Here we go...day 1.
For breakfast today I already failed. Haha! I have been searching for alternative breakfast cereals my teen boys will actually eat, so a couple weeks ago I found an alternative to Lucky Charms made my Mom's Best Cereals. They make "Mallow Oats" - aka Lucky Charms - with natural colors. My kids like their marshmallows, but not the oats part. So they left the box to me to eat. Since I am not throwing my money away, I will finish them for my own breakfast today & tomorrow. Why do they not pass the kitchen test? They contain corn syrup. Hard to have a decent marshmallow without it. But I did see a recipe that makes them with agave I may try when the challenge is over. I use organic cows milk in my cereal bowl - it's local and of good quality. Cup of Starbucks coffee with a bit of half n half - just a bit.
Here is where you can find this brand of cereal: http://momsbestcereals.com/
Morning snack: Peach Chobani. Does it pass the kitchen test? Ehhhhh...probably not. But not negotiable in my eating plan. I need the dairy mid-morning due to my acid reflux problems...otherwise I can't have that one cup of coffee I so desperately need each day. I get really grumpy without it!! I can make my own yogurt if I try...but one of my concessions is the Chobani.
Lunch: leftover organic chicken sausage from the previous day's dinner. I don't have the package to read the ingredients, but since it's organic I'm going to pretend it's okay. :) And a salad with a bit of white balsamic vinegar and grapeseed oil. There are sulfites in my vinegar. :(
Afternoon snack: the end of a container of Turkey Hill All Natural Salted Caramel Ice Cream. I had a small portion left and now it's gone. While it is the better of the choices on the market, it does contain sugar which does not pass the kitchen test.
Dinner: cheeseburger with Boar's Head sliced cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, no bun. Problem with this meal - the PICKLES!!! Did not notice before that there are artificial food colors in pickles. Ugh. So now I am on the search for pickles made more cleanly. Never thought I'd have to read that label before. So I have learned something!!!
Evening snack: glass of cab sav from the winery I work at.
Overall, not a great first day but tomorrow will be better!!!