Just checking in for a quick update since we are past the one month mark. I’ll spare you more face pictures since I don’t think much has changed there however there is one major accomplishment to report…..
I lost 10lbs!!!!!!
In the grand scheme that is not a lot but believe me getting that needle to move has been tough! I did manage two days of walking with the kids that got me over 10k steps. It’s a start, the idea is just to start slow and make it fun rather than a chore. That’s key I think, I’m more apt to take a walk with the kids because it gets them out of the house and they really enjoy it. Just to take a walk because I have to get so many steps in? Nah. So the kids will be out and about a lot this summer
I also tried another ice cream flavor and it was heavenly:
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
New recipe for you guys AND a new Aldi discovery.
First up is the new Aldi item. Tonight I decided to make artichoke and chicken bake and wanted to find a pasta to go with it. I was looking at all the usual suspects and lamenting about the carb counts when I found this:
Now I know that black spaghetti is not the most appetizing looking but it was really good. Of course if you are avoiding soy this won’t work for you but otherwise it’s a great option when you want a noodle. Here is what it looks like cooked (yup, looks like something you would make for Halloween!)
I’ve also discovered that the Turkey Hill mint chocolate chip ice cream I bought the kids is gluten free AND happens to have a lower sugar and carb count then the dairy free options.
Here is the recipe for the chicken bake, I combined this with the Aldi noodles and steamed broccoli. I do make a few substations, no Pam in our house so I coat the pan with olive oil. I also sub plain Greek yogurt for the Mayo and use boneless thin sliced chicken breasts (one package is usually good) because they cook quicker. Here is the recipe:
This sounds yummy, and the black noodles look good!
I'm glad your family doesn't turn their noses up to "different" foods!
I woke up yesterday morning and was shocked, one side of my face had almost no redness at all! It was almost like waking up thin, still waiting for that miracle to happen!
Unfortunately it did get more red during the day and after dinner, starting to wonder if the tomatoes I ate might be the culprit. I know nightshades can be an issue for some. Again, this isn’t about the rosacea but using it as a gauge for digestive health. Giving up tomatoes would be a bummer so this warrants more trial before eliminating them completely.
I did try some dairy free dessert last night and won’t be buying it again. Cashew milk ice cream or even coconut milk has a better consistency and flavor. Doesn’t hurt to try though, this was what I bought:
If anyone has a GF lower carb ice cream recommendation, please share!
I saw that you lost 10 lb. Congrats! Lord knows I could stand to lose some pounds.
On the ice cream thing, I am largely lactose intolerant. I finally admitted it recently. Talenti has sorbets and sorbetto that is good. That avocado ice cream is weird. It tastes like an oil slick. I also like the so delicious cashew milk ice cream that you linked.
The one ice cream I really like a lot though and I don't know if it's lower carb or lower sugar but I think it might be is by planet oat.
The oat milk ice cream is actually really good, I think.
Today is our son’s 7th birthday and of course he decided on ice cream cake, can’t fault him as it is so good. Unfortunately not on my menu, so we went to an allergy friendly bakery in CT called Dee’s One Smart Cookie in Glastonbury to find a treat for me.
I left with a box of goodies but for tonight I had a lemon whoopie pie with fresh raspberry “butter” cream frosting. It was very good, the frosting was a bit too sweet but not going to complain.
And of course a picture of the birthday boy, this sums up his personality
Found these at Stop and Shop, each bagel is only 100 calories and 19 grams of carbs. I’ve been trying to limit dairy but I do put mascarpone cheese on these after toasting them. So good, they are bagel thins but just enough with some eggs.