DORIS' DAILY SUMMARY/LEARNINGS:
- 109/71, 60 bpm - Got sleep so BP is lower.
- I'm learning, yes, at a late age, that the first week or so of the month, it's really hard for me to be around people and I'm a lot more emotional (as well as irrational). Thankfully I don't eat crappy foods, otherwise that would make things way worse.
- If I plan to do just protein shakes, I will use the Cuisinart. Using the same products in the Blendtec & Cuisinart, I don't need to add any xylitol in the Cuisinart, but I do the Blendtec. Will forgo the ice.
- Most of my recipes are pretty easy to make in 1 batch or for 1 meal and maybe some leftovers, but when you have to triple, quadruple or more the recipe, it becomes a bit much. Nearly 6 lbs of ground chicken thighs and making these into nuggets is a lot of work.
- I don't know if I'll have the energy to workout and to make the dipping sauces for the chicken nuggets.
- Need a nap. This is the part of the month where my body needs extra sleep.
- Sprouts hasn't had coconut flour in nearly 3 weeks in their bulk section. I refuse to pay $7-9/lb for this. Anyway, I bought coconut flakes and I guess if you break it down, it does end up to be $7-9/lb. Crap. I didn't realize this.
- Anyway, I bought 2 coconuts. Found some YT videos on how to make coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut butter, coconut flakes, coconut concentrate. Each coconut is $1.69 regular price. I wonder how much milk, flour, flakes I can make from this.
- I learned how to make almond meal, or any nut meal. Actually, I didn't realize my normal food processor could do this to any nut. So, instead of pay $3.99/lb for almond meal, I can now make my own for $3.23/lb. Not a huge savings, but I can make pecan meal, walnut meal (or flour), macadamia flour, pepita flour. You get the point.
- Similarly, I can take the nuts and grind it up for longer, add a little oil of my choice and make any nut butter for a lot less than is already sold. There is a little more effort than bagging or buying it already made, but this way, I know what's in it.
- Menu for Single Mom's Tonight: Cilantro Chicken Nuggets w/Asian Dipping Sauce, Coconut Chicken Nuggets w/Chipotle BBQ Sauce, cheesecake, Apple-Pear Pie
- Disappointed that I didn't get my workout done today, but I have been busy all day. Guess I could've done it while I took a nap, but I was so wiped out.
SLEEP: 10:30 am - 6:30 am (8 hrs) ---> Feel much better, but need more sleep.
Nap: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm (1 hr) ----> Felt beat from all the cooking.
7:30 am - Heart Meds
8:30 pm - Heart Meds, 1 Mg capsule
EATING: Paleo+Dairy (Day 100)
Meal 1 @ 7:15 am: 2 scrambled eggs
Tasting Food from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm - Just a little tasting of the things I'm making to make sure it tastes alright.
Meal 2 @ 1:00 pm: Protein Smoothie (2 scoops whey protein, xylitol, 1 scoop ground flaxseed, forgot cinnamon, 1 banana, 1 1/2 cups raw baby spinach, 1/2 lemon - peeled but rind still on, 1 cup ice, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk) ----> I saw on a YT video the Blendtec demonstration guy put peeled off the outer rind but put the whole lemon in, including the white part of the rind, so I thought I might try this. Couldn't tell, except for the 1 seed I forgot to take out. It tasted pretty good. In my Cuisinart blender, I cannot throw ice it in as it doesn't crush this well enough, but the Blendtec does. However, I don't need to add xylitol to my smoothie, whereas I need to with the Blendtec as it doesn't taste sweet at all. It's weird. If I add a banana to the Cuisinart, it makes it too sweet, but not the Blendtec.
Meal 3 @ 4:45 pm: Tropical Protein Smoothie (fresh pineapple, unsweetened coconut milk, bananas, whey protein, water, ice, unsweetened coconut flakes) -----> I didn't feel more like cooking and my kids are enjoying the smoothies. Used 1/2 a fresh pineapple that I bought today and a couple bananas. This was not super sweet, but I did not want to add any xylitol to sweeten it more.
Meal 4 @ 6:45 pm: not sure how many cilantro chicken nuggets, coconut chicken nuggets, a small slice of cheesecake with apple-pear pie, and some of Linda's strawberry & greens salad.