–ช๏ธ Wasabi Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Low Sodium Soy Sauce

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 557

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๐Ÿฅฉ AIR FRYER STEAK & VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ Top Sirloin
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Red Potato
โ–ช๏ธ Mild Salsa
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Herb Butter

โ™จ๏ธ STEAK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 9min (med rare) / 13min (med)

๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 698

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberry Ginger Ale
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 180

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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

๐Ÿฅš BREAKFAST NIBBLE PLATE | ๐Ÿฆž STEAMED CRAYFISH | ๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL & SALAD

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

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๐Ÿฅš DUCK EGG BREAKFAST NIBBLE PLATE
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Cottage Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Hot Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Turkey Pepperoni Stick
โ–ช๏ธ Colby Jack Cheese

DID YOU KNOW?
Hot Sauce is good once opened, at room temperature for 6 months and in the fridge for 3-5 years!
https://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/index/17422

What’s your favorite Hot Sauce?

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ

๐Ÿฅš PERFECT SOFT BOILED EGGS
In small saucepan, bring enough water to completely cover the eggs to a rolling boil. Reduce temperature to med and when the water is at a low simmer, gently add eggs. Avoid dropping them in the pot as they may crack.

Cook chicken eggs for 6 min (or duck eggs for 7 min) uncovered. I like to stir them every few minutes to prevent the yolk cooking more on one side.

If you prefer hard boiled (but not chalky super done yolks), increase time to 9min for chicken eggs and 11min for duck eggs.

Once cooked, drain out the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water. I personally don’t do an ice bath because I don’t want my eggs cold to eat.

Crack the eggs gently all the way around and put in the pot of cold water to allow water to get under the membrane. Leave eggs for 5 min, peel gently under running water and enjoy.

๐ŸŒ€INSTANT POT VERSION
https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-eggs
https://greenhealthycooking.com/instant-pot-eggs

Soft Boiled – 2min – Low Pressure + Quick Release
Hard Boiled – 5min – High Pressure + Quick Release

ChefIQ Smart Cooker
Soft Boiled – Steam – 9min
Med Boiled – Steam – 13min
Hard Boiled – Steam – 18min

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 337 (of daily 1650)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 7g (of daily 124g)



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๐Ÿฆž STEAMED CRAYFISH & VEGETABLES
โ–ช๏ธ Precooked Crayfish
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Sweet Potato
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Snow Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + 1tbsp/capful Zatarian’s Shrimp Crab Boil Concentrate

Thawed:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

Frozen:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

๐Ÿ”นCrab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
๐Ÿ”นCrawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
Crawfish, crayfish, crawdad, craw daddy, mudbug? What do you call it?

HEADS, TAILS OR BOTH?
https://houston.eater.com/2017/4/6/15197940/sucking-crawfish-heads-yes-or-no

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 328 (of daily 1650)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 42g (of daily 124g)

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๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL & SUPERFOOD SALAD
โ–ช๏ธ London Broil Steak
โ–ช๏ธ Panko Breadcrumbs
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic & Herb Crumb Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Egg Yolk
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce

๐Ÿฅ— SWEET KALE SUPERFOOD SALAD
โ–ช๏ธSweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit
โ–ช๏ธGoat Cheese
โ–ช๏ธGrape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธEnglish Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธBaby Pickled Beets
โ–ช๏ธAvocado
โ–ช๏ธGrapes
โ–ช๏ธStrawberries
โ–ช๏ธBlueberries

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400ยฐ for 7min

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 803 (of daily 1650)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 71g (of daily 124g)

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Turkey Pepperoni Stick
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Beef Jerky

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 177 (of daily 1650)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 1 (of daily 124g)

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1645 of 1650
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 120 of 124g

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: 1650
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 124g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

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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

๐Ÿœ TOMATO SHRIMP NOODLE BOWL | ๐Ÿ– INSTANT POT POT ROAST

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

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๐Ÿœ TOMATO SHRIMP KONJAC NOODLE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Tomato Konjac Noodle Kit โšก
โ–ช๏ธ Xlrg Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Bok Choy
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Corn
โ–ช๏ธ Sour Bamboo Shoots
โ–ช๏ธ Water Chestnuts
โ–ช๏ธ Edamame
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade English Muffin ๐Ÿงพ
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

The Homemade English Muffins are an adaptation of this recipe:
https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread

