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Okay, Plan B it is!

I kept my food journal again! I miss this. I really do. I love the 30 minutes at the end of the day to journal.

Anyway, here goes…


Bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.


It was 6 a.m. I was cold, hungry and tired.  It was the only thing prepared in the fridge so I warmed up a bowl in the microwave.

Breakfast (No picture)

I’m working with the California Avocado Commission again and this month’s topic is  “quick and easy” so I’ll be experimenting a bit, which always makes food journaling a little more complicated. Anyway, today I made a Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie with avocado, banana, egg whites, cocoa powder and ice. It was a great breakfast on the go while I ran the boys off to school. I need to make it a few more times before I submit the recipe to them. When they post it I’ll share the link.


I was *this* close to running out the door without lunch and just grabbing something on the way. Then I looked at the clock and decided I had enough time to whip something up instead. I pulled out the rest of my raw Brussels sprouts and leftover pork.

I cooked both together with a little coconut oil on my Cast-Iron Reversible Griddle.


While it was cooking I pulled out some precooked beets, peeled a clementine and made a quick salad with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and some tarragon. Oh and I threw in some blueberries too!


Both came out great and I didn’t regret for a minute taking that extra time to whip something up.


It was 3ish and I knew I wasn’t going to make it to dinner so I grabbed a bar at work.


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I had a plan to cook — I really did! But when I got home The Husband reminded me we had a shit-ton of errands to run so we decided as family to go out to eat — Plan B.


That’s my giant spinach salad with chicken. The boys got pizza and The Husband settled on pasta. What’s not pictured is the fried calamari we shared.

I proudly had ZERO bites of pizza, which is (and will always be) something I celebrate because, well, this.

The salad was actually more than enough and I’m still full from it. I forgot to say “dressing on the side” (my default) so it was swimming in oil.

When we got home from dinner I finally had a chance to unpack my goodies that came in the mail!


That’s a case of Avocados from The California Avocado Commission for this month’s recipe development and my Butcher Box shipment. Speaking of, if you’re interested in trying them out anyone who uses my affiliate link will get a free pound of sugar-free bacon. I’ve had it. It’s super good!

Once everything was away the 4-Year-Old and I watched Scooby before reading some books and then it was time to settle in for Survivor.


Ugh — I just remembered I have to plan out tomorrows Fit Club class.  I gotta run. It’s getting late!

P.S. It’s 9:30. This is now “late” to my old ass. Who am I?!?

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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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