Friday, February 7, 2014

30 Day Gluten Free Diet Challenge: Day 7

Day 7:

Breakfast: Gluten-Free Cereal & Fruit
I was running late to my cleaning job this morning, so I ate dry Cinnamon Chex and an apple for breakfast on the way. Not my greatest breakfast ever, but I was proud of myself for adding the apple considering I normally would have just had the dry cereal. (sorry no picture of my on the run meal)

Morning Snack: Yogurt
I love Chobani yogurt because they keep the fruit on the bottom rather than mixing it in. It's also certified gluten-free through the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
As far as I've read, sugar eats away at the probiotics in yogurt, so if you mix fruit with yogurt, eventually the probiotics are rendered useless due to the sugar. I prefer to get plain yogurt and mix in my own fruit, but this one works well in a pinch.

Lunch: Vegetable Soup with Corn Chips
When I got home for lunch, I discovered I did not have the can of soup in my cupboard that I thought was there. I had no idea if it would work, but I figured I could throw a bunch of veggies together and hope it turned out. This is literally water, italian seasoning, salt, rice, potato, shredded carrot, red & yellow pepper, and broccoli. Sheer randomness that I brought to a boil and then simmered for about an hour while I cleaned the house. When it was done, I threw some Fritos on top. I don't know that it was technically soup, but it was really good. I'm going to name it Hodgepodge Soup, and I'll be making it again.

Afternoon Snack: Popcorn (instead of Jello)
I've never been a huge fan of gelatin once I hit adulthood, so I skipped the Jello and munched on some kettle corn I had at my desk instead.

Dinner: Pan-Seared Tilapia with Fresh Salsa, Mango Slices & Brown Rice
I had to show a picture of of my book because there is oil splattered all over it from making the tilapia. (I've always felt a good cookbook is one that is dirty and looks well used.)

But back to the actual meal. We made everything as recommended in the book except we used store-bought salsa. I'm not sure why I keep forgetting to buy tomatoes, but I do. My tilapia never comes out looking very pretty, but it tastes very pretty, so that will have to do.

A close-up of the tilapia:

A close-up of the mango which was sweet as candy:

Evening Snack: Pineapple
Last night of pineapple. I got a nice big portion because I wanted to use up all I had except for what I need for my smoothie on Day 10.

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