๐Ÿ’ธ Cooked in this baking pan:
https://amzn.to/3L6mV7R

โšก New product from Weee! – the Noodle texture was brilliant – especially for a 0 carb Noodle! The sauce was good but very similar to a standard Italian sauce which was sort of odd in an otherwise Asian bowl… ๐Ÿคฃ I am going to look to see if I can buy the noodles on their own…

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 814 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 38g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 7
(earned +3 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ– IP POT ROAST w VEGETABLES
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Shoulder Chuck Roast
โ–ช๏ธ Yukon Gold Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Rainbow Carrots
โ–ช๏ธ English Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Yellow Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Organic Beef Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Powder / Onion Powder / Umami Seasoning / Italian Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Balsamic Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ Tomato Paste
โ–ช๏ธ Cornstarch
โ–ช๏ธ Stir Fry Vegetable Mix
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

Adapted from and inspired by:
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/instant-pot-pot-roast-potatoes/#wprm-recipe-container-19052

https://www.thereciperebel.com/instant-pot-pot-roast-recipe-pressure-cooker-pot-roast-video

๐ŸŒ€ COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 60min on High Pressure + Natural Release

ROUGH COOKING GUIDE
20min per lb – thawed
30-35min per lb – frozen

I took out the vegetables when it finished but decided to cook the meat a bit longer while thickening the broth – results will vary on the cut used and your actual pot…

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 411 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 27g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 21
(earned +2 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธReeds Non Alcoholic Ginger Beer

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 140 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 36g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 11
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1365 of 1585
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 101g of 119g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 45 of 19
(earned +5 veggie pts)

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: 1585
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 119g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I 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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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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๐Ÿณ SAUSAGE, EGG & VEG BREAKFAST | ๐Ÿฅฉ SURF N TURF | ๐Ÿซ MIXED FRUIT BOWL

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

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๐Ÿณ SAUSAGE, EGG & VEG BREAKFAST
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Eggs (local farm – yolk only)
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Seedy English Muffin ๐Ÿงพ
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Mild Pork Breakfast Sausage
โ–ช๏ธ Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Peas
โ–ช๏ธ The Blend Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Garlic)

The Homemade English Muffins are an adaptation of this recipe:
https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread

๐Ÿ’ธ Cooked in this baking pan:
https://amzn.to/3L6mV7R

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 671 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 35g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 15
(earned +1 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿฅฉ SURF N TURF w VEGETABLES
โ–ช๏ธ Eye of Round Steak
โ–ช๏ธ Xlrg Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ Worchestershire Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Stir Fry Vegetables
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Blackeye Peas

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 370 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 22g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 6
(earned +1 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ‘… RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Cracked Pepper & Herb Patรฉ ๐Ÿงพ
โ–ช๏ธ Cheese & Garlic Flatbread Crisps

Patรฉ adapted from and inspired by:
https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/french-chicken-liver-pate

https://www.seriouseats.com/chicken-liver-pate-bourbon-cranberry-recipe

โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ Blood Orange
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Blackberries

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 482 (of daily 1585)
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 66g (of daily 119g)
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 12
(earned +0 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1523 of 1585
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 123g of 119g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 33 of 19
(earned +2 veggie pts)


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: 1585
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 119g
(30% – Total, not Net Carbs)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I 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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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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๐Ÿฎ ROAST BEEF & ASPARAGUS | ๐Ÿœ THAI PEANUT CHICKEN NOODLES

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 21pts/day 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ฎ BEEF ROAST & ASPARAGUS
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Chuck Roast (fully trimmed)
โ–ช๏ธ Konjac Rice
โ–ช๏ธ Asparagus
โ–ช๏ธ Melissa’s Hollandaise Sauce
(new product – VERY NICE)

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 521
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 13g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 14
(earned 1 veggie pt)

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๐Ÿœ THAI PEANUT CHICKEN NOODLES
โ–ช๏ธ Peanut Sesame Noodles
(new product from International Market – meh)
โ–ช๏ธ Chicken Thigh
โ–ช๏ธ Spring Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Lime Juice

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 3/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 677
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 44g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 11

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๐ŸŠ RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Red Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ Choc Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 182
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 48g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 8

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1380 of 1447
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 103g of 89g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 33 of 21
(earned 1 veggie pts)

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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

๐Ÿฎ BUNLESS BURGER & SHRIMP | ๐Ÿœ PEANUT SESAME RICE NOODLE BOWL

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

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
๐Ÿ“Š Calorie Command with the Healthi app
๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Target: 1447
๐Ÿฅ Carbohydrate Target: 90g (25%)
[Monitoring carbs for Insulin Resistance]

