The end of the week seemed to come faster then it began. Before I knew it, it was Saturday… Where is the time going? It is hard to believe that next week is February and I will have completed my first month living the “fresh” life!
Next week will be a challenging week for me as my husband heads for surgery and then helping him mend his way back to health over the next few weeks. It is times like this that I am happy that I am working with THE fresh diet, as my food is one less thing for me to worry about, and since I know I am an emotional eater, if it is not a part of my food of the day right now, I will NOT eat it! So here’s to a week of extra will power with the extra pressure all around. Wish me luck!
Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Salad with Mango, Red Grapes, Pineapple, Honeydew, Apple & Cinnamon Apple Yogurt
I really enjoy the little twists and additions to the yogurt like today’s apple and cinnamon!
Lunch: Prosciutto Ham Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Sweet Potato, Broccolini, Grape Tomato & Blue Cheese Dressing
Sweet potatoes in my salad was a little surprise, it was a nice contrast to the tart blue cheese!
Dinner: Beef Kebab with Peppercorn Brandy Sauce with Sweet Potato Hash and Garlic Creamed Spinach and Arugula
The Kebab was very tender and I loved the peppercorn brandy sauce! Also, the sweet potato hash was a nice side dish as was the garlic creamed spinach and arugula, felt like a dinner at a steak house!
Snack: Artichoke Bottoms Filled with Herbed Cheese
This was the second time I had this snack, I do love the meaty artichoke bottoms however I could live without the herbed cheese.
Dessert: Grilled Pineapple Rings Topped with Raspberry Infused Mascarpone
This dessert was a great substitution for my regular cheesecake, you must be wondering “what no cheesecake for Shelley tonight?” That’s right, I’m sure the flavor of the day had strawberry in it, and strawberries and myself do not mix well, huge allergy.
Breakfast: Banana Maple Muffin with Red Grapes & Coconut Ricotta Cheese
This continental breakfast was very tasty and satisfying, I loved the coconut in the ricotta and the banana maple muffin smelled sooo good coming out of the microwave!
Lunch: Chicken Salad with Spinach, Mango, Orange Segments, Pine Nuts & Raspberry Vinaigrette
Wonderful mix of flavors!
Dinner: Chicken Collette with Aged Cheddar Cheese and Fresh Tarragon with Chipotle Spiced Whipped Sweet Potato and Steamed Brussels Sprouts
I don’t believe I have ever had anything like the Chicken Collette, it was very tasty with the aged cheddar mixed in the middle and I was happy to see the little Brussels Sprouts; they are one of my favorite veggies.
Snack: Roasted Baby Tomato Stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese
I do love gorgonzola cheese so this was a tasty little snack mid day!
Dessert: Mango Cheesecake
Not much to add to the wonders of cheesecake today!
Breakfast: Hazelnut Espresso Whole Wheat Muffin with Fresh Honeydew & Raspberry Cottage Cheese
Second day of continental breakfast, today’s muffin again smelled great and tasted even better!
Lunch: Chicken Salad with Tomato, Bell Pepper, Hearts of Palm, Pine Nuts, Baby Lettuce & Honey Dijon Dressing
My favorite part of this salad today, and mind you I love hearts of palm and pine nuts… but the Honey Dijon Dressing A+!
Dinner: Pork Medallions with Caribbean Mango Sauce with Herbed Cauliflower Mash and Green Beans with Walnuts & Garlic
Growing up we never ate pork, I have tried it a few times now and I just don’t think I’m a pork kinda gal, however the Caribbean Mango sauce was wonderful and the garlic in the green beans added a lot of flavor to the whole meal.
Snack: Vegetable Crudities with Baby Carrot, Broccoli, Celery & Blue Cheese Dip
Veggie Crudities not much to say here..
Dessert: Creamy Banana Cheesecake
Creamy is an understatement… 1-800-I’m in love!