Wednesday, February 5, 2014

30 Day Gluten Free Diet Challenge: Day 5

I've been asked what this challenge is, so I thought I should explain. Cecelia's Marketplace does a 30 Day Gluten-Free Diet Challenge each year. This is the third year. If you join, they enter you in a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card and any product from their website. I really enjoy it because you are eating the same thing as a lot of different people for 30 days. We share photos, ask questions, and lend support.

This year, participation seems to be down, which is disappointing, but I'm hoping more people will join late and participate more to make it more interactive.

Day 5:

Breakfast: Restaurant food!
I went out to eat this morning with a business associate, so I didn't even have to make this amazing looking meal. The restaurant I went to is super accommodating when it comes to food allergies, and when I couldn't find my favorite breakfast on the menu, they said they'd make it for me anyway. This is called a Scrambler. It's hash browns on the bottom, with scrambled eggs on top. You can choose any three items to add in, so I went with cheddar, ham, and onions. I figured it was pretty close to what the breakfast was supposed to be in the book today anyway.

Morning Snack: leftovers
My breakfast was quite large, so I actually heated up my leftovers as my morning snack. It was almost just as good reheated.

Lunch: Salad
I didn't do a greek salad, but I did do a HUGE garden salad for lunch. I guess I miscalculated when I was getting the lettuce, and everything else followed in large quantities. This salad has iceberg lettuce, broccoli, assorted peppers, carrots, cheddar cheese, and honey mustard dressing. It totally hit the spot.
The whole thing:
A close-up:

Afternoon Snack: snack bar
I was really busy this afternoon, so I just grabbed an Enjoy Life snack bar (Coco-Loco) for a snack. I should substitute sunflower seeds when the snack is supposed to be roasted & salted nuts. I'll have to look next time I'm at the grocery store.

Dinner: GF Pasta w/Beef Marinara  Sauce & Zucchini
I kind of wish I had gotten a few more pictures of dinner tonight, but it was a long day, and I was hungry. We used Trader Joe's Rice Penne and Bertolli pasta sauce. I forgot to get zucchini, so we used yellow pepper instead, and we topped it with freshly shredded cheddar cheese.

Evening Snack: pineapple
I totally forgot to get a picture of the actual pineapple we bought because I figured that would be a better picture than another picture of the pineapple after it was cut up. I could probably get one pineapple to last the entire week for our snack, but I LOVE pineapple, and it makes a great snack to hold me over until morning, so I probably eat a larger serving than I need to.

No comments:

Post a Comment