๐Ÿ”ต I am also tracking on WW PersonalPoints just to show you the difference – I would get 22pts/day 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ฎ BUNLESS BEEF BURGER w HALLOUMI FRIES & LEMON GRILLED SHRIMP
โ–ช๏ธ 93% Lean Ground Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ “The Blend” Garlic, Salt & Pepper Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Artisanal Lettuce
โ–ช๏ธ Heirloom Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Pickled Red Onions
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Horseradish Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ Halloumi Cheese
โ–ช๏ธ Olive Oil
โ–ช๏ธ Xlrg Shrimp
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice

๐Ÿ”† COOKED IN
@tfal OptiGrill
Cook on BURGER preset
Added shrimp when burger was ยฝ finished

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 628
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 7g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 20
(earned 1 veggie pts)

For people who can and choose to utilize the sugar free and fat free food options available, you could reduce points in several ways.

๐Ÿ”น Replace Halloumi with a low point cheese option or make fries from something like Jicama, Zucchini or Potatoes if you have them as 0 on your list.

๐Ÿ”น Swap to 97% Lean Ground Beef or 99% Lean Ground Poultry Breast if it is 0 on your plan.

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๐Ÿœ PEANUT SESAME RICE NOODLES
โ–ช๏ธ Rice Noodles
โ–ช๏ธ Peanut Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Sesame Oil
โ–ช๏ธ Tahini
โ–ช๏ธ Dried Wakame
โ–ช๏ธ Spring Onion
โ–ช๏ธ Bamboo Shoots
โ–ช๏ธ Water Chestnuts
โ–ช๏ธ Bean Sprouts
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Corn
โ–ช๏ธ Tempura Seaweed

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 4/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 583
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 62g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 19

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๐ŸŠ RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Sml Mandarins

๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฅฃ 5/5
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 62
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 18g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 0

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๐Ÿ—“๏ธ DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 1273 of 1447
๐Ÿฅ CARBS – 87g of 90g
๐Ÿ”ต WW PersonalPoints – 39 of 22
(earned 1 veggie pts)

Today is a perfect illustration of the disproportionate structure (for me) between WW and caloric based nutrition.

I have almost 175 daily calories left ๐ŸŽฏ, am within my lowered carbohydrate target ๐ŸŽฏ but am almost double over my 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

๐Ÿ– SUNDAY ROAST LEFTOVERS | ๐Ÿ“ FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL

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

I needed to run afternoon errands that had to be done by today and even though my drive is still snow and icy… We got ’em done.

It just means today was another one meal day… I didn’t feel up to much so leftover roast with a couple of slices of crunchy, crusty, seeded bread was perfect.

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๐Ÿ– SUNDAY ROAST LEFTOVERS
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Chuck Shoulder Roast
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder / Garlic Powder / Italian Seasoning / Umami Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Rainbow Carrots
โ–ช๏ธ Yukon Gold Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Bone Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Cornstarch

โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Seedy Artisanal Bread
โ–ช๏ธ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)
โ–ช๏ธ Broccoli

[Instant Pot Version]
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/instant-pot-pot-roast-potatoes/#wprm-recipe-container-19052

[Slow Cooker Version]
https://www.cookingclassy.com/slow-cooker-pot-roast/#jump-to-recipe

[Stovetop / Oven Version]
https://thestayathomechef.com/pot-roast/#jump-to-recipe

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 956

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๐Ÿ“ RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Honey Greek Yogurt (@greekgodsyogurt)
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Cherries

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 204

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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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๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]
https://www.healthiapp.com

๐Ÿ– SUNDAY ROAST | ๐Ÿ“ FRUIT

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

I host a Weekly Wellness Meeting on Sundays and I don’t eat before just in case something triggers a reaction… So Sundays are generally a one meal day.

