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Whole30 Day 23, Workout day 2 Week 3

Hiiiiiiiiiii I am doing great 😀 For the past 2 days tuesday and wednesday I had to take a brake from my Whole30 challenge, I went on a liquid fast to go to the dorctor for a stomach check up. Now I’m back eating solid food again, nice cause I was hungry hahahaha. Everything was good with my stomach YAY. I tend to have digestive issues so I think I need to include more probiotic foods in to my diet to help my gut flora. I will probably start with some natural supplement first. I will do some research and let you know what I find 🙂

On tuesday morning before my liquid fast started I went to the gym. I had more energy then monday so I could actually do the workout properly 😀

Day 2 Week 3 Back and Biceps

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  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 15kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12 x 3
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 12.5kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12, 15.5kg x 12
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 10, 8
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12 x 3
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 20, 3kg x 24

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My Whole30 Day 23 today    

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  • Breakfast 1 – Spinach mushroom scrambled eggs with bonebroth (will post recipe tomorrow)
  • Breakfast 2 – Avocado, banana apple salad topped with nuts, cacao nibs, coconut chips, sunflower seeds
  • Lunch & Early Dinner: Veggies stew with oven baked sweet potato and egg
  • Evening Snack: Eating breakfast anytime hihihi Bacon & Eggs with banana almond butter sprinkled with raw cacao cinnamon and shredded coconut. Yummy
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Week 3 Day 1 Hard, Whole30 day 22 finished!

Hello…. Today day 1 week 3 was really tough at the gym. I was motivated but had no energy at all. It was super hard to get through the workout, and I had to cut it short to go to work. But wow it was difficult to do without energy. I think it is due to me not eating enough food (calory intake) though I feel like all i do is eat hahahahaha and started to workout. So I need to eat more nutrient dense food. This is all a learning process and it is amazing to go through every step of it. Life is more about the journey, and a little less about the destination. Having goals are fantastic and a must in life, but the small steps on the way is what will take you there 😀

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Week 3 added another day to my workout program, it went from 4 to 5 days. I didn’t even realise it when I chose it. And in 2 weeks there will be 6 days a week for the remaining of the 8 weeks. Wow I went from barely working out to 4 now 5 and soon 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!!!!!! But I am excited to see the outcome and to get stronger fitter 😀 😀 😀

Day 1 Week 3 Leg day!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

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Whole30 Day 22 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Left over Coconut salmon shrimp pasta sauteed with spinach, 2 eggs and a green smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Pan fried Sweet potato madallions, pan fried zucchini and minute stake
  • Snack not in picture: Coco Raspberry Smoothie, blood orange and an apple
  • Late Dinner: Shredded pan fried Sweetpotato, saussage links, scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and a salad.

Need to eat more hahaha wowza!!!

Good night

Swedish:

Hej …. Idag, dag 1 vecka 3 var riktigt tufft pĂ„ gymmet. Jag var motiverad, men hade ingen energi alls. Det var super svĂ„rt att köra igenom trĂ€ningen, och jag var tvungen att kapa det kort för att gĂ„ till jobbet. Men wow det var svĂ„rt att göra utan energi. Jag tror att det beror pĂ„ att jag inte Ă€ter tillrĂ€ckligt med mat (kaloriintaget) men jag kĂ€nner att allt jag gör Ă€r Ă€ter hahahahaha och trĂ€nar. SĂ„ jag behöver Ă€ta mer nĂ€ringsrik mat. Detta Ă€r en inlĂ€rningsprocess och det Ă€r fantastiskt att gĂ„ igenom varje steg av den. Livet Ă€r mer om resan, och lite mindre om slutmĂ„let. Att ha mĂ„l Ă€r fantastiskt och ett mĂ„ste i livet, men det Ă€r de smĂ„ stegen pĂ„ vĂ€gen som kommer att ta dig dit: D

