Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I know I know its not fall but 2 weeks ago I just had MAJOR cravings for a butternut squash soup. I’ve probably made this a couple of times trying different recipes I’ve found through Pinterest. This time I tried a vegan/gluten free and paleo friendly version and you know what it was just as good. In fact I probably will stick to this version all the time now and cut out the cream.

The pictures might not do it justice but the important part is the taste and yums! is all I have to say. I got this recipe from Ahead of Thyme. I did modify it a little here and there but nothing major.

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Roasted Squash all ready to blend. Smelled heavenly.
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Blended soup in pot (I left it a wee bit chunky) and all portioned up for meals on the go.

So if you are a fan of this soup head over to Ahead of Thyme and get the recipe. I LOVE it! Laterz..

Sara xo

 

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Day 3, 4, 5 & 6!

Who forgets to take pictures of food these days?? Well.. ME. It seems that we are inundated with food pictures on a daily basis right? I forgot to take a pic of dinner for day 5. It was just whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce with spinach and salad, so you can picture that easily enough.

Anyways I am on the last day of the 7 Day Diet Plan by Katherine Kyle at Green Thickies and I have to say I definitely didn’t lose weight but my gut health is better and my cravings were absolutely manageable I had no problem ignoring junk food which is hard when you work evening shifts and don’t go to bed 5-6 hours after dinner.

Down side though I did have a cheat night last night because my friend had a dinner night planned and we were suppose to go to Sammy J Peppers. My friend couldn’t make it and SP decided to make it a date night. I just had to say yes because date night has been so so rare lately. I think I’ll try and do a light detox in a couple of weeks since I feel guilty having a cheat night. I just hate it when I don’t stick to something because I chastise myself after the fact.

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DAY 3:Apple Coconut Green Thickie, Salad w Asian dressing & Mushroom & White Bean Chilli w Brown rice.
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DAY 4: Apple & Mango Green Thickie for breakfast & lunch & Whole Grain wrap with hummus and half an avocado with salad
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DAY 5: Waldorf Salad Green Thickie (don’t let the name gross you out, it really is not bad at all) for breakfast & dinner. Whole Wheat pasta with pesto sauce and spinach for dinner (you can picture what that looks like yourself)

For day 6 I was lazy to bake a potato so I added some hummus in addition to my fillings for my salad. It was tough to finish. SO filling! I didn’t eat all of my dinner it was way too much pasta though I did eat all the seafood!

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DAY 6: Lemon Meringue Pie Green Thickie (really does taste like it), Salad with white beans & hummus and cheat dinner of seafood Pasta

One more day and it will be a wrap! Laterz

Sara xo

 

Prepped Food

Time after time I’ve chastised myself on not prepping my food ahead of time. For me this is a major cause of grabbing convenient unhealthy stuff when I’m hungry. For this little diet I’m doing, there were some things I could do to help reduce food preparation time. These items could keep for a few so I wasn’t worried, plus I could always freeze it if I had excess.

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Salad enough for 5 servings, Date Paste made from scratch and an oil free Hummus.

The date paste recipe came from Green Thickies and the recipe for the hummus came from Carrie On Living.

Tomorrow I will post and update on day 3 & 4. So far I am not sure if I have lost any weight but oh well at least I feel good and thats important as well. Laterz.

Sara xo

Day 1 & 2

Hi! So as I mentioned in an earlier post I was going to start the Green Thickie 7 day diet plan by Katherine Kyle at Green Thickies. Day 1 and day 2 are in the bag and I must say it has not been as difficult as I though it might be. I did get a bit hungry before dinner on day 1 and SP offered me pork chops and corn for dinner. Proud to say I turned it down in favour of keeping up with my resolution.

I will post some pictures of what I had but won’t be providing any recipes as it’s copyrighted and I paid for it etc. But you will get the gist of what I’m feeding my body. For mid afternoon snacks it’s some nuts and a small fruit but what you see here is pretty much all I ate otherwise. I did find eating my full dinner a little difficult as the portion was big for me but I gobbled it down as it’s mostly veggies. It keeps me satiated and satisfied and I’m able to turn down sweets and desserts. FYI it takes me a while to finish my smoothie as it’s so filling.

For Day 1 I had the same salad with a sweet potato. I am suppose to have a salad with my dinner but I just could not stomach it I was too full.

Lunch stays the same all week unless I swap it out for a smoothie. Sweet Grapefruit & Orange smoothie & Satay Noodles with Veg

So far so good. Though I found out I am not a big fan of citrus smoothies when I have mylk or any extra goodies (oats, seeds, nuts etc.) mixed in. I prefer my citrus smoothies with water and berries.

Will be back with more updates!  Laterz..

Sara xo