Whewww! That was a long weekend. I told you I was going on a month of eating clean this August. I’m not going to lie, keeping to that plan has. been. so. hard. For some reason, I just couldn’t find enough motivation as before. I’ve been parking up on carbs and barely eating enough vegetables. But this week, I’m more than determined to eat clean. If not for anything, but at least to prevent the things that leave my bowels from breaking my WC. This is what this week will look like for me:
Breakfast: Spinach and Potato Frittata
If you’ve never heard the name, Frittata, don’t fret. It’s simply a glorified omelette that is baked. It’s very much like my Egg Cake
but this one is made in a skillet (frying pan). I’ll share the recipe with you someday. Maybe later today? Tomorrow? We’ll see!
Lunch: Stir Fry Mushrooms and Boiled Brown Rice
Dinner: Errrm any salad goes (without the waistline enhancing dressing!)
Breakfast: Breakfast Parfait
I’ll simply layer Greek yoghurt, granolas and fruit in a cup and enjoy my life!
This is a delicious one pot dish
featuring mainly corn and beans. Simple, yummy, vegetarian and healthy.
Breakfast: Oatmeal cooked in Coconut Milk (Oh coconut!)
Kwacoco Bible is a Cameroonian dish consisting of cocoyams mixed with fish, crayfish, green leaves then wrapped in leaves or foil and steamed. Delicioso!
Breakfast: Breakfast Parfait just like on Tuesday
Breakfast: Whole wheat toasted bread and guacamole (mashed avocado).
I intend to bake the bread fresh that morning if I don’t quarrel with my alarm clock.
Lunch: Lentil stew and brown rice.
As you can notice, I skipped putting the dinner on each day to allow room for leftovers and improvisation. I also planned based on the ingredients I have on hand. I need to get a few more things, though. They include:
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh coconut milk
- An abundance of fruits
That’s my plan for the week, friends. Hope it inspires someone somewhere to plan their meals.
In other news, this scripture:
“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
These things jump at me:
1. Deny yourself
2. Pick up your cross
3. Follow Me
It doesn’t seem like the easiest thing to do and in fact, it is not. But that is where real life and joy is. When we let go of ourselves, and of the things that clutter our lives. When we let go of sticking to this world as though it is our eternal home. When we look forward to something greater and better which is living for Him. May God help us deny ourselves daily.
That’s what’s up with me, friends. I hope your week comes with so much joy, dying to self and fulfilment.
What’s the one thing you hope to accomplish this week?