Vecka 3 har lagt till en till dag till mitt trĂ€ningsprogram, gick det frĂ„n 4 till 5 dagar. Jag mĂ€rkte inte det nĂ€r jag valde det. Och efter tvĂ„ veckor till kommer det att lĂ€ggas till ytterligare en dag, sex dagar i veckan för de ÄterstĂ„ende 8 veckorna. Wow jag gick frĂ„n knappt trĂ€nar till 4 nu 5 och snart 6 PHEW hahaha CRAZY!!! Men jag ser fram emot att se resultatet och att bli starkare och trĂ€nad 😀 : D : D

Dag 1 Vecka 3 Ben dag!!!

  • Leg Extensions: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 5kg x 18, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 6kg x 20, 6kg x 12
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12 x 3

Whole30 Dag 22

  • Pre-TrĂ€ning Frukost: Leftover Coconut lax rĂ€kor pasta sauterad med spenat, 2 Ă€gg och en grön smoothie
  • Efter trĂ€ning Lunch: Stekt Sötpotatis medaljonger, stekt zucchini och lövbiff.
  • Snack inte pĂ„ bilden: Coco Hallonsmoothie, blodapelsin och ett Ă€pple
  • Sen Middag: Strimlad stekt sweetpotato, korv lĂ€nkar, Ă€ggröra, surkĂ„l och en sallad.

Behöver Àta mer hahaha wowza!

God natt

 

Week 2 Day 4, Whole30 Day 21DONE!!!!

Feeling fantastisic today 🙂 Im loving my new lifestyle. ..it is the 1st time i am actually not getting sick and following through with working out. I think a big part of me not getting sick is due to the change i have done in the food departement. Since gluten is really making me sick i am really staying away from it. I am happy i tried paleo. It has changed my life! Doing this Whole30 challenge is really helping me to get better.

Today was week 2 day 4 Shoulders and abs. Was really tired after my workout today 😀 i will for sure be sore tomorrow.

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This is what i did:

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 20
  • Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a t: 2kg x 12, 2kg x 15, 2kg x 20
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 2kg x 11, 1kg x 12, 1kg x 12
  • Excercise Ball Crunch: 12 x 3
  • Air Bike: 24 x 3
  • Plank (added this to my workout plan): 38 sec & 30 sec

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Whole30 day 21

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Pre-Workout Breakfast – Scrambled eggs, lamb salami, avocado and a green tropical smoothie (recept nedan)
Post-Workout Lunch – Carrot Parshnip purĂ© and pan fried salmon with sauteed spinich mushrooms
Dinner – Shrimp, spinich mushroom omilet with a side of coco smoothie and blood orange
Snack – Sliced banana sprinkeld with cinnamon and nuts drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and chili pepper

Coconut salmon shrimp pasta Recipe:

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  • 1 salmon
  • 3/4 cup prawns
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2-4 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cummin
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Cut salmon into small chuncks and fry till done.
  2. Remove from pan and add coconut milk and stirr
  3. Add all the seasonings and coconut flour to thicken the sause.
  4. Add shrimp and the salmon back let simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Make zucchini pasta by using a peeler
  6. Sautee the zucchini
  7. Ready to eat 😀

 

 Choco Banana coconut icecream and oven roasted nuts recipe:

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Icecream

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2-4 tbsp cacao (depending on what you like)
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Blend it all. Place in a serving bowl and add toppings. I used sea salt chunks and coconut chips

Oven roasted nuts:

  • Use any type of nuts you like
  • Salt
  • A little water
  1. Put oven on 400f
  2. Place the nuts in an oven save dish
  3. Sprinkle with water and season with salt
  4. Stirr after 5 minutes, add another 5 minutes or til golden brown

 

Green Tropical Smoothie Recipe:

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  • 1/2 avocado
  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup raspberry
  • A few raw almonds
  • 1 tsp crushed flax seeds
  • 1 cup water

Blend and enjoy the tropics!

