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the “fresh life” day 5

january 8, 2012 food collage

It’s been 5 days!! Woo Hoo! I know that might not sound like much to you, but to me right now taking this day by day and making it 5 days without eating a little chip here and there or a smidge of Hadley’s dinner that she didn’t eat is a big victory for me! So I’m celebrating… How with an early morning Zumba work out! Wooo Hooo!

Sunday around here is a little rough because my little “lady” is with me all day, so it’s a bit of a juggle to do things with her and keep up with keeping myself on track, but i did it! *insert little Dora dance… “I did it… I did it… I did it!” You can tell I am a little more then enthused because Sunday generally is my hardest day of the week.

Daily Cuisine:

Breakfast: Fresh fruit Salad with Honeydew, Pear, Papaya, Pink Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange & Cinnamon Apple Cottage Cheese.

Loved the hint of Cinnamon and apples in the cottage cheese, all of the fruit was fresh and juicy!

Lunch: Asian Style Chicken Salad with Bean Sprouts, Celery, Baby Corn on top of Boston Lettuce with Thai Peanut Dressing.

This is one of my favorite types of salad so I was anxious to see how it would be from THE fresh diet and I am pleased to say that it was just as delish as any restaurant I have had it in, and the Thai Peanut Dressing was spicy with just enough peanut taste! I want that recipe!!

Hors D’Oeurve: Cucumber Cups filled with Herbed Cheese topped with Capers.

Truly a savory little treat and just enough with a glass of water to keep me until dinner!

Dinner: Fillet of Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce with Butternut Squash Puree and Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms.

OK, I’m going to throw it out there I don’t know why I did 3 days in a row in fish, probably not thinking, I do love fish but not 3 days in a row, however the Sole was very tasty as the last 2 days which I was pleased about no fishy smell or taste here! And the Lemon Caper Sauce added the little “kick” it needed. I loved the Butternut Squash Puree, and I’m a mushroom lover so the Shiitake Mushrooms were a wonderful compliment to the Sole.

Dessert: Cappuccino Pudding

I must say that it is nice to have a “little” something sweet at the end of the day, the cappuccino pudding was sweet and very creamy and satisfied my “missing” sweets! I’m not a huge sweet eater but it is a nice way to finish the day.

Something New: I tried papaya for the first time today and found it to be sweet and I will add to my fruit list from now on!

How was your Sunday?


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