I woke up at 7:30 this morning. Comfortably peckish, not too tired, back to normal. Hopefully yesterday’s early craze was just a little body adjustment, getting used to the healthy meals again. Presumably not that surprising when I replaced the stuffing-my-face-with-pretty-much-anything-moving. I was quite homesick after arriving to Australia, you know? But really happy as well, which also makes me eat a lot. My relationship with food can be quite complicated sometimes. My mood too.
Would you like to add more veggies to your breakfast game, but can’t really handle them raw in the morning? Trust me, you are not alone here. I would probably get sick if I was supposed to chew on half of raw capsicum for brekky. However, like with a wave of a magic wand, I can eat almost the whole thing if roasted. Preferably as a part of hash. Like in this Beetroot and Sweet Potato Hash.
I made it till morning. I honestly can’t remember a night when I would go to bed this hungry. It took me a while to focus my mind on something else and finally fell asleep. Am I really snacking that much so I don’t feel hungry normally? I mean, I do usually eat about five meals a day, but they are quite small, you know? Man, is this Whole30 thing already doing something to my body after one day or is it just in my head?
This is it. I’m finally doing my first Whole30. And I think I’m gonna die this month. I mean, I would consider my diet pretty healthy. But then, I eat almost everything, even if I know that sometimes I don’t feel the best after certain meals. But chocolate, you know. And wine. And the occasional pasta.
Are you a sweet breakfast person? Or do you better give way to the beautiful satisfying savory heaven like eggs and bacon in the morning? Yeah, I guess you can say which brekky I prefer. The only sweet exception would be probably breakfast bowls as you can see in Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl. However when I have the time I would definitely go for the salty version. Like I did this morning with the Coconut Flour Savory Pancakes.
So, back to reality. When we returned from our amazing trip to Austria (I will totally write about it later) the real life stuff hit me pretty hard. We have just 3 weeks left before our trip to Thailand (and moving to Australia after that, you can read a bit more about it in the Big Step story) and I’m starting to freak out a little.
I think breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. OK, I know that science in the last few years proved that this dogma is not actually so correct. But I like to stick with it.
If a poor brekky doesn’t gratify my fussy morning palates I will be most likely cranky till lunch. God forbid that I wouldn’t have any breakfast for some reason. That’s just dark…
These Celeriac and Carrot Fritters are a great companion to many meals. You can definitely enjoy them as they are. Which means don’t worry about the cutlery, get your hands a bit messy and maybe even use the fritters as a scoop for your favorite dip. My Avocado Jalapeno Dip would serve just great for that.
How successful are you with baking? And now – how successful are you with paleo baking??
My paleo baked sweets suck. I mean not all the time, but there is definitely lot of trials and errors. Cooking is so much easier. Right? Without all the weighing and measuring… But fortunately sometimes my baking efforts would bear the fruit. Like with this Chocolate Banana Protein Loaf which is foolproof and simple, yet very satisfying.
Yesterday was my last day at work before the big step. I seriously can’t believe how fast the time went, soon I will be exploring Thailand with my husband. Yaaay. And because it was the last day I celebrated a little. As usually with some good food (yeah, I had gluten, milk AND sugar). But I think it’s ok to have things you enjoy every so often, even if they contain few “off the list” ingredients. And then come back to the healthy options. That’s why I made myself a Chocolate protein smoothie bowl this morning.