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DAY 7 BUZZFEED CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE

I MADE IT TO DAY 7!

Breakfast

Only one orange. Technically this was supposed to be broiled with pistachios for afternoon snack, but I didn’t have time this morning. Coffee and orange it was, which was a fantastic blood sugar level boost for the early morning!

Lunch

I was taking part in a friend’s blog photoshoot today, which included visiting The Juice Truck. This company produces clean eating juices, smoothies and foods in Vancouver through their store and food truck.

I enjoyed The Green Smoothie consisting of kale, spinach, banana, avocado, coconut water, lime, ginger & medjool date. This smoothie was DELICIOUS my goodness!

Such a refreshing and sweet taste, wish I could enjoy one of these every morning.

Afternoon Snack

I came home and enjoyed what was on the challenge plan for breakfast. I also included approx. 2 tbsp of salsa with the egg dish adding tons of flavour.

I enjoyed that this dish encompassed a couple leftovers and seemed to clean out my fridge! I would most likely only eat one egg next time for sake of saving ingredients for later in the week and because I was full after one.

Dinner

I never bought a parsnip for this challenge which meant I couldn’t make the recommended dinner, instead I made an alternative to the lunch menu for dinner! I reheated the asparagus and leftover steak from the night before in a pan with a splash of olive oil.

In a bowl I combined spinach, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, drizzled some olive oil and s & p over the lettuce. Then I put the warm steak and asparagus on top to make for a hearty and full salad. 

Not shown in the picture is garlic gluten free flat bread: I melted 2 tsp of butter and rubbed a clove of garlic on the flatbread and placed it under the broiler for approx. 4 minutes. This flatbread is from the bakery I used to work at, working great from frozen to pop in the oven as a carbohydrate.

Evening Snack

Goodness tonight’s snack was decadent! What a wonderful way to end the 7 days.

There was extra yogurt dressing left over so I most likely would only use 1/4 cup of yogurt in the future. I as well wonder how this recipe would work with an apple, a fruit I am much more familiar with and enjoy the taste of more.

The pear was sweet, and the coolness of the yogurt balanced out the dish overall. Delicious!

Day 7 Observations
I made it to day 7! I’m very proud of myself for sticking through minus a few alterations throughout the week. I’m also proud of the way I’ve been able to alter the recipes to make my schedule work with the required preparations, ingredients and cooking methods. I will be completing a full overview observation of the week tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

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