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๐Ÿ– SUNDAY ROAST
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Shoulder Roast
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder / Garlic Powder / Italian Seasoning / Umami Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Rainbow Carrots
โ–ช๏ธ Yukon Gold Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Beef Bone Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Cornstarch

[Instant Pot Version]
https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/instant-pot-pot-roast-potatoes/#wprm-recipe-container-19052

[Slow Cooker Version]
https://www.cookingclassy.com/slow-cooker-pot-roast/#jump-to-recipe

[Stovetop / Oven Version]
https://thestayathomechef.com/pot-roast/#jump-to-recipe

Made 2 servings – one for me and one to take to Sandy…

๐Ÿฅ— SUPERFOOD SALAD
โ–ช๏ธBib Lettuce
โ–ช๏ธKale/Carrot/Purple Cabbage/Broccoli Mix
โ–ช๏ธBaby Corn
โ–ช๏ธBaby Pickled Beets
โ–ช๏ธClover & Broccoli Sprouts
โ–ช๏ธHomemade Salad Topper Mix
โ–ช๏ธGreek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธTamari Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธLemon Juice

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 876

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๐Ÿ“ RANDOM EXTRAS
โ–ช๏ธ Small Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins (in 100% Juice)
โ–ช๏ธ Strawberries
โ–ช๏ธ 3 Rolo Candies

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 248

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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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๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]
https://www.healthiapp.com

๐Ÿฅ“ BEEF JERKY | ๐ŸŒต MINI PEPPERS NACHOS | ๐Ÿ„ BEEF SCHNITZEL |๐Ÿต CHIA SEED PUDDING

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

Today I’m feeling much better than the last few days… Which is fantastic however we just got another winter storm advisory so I’m not sure it will last ๐Ÿ˜ but let’s make the best of it while I am okay.

I bought some thin cut bottom round steak from Kroger on special because I wanted to do some Beef Jerky.

Based loosely on these:
https://justcook.butcherbox.com/can-you-make-beef-jerky-in-an-air-fryer-the-right-cuts-of-beef

https://www.pamperedchef.ca/recipe/Appetizers+%26+Snacks/Deluxe+Air+Fryer/Homemade+Beef+Jerky/1621588

MARINADE (Just my version)
โ–ช๏ธ Thin Cut Bottom Round Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Tamari Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ Toasted Sesame Oil
โ–ช๏ธ Apple Cider Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ Onion Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Chili Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Smoked Sea Salt

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
DEHYDRATE Function – 160ยฐ for 4hrs

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 176/4oz serving

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๐Ÿซ‘ MINI BELL PEPPER NACHOS
โ–ช๏ธ Mini Bell Peppers
โ–ช๏ธ 50/50 Lettuce Blend
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes
โ–ช๏ธ English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Daikon Radish
โ–ช๏ธ Avocado
โ–ช๏ธ Ground Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ Black Beans
โ–ช๏ธ Lime
โ–ช๏ธ Taco Seasoning (@sietefoods)
โ–ช๏ธ 2% Greek Yogurt (@dannon)

Make them any way you like but here are a few recipes to guide you if you want.
https://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/sheet-pan-loaded-bell-pepper-nachos
https://www.skinnytaste.com/mini-bell-pepper-loaded-turkey-nachos

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 643

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๐Ÿฅฉ BEEF SCHNITZEL w ROASTED VEG
โ–ช๏ธ Thin Cut Bottom Round Beef
โ–ช๏ธ Flour / Egg (yolk only) / Panko
โ–ช๏ธ Steak Sauce (@simpletruth4u)
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Head Turnip
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot/Brocolli/Sugar Snap/Brussel Sprout
โ–ช๏ธ Steakhouse Butter (@chefshamy)

โ™จ๏ธ COOKED IN
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
Turnips – 400ยฐ for 25min
Schnitzel – 400ยฐ for 12min


๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 530

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๐Ÿต BERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING
โ–ช๏ธ Chia Seed Pudding
#experimentsineating
โ–ช๏ธ Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ Dragonfruit Freeze Dried Food Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ Toasted Coconut

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 362

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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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๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[Calorie Command with the Healthi app]

๐Ÿ… TOMATO TOAST | ๐Ÿฆช DRUNKEN CLAMS | ๐Ÿฅก CANTONESE BEEF NOODLE BOWL

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ MINI PREP
INSTANT POT LEMON HERB POULTRY BONE BROTH
https://tinyurl.com/y7xtaxvp

Time for another pot of Bone Broth. I have been saving my poultry bones and I had enough bits today to make another pot…

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๐Ÿž SIMPLE TOMATO TOAST
โ–ช๏ธEzekiel 4:9 Flax Bread (@foodforlifebaking)
โ–ช๏ธ2% Cottage Cheese (@goodculture)
โ–ช๏ธRoma Tomato
โ–ช๏ธHomemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 3/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 235