Whole30 Day 19 & 20 completed!

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii been working 2 long days, so I have cooked quite a bit. I need a lot of food at work and I love to eat hahahaha. I am tired but feeling great 🙂 I have 2 new recipes below 😀

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Here is what I ate:

Whole30 Day 19

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  • Breakfast 1 – Bacon, scrambled eggs and a purple veggie smoothie
  • Breakfast 2 – Coco smoothie and soft boiled eggs
  • Lunch – Crock pot chicken (recipe below) with oven baked sweet potato and sauteed spinach muchrooms
  • Dinner – Crock pot chicken with a huge salad
  • Evening Snack – Lamb salami with scrambled eggs and saurkraut

Whole30 Day 20

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  • Breakfast 1 – Scrambled eggs with Lamb salami, spinach, red bell pepper and avocado
  • Breakfast 2 – Tropics smoothie (recipe below) and egg
  • Lunch – Coconut salmon shrimp pasta (will post recipe tomorrow) topped with salad and avocado
  • Dinner – Crock pot chicken with red veggie sause and oven baked sweet potato
  • Evening snack – Choco Banana coconut icecream and oven roasted nuts (will post recipe tomorrow)

Crock Pot Chicken recipe:

Excited to use my new crock pot. Its my second time 😀

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  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 cup Olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  1. Rince and pat dry the chicken.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken.
  3. Rub a little salt and pepper on the chicken then rub the olive oil mixture all over and under the skin where possible
  4. Put in a tight back and pour what’s left of the olive oil mixture in the bag and seal.
  5. Let marinate for at least 8 hours, prefferably over night.
  6. Put the chicken in the crock pot, put it on low for 6-8 hours. I had mine for 8 hours overnight

Enjoy!!!

 

Tropics Smoothie Recipe: Not the prettiest picture but super delicious

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  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple, mango, physalis and raspberry
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • A few walnuts

Blend and enjoy oh so yummy tropics

 

Swedish

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii jobbat tvĂ„ lĂ„nga dagar, sĂ„ jag har lagat en massa mat. Jag behöver en hel del mat pĂ„ jobbet och jag Ă€lskar att Ă€ta hahahaha. Jag Ă€r trött men mĂ„r bra 🙂 Jag har 2 nya recept nedan 😀

HÀr Àr vad jag Ät:

Whole30 Dag 19

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  • Frukost 1 – Bacon, Ă€ggröra och en lila grön smoothie
  • Frukost 2 – Coco smoothie och mjuk kokta Ă€gg
  • Lunch – Crok pot kyckling (recept nedan) med ugnsbakad sötpotatis och sauterad spenat champinjoner
  • Middag – Crock pot kyckling med en stor sallad
  • Afton Snack – Lamm salami med Ă€ggröra och sauerkraut

Whole30 Dag 20

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  • Frukost 1 – Äggröra med Lamm salami, spenat, röda paprika och avokado
  • Frukost 2 – Tropics smoothie (recept nedan) och Ă€gg
  • Lunch – Kokos lax rĂ€k pasta (kommer att lĂ€gga upp recept i morgon) toppad med sallad och avokado
  • Middag – Crock pot kyckling med röd grönskas sĂ„s och ugnsbakad sötpotatis
  • KvĂ€llsmĂ„l – Choco Banan kokos glass och ugn rostade nötter (kommer att lĂ€gga upp recept i morgon)

Crock Pot kyckling recept:

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Det Ă€r kul att anvĂ€nda min nya crock pot gryta, 2a gĂ„ngen nu 🙂

  • 1 hel kyckling
  • 2 dl olivolja
  • 3-4 vitlöksklyftor
  • 1 tsk salt
  • 1 tsk peppar
  • 1/4 tsk chilipeppar
  • 1/2 tsk kummin
  1. Skölj och torka kycklingen.
  2. Blanda alla ingredienser utom kycklingen.
  3. Gnid lite salt och peppar pÄ kycklingen sedan gnugga olivolja blandningen över och under huden dÀr det Àr möjligt.
  4. LÀgg kycklingen i en pÄse och hÀll det som Àr kvar av olivoljeblandningen i pÄsen och förslut.
  5. LÄt marinera i minst 8 timmar, bÀst över natten.
  6. Placera kycklingen i crock pott grytan, satte den pÄ lÄg i 6-8 timmar. Jag hade min i 8 timmar under natten.