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๐Ÿฆช DRUNKEN CLAMS ๐Ÿšซ FAIL ๐Ÿšซ & RAINBOW SLAW
Adapted (very poorly) from:
http://onceuponmycastle.com/2018/07/02/instant-pot-drunken-clams

Not a fault of the recipe but of me completely… I have had the clams in the freezer for ages, I thawed them too quickly/impatiently, I didn’t cook off the wine first and I adjusted the recipe lazily…

I ate the clams, which looked beautiful, but the broth was not nice at all. I adjusted my tracking as I ate the veggies and clams out of it but didn’t eat the broth… Bleh! Again – not the recipes issue – totally on me…

โ–ช๏ธ Littleneck Clams
โ–ช๏ธ White Wine
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
โ–ช๏ธ Lemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธ Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Grape Tomatoes

โ–ช๏ธ Purple Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Savoy Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot
โ–ช๏ธ Edamame
โ–ช๏ธ Mayo
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Lime Juice / Pulp
โ–ช๏ธ Cane Sugar

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 2/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 364

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The weather has changed, storm coming… I’m feeling it!

Needed a super simple dinner. It was just okay – wouldn’t buy that sauce again… Not bad, but salty and not terribly flavorful…

๐Ÿฅก CANTONESE BEEF NOODLE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Sirloin Steak Strips
โ–ช๏ธ Cantonese Beef Stew Sauce (@leekumkee)
โ–ช๏ธ Stir Fry Vegetables
โ–ช๏ธ Brown Rice MaiFun Noodles

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 3/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 683

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

๐ŸฅšSCRAMBLED EGGS / ๐Ÿฅฃ ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP / ๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEG

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

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS

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๐Ÿฅš SCRAMBLED DUCK EGGS w SWEET POTATO & AVOCADO
โ–ช๏ธInstant Pot Sweet Potato (pre prepped)

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

โ–ช๏ธAvocado
โ–ช๏ธDuck Eggs (local farm)
โ–ช๏ธ@krogerco Half n Half*
โ–ช๏ธ@takii Umami Mushroom Seasoning*
โ–ช๏ธGreen Onion

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I started my 12wk Reset. At the time, I took egg whites out for 6 months because I reacted to them and today I retested by having whole eggs – still a no go…

I can have them as an ingredient in some things like pasta or mayo, but as far as just eating the whites on their own or as part of the egg itself… Nope nope…

This was the third test so that pretty much decides it. I’ve reacted, not horribly but enough, that they need to just go on the permanent – not a good idea – list.

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 476

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๐Ÿฅฃ INSTANT POT ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP w TOAST
โ–ช๏ธ Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
DETAILS: https://tinyurl.com/4c7u8m33
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade English Muffin Bread
DETAILS: https://tinyurl.com/msxec5c4

I was feeling a bit rough after the egg white reaction… Nothing horrible but my eyes and hands/feet were bothering me and I felt like I had an elephant on my chest…

Freezer Prep to the rescue! So good!

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 5/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 560

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๐Ÿฅฉ SIRLOIN w ARTICHOKE AND CARROTS
โ–ช๏ธTop Round Sirloin
โ–ช๏ธ@simpletruth4u Steak Sauce*
โ–ช๏ธArtichoke
โ–ช๏ธ@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter*
โ–ช๏ธLemon Juice
โ–ช๏ธBaby Carrots

Keeping it simple…

STEAK
โ™จ๏ธ Cooked in
@hauswirtkitchen 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425ยฐ for 10min

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE (+ CARROTS)
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, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 15min for medium and 20min for large artichokes on High Pressure + Natural Release

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

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 5/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 527

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ Banana
โ–ช๏ธ Navel Orange
โ–ช๏ธ Mandarins

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 5/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 232

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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๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

๐Ÿ”นFruit, veg, meat, dairy, dry pantry goods…
๐Ÿ”นChoose everything in your box – no more randomly sent produce
๐Ÿ”นNo surprise shipments / No minimum frequency – only order when you want
๐Ÿ”น$30 minimum order

Get $15 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://tinyurl.com/2p87yuw8

๐Ÿฒ PEANUT SESAME NOODLE BOWL / ๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEG

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

๐ŸŽฏ 2022 HEALTH GOAL
๐ŸŽ WHOLE FOOD REFOCUS
๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ NO FUNKY FOOD FRANKENCHEMICALS
[ items with a ( *) indicate a packaged product – full ingredient information attached ]