Njut!

 

Tropisk smoothie Recept:

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  • 1/2 burk kokosmjölk
  • 1 banan
  • 1 kopp ananas, mango, physalis och hallon
  • 1 tsk linfrön
  • NĂ„gra valnötter

Blanda och njut oh sÄ smaskiga tropikerna

 

Week 2 Day 1!!!!! Whole30 Day 14 & 15….

Last week was up and down, but I pushed through it! It ended great was volunteering at church yesterday and had lunch with friends 🙂 Now its a new week and I have more energy 😀 Excited!!!!!! This is week 2 of my fitness challenge wooooooo! Day 1 completed 😀 I am proud of myself. I’m doing it one step at the time.

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I did chest & triceps today, I upped some of the weights!!!!! Fantastic!

My exercises:

  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Pushups: 15 x 3 (I modified these to wall pushups standing on my toes. I have problems with my wrists, they are too week at the moment)
  • Dumbell Bench Press. 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyer: 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Pushups: 15 x 3, same as before
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension: 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Triceps Pushdowns: 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • 5 minute run on the treadmill
  • Stretching

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Whole30 Day 14…I’m still eating lighter foods and smoothies, dried apricots, dried figs to help with my digestion.

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Not in order in the picture 🙂

  • Breakfast: Pear Creamsicle Smoothie and 2 eggs
  • Lunch: Tuna salad at Vapianos restaurant, really good and great company
  • Light Dinner: 1 Sweetpotato and blueberry chia smoothie
  • Evening snack: Banana slices dusted with cinnamon with dried apricots, dried figs, nuts & coconut chips

Whole30 Day 15 still modified 🙂 I forgot to take a picture of my lunch today hihihi :O

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Shrimp, mushroom, spinach scramble with Pear creamsicle smoothie
  • Post-Workout Lunch: Oven baked Sweetpotato with minute stake and a salad
  • Dinner: Spinach salad, grilled zucchini and oven baked salmon
  • Evening Snack: Blueberry coconut chia smoothie topped with banana sprinkeld with raw cacao and cinnamon

Bom done!

Whole30 Day 5 finished! Ate so yummy today

I slept in today it was much needed 🙂 When I woke up at 10.25 I saw a text message from my lovely friend Henny. She wanted to meet for lunch at 11ish, since I needed to eat I thought it was a great idea to go and catch up over a meal. Jumped in the shower, got dressed and headed out. You can’t tell but she is pregnant with only 8 weeks to go before a new baby princess is born. After the nice brunch I went home and cooked food to take with me to work.

Svenska nedan 😀

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Day 5 foods. This was super duper delish!!!!

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  • Brunch – Big salad (green lettuce, spinach, cucumber, tomato, carrot, broccoli, red bellpepper, artichoke, mushrooms, sundried tomato, chicken, egg with olive oil and lemon juice)
  • Late Lunch – Shrimp mushroom coconut Zucchini linguine
  • Dinner – Oven baked salmon on a spinach, carrot, avocado bead, topped with sunflower and crushed flax seeds.
  • Evening Snack – Avocado, banana, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, almond, walnut, coconut chips, cacao nibs, coconut milk (the hard part) and dusted with cinnamon

I wanted some fish today and decided to look for inspiration on line, and I found this recipe found here. This was very tasty, can’t wait to eat some more tomorrow.