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๐Ÿฒ PEANUT SESAME PORK NOODLE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ Mung Bean Glass Noodles*
โ–ช๏ธ Peanut Sesame Paste*
โ–ช๏ธ Kikkoman Tamari Soy Sauce*
โ–ช๏ธ Pork Loin
โ–ช๏ธ Baby Bok Choy
โ–ช๏ธ Carrot
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Cabbage
โ–ช๏ธ Snow Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Bean Sprouts*
โ–ช๏ธ Bamboo Shoots*
โ–ช๏ธ Duck Egg
โ–ช๏ธ Ocean Snack Teriyaki Seaweed Sheets*

Trying to replicate a noodle kit I love from Weee! that just has too many ingredients I am staying away from. This was close – and good – but I needed a pickled element to cut the richness of the peanut sesame.

I adore pickled bamboo shoots – so I tracked down a recipe. I am going to try this with the rest of the can of shoots and sprouts I have open.

There is no vinegar in this recipe which I saw in many of the others so I’m going to add rice vinegar as well.
https://izzycooking.com/menma

I tried the Steam setting on my Smart Cooker for the egg and I assumed since it was a duck egg (larger /thicker shell) that if I used Medium Boiled – I would maybe get a actual soft boiled… Nope it was a beautiful medium… So I’ll try the soft boiled Steam setting for the next one.

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 722

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๐Ÿฅฉ STEAK & VEG
โ–ช๏ธ Top Round Steak
โ–ช๏ธ Purple Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ Sunchokes
โ–ช๏ธ Green Peas
โ–ช๏ธ Simple Truth Organic Steak Sauce*
โ–ช๏ธ Chef Shamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter*
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Horseradish Cream

๐Ÿฅ HORSERADISH CREAM
โ–ช๏ธ Horseradish Powder
โ–ช๏ธ Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ Mayo
โ–ช๏ธ Dijon Mustard
This was okay but will take some experimentation to get it right…

โ™จ๏ธ Cooked in
@hauswirtkitchen 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
SUNCHOKESSliced, seasoned – 400ยฐ for 25min
POTATOESQuartered, seasoned – 400ยฐ for 25min
STEAK (Med rare) – 400ยฐ for 10min

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 718

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
Red Anjou Pear

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 58

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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

———————

๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

๐Ÿ”นFruit, veg, meat, dairy, dry pantry goods…
๐Ÿ”นChoose everything in your box – no more randomly sent produce
๐Ÿ”นNo surprise shipments / No minimum frequency – only order when you want
๐Ÿ”น$30 minimum order

Get $15 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

———————

๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

๐Ÿฅฃ BEEF BURGANDY STEW

๐ŸงŠ Freezer Meal Prep ๐ŸงŠ – 8 servings
Last month I made a Beef Stew I really enjoyed – the horseradish and wine made all the difference.

๐Ÿ– BEEF STEW
https://amindfullmom.com/instant-pot-beef-stew

Image from A Mindful Mom

As I was looking for similar recipes to make this month, I found several that I really liked and created a Mashup recipe of all three… ๐Ÿคฃ Any of them could be delicious on their own!

๐Ÿ– BEEF BOURGUIGNON
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/the-best-instant-pot-beef-bourguignon

๐Ÿ– RED WINE BEEF ROAST
https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-red-wine-beef-roast

๐Ÿ– BEEF BURGUNDY
https://www.jocooks.com/ingredient/beef/instant-pot-beef-burgundy

Chuck Roast
Carrot / Peas / Mushrooms / Mixed Potatoes /
Yellow Onion / Garlic
Homemade Beef Bone Broth
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/269284/instant-pot-beef-bone-broth
Red Wine
Tomato Paste
Garlic Powder / Onion Powder / Rosemary / Dried Chives / Salt / Pepper
Fresh Sage / Bay Leaves

Super easy – cut all veggies and the roast to the size you want. Many recipes call for you to sear the meat and precook the onion, carrot, garlic etc but I don’t. To me it doesn’t taste any different in the end.

I just put everything in the pot…

Gave it a good mix…

Set it for 25min + Natural Release and walked away…

When it was finished I added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up, let it cool and divided into 8 servings – 6 for me and 2 for Sandy!

You can easily do this in other ways:
[Slow Cooker Version]
https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-beef-bourguignon

[Stovetop Version]
https://cafedelites.com/beef-bourguignon

I am freezing it as is. I like to add a few tablespoons of yogurt or sour cream when serving and top with some fresh green onion.

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 314