Lemon Dill Salmon

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Recipe:

  • Salmon
  • zest of one lemon (about a tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh dill
  • 1 lemon (for the zest)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Oil (or ghee) the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Rinse the salmon and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in the prepared dish.
  4. Mix together the ghee (room temperature), lemon zest and dill.
  5. Place about half the mixture on top of the seasoned salmon. You can spread the lemon dill mixture or leave it in dollops like this.

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Enjoy!

Swedish 

Jag tog sovmorgon i dag det var vĂ€l behövligt 🙂 NĂ€r jag vaknade vid 10.25 sĂ„g jag ett sms frĂ„n min underbara vĂ€n Henny. Hon ville mötas över en lunch vid 11ish, eftersom jag behövde Ă€ta jag tyckte det var en bra idĂ© att gĂ„ och chatta över en mĂ„ltid. Hoppade i duschen, klĂ€dde och stack ivĂ€g. Du kan inte se men hon Ă€r gravid med bara 8 veckor kvar innan en ny liten prinsessa föds. Efter den trevlig brunch Ă„kte jag hem och lagade mat att ta med mig till jobbet.

Dag 5’s mĂ„ltider. Detta var super duper delish!!

  • Brunch – Stor sallad (grön sallad, spenat, gurka, tomat, morot, broccoli, röd paprika, kronĂ€rtskocka, champinjoner, soltorkade tomater, kyckling, Ă€gg med olivolja och citronsaft).
  • Sen lunch – rĂ€kor svamp kokos zucchini linguine.
  • Middag – Ugnsbakad lax pĂ„ en sallad av spenat, morot, avokado pĂ€rla, toppad med solrosfrön och krossade linfrön.
  • KvĂ€lls Snack – Avokado, banan, hallon, björnbĂ€r, blĂ„bĂ€r, mandel, valnöt, kokos chips, kokos mjölk (den hĂ„rda delen), kakao nibs och pudrad med kanel.

Jag ville ha lite fisk i dag och beslutade att leta efter inspiration pÄ nÀtet, och jag hittade detta recept hittas hÀr. Det var mycket gott, lÀngtar tills imorgon sÄ jag kan Àta mera.

Citron Dill Lax

Recept:

  • lax
  • zest av en citron (ungefĂ€r en matsked)
  • 2 matskedar smörolja
  • 1 msk hackad, fĂ€rsk dill
  • 1 citron (för zest)
  • salt och peppar

Instruktioner

  1. VĂ€rm ugnen till 400 grader F.
  2. Olja (eller ghee) i botten av en ugnsform.
  3. Skölj laxen och klappa torrt med hushÄllspapper. Strö över salt och peppar och lÀgg i den beredda skÄlen.
  4. Blanda ghee (rumstemperatur), citronskal och dill.
  5. Placera ungefÀr hÀlften av blandningen pÄ toppen av den rutinerade laxen. Du kan sprida citron dill blandningen eller lÀmna den i dollops som denna.

Day 2 completed!!!!! YAY

I have compleded day two of my Whole30 challenge!!!!!!!!! I’m really tired so I will keep it short. Today flew by way to quickly too, however today I got some stuff done. Went grocery shopping and I cooked some yummy food. Then I went to a leadership bootcamp series my church is hosting. Really fantastic!!!!!

Here is some pictures of prepping and cooking.

Starting with my mmmmm good green smootihe, thats what I had in it with some water. (Not part of whole30, I’m still sick so I need the extra nutrients)

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Some of the ingredients for my meatsause

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Meetsause, broccoli and Codsoup 😀

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Here is what I ate today

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Todays delisious food

  • Breakfast – Sweet potato, eggs and avocado topped with sauerkraut
  • Lunch – Veggie Meat Sauce w zucchini spaghetti
  • Dinner – Fishsoup with veggies + Sweetpotato and spinach (on the go)
  • Snack – Banana dusted with cinnamon and 1 tbsp. almond butter

Good night