Lent Whole40 - Week 4

The finish line is in sight! It's still a ways off - another week - but the exhilaration is there nonetheless. 

Seeing the end is always bittersweet. On one hand, you're ready to take off the restrictions and eat and shop without rules; on the other hand, you find comfort in the rules and are afraid to go back to your old ways. 

For me, I look forward to digging deeper into my relationship with food during the reintroduction. That might be my favorite part - reintro. Each time I think "I'm already gluten- and dairy-free, what else I need to cut out?!" and each time I'm surprised at what I learn. 

I've stopped framing it as "what else can't I eat?" and focus on "when I eat these foods, I feel like this." It's less emotional, more factual, and very helpful in my Food Freedom when I ask myself whether or not something is "worth it." I know what "it" is. That is KEY in a healthy lifestyle. What exactly is at risk when I eat something less healthy for me? 

My husband's birthday was this week and it was full of superheroes, enchiladas, and carrot cake. I made a compliant enchilada filling and served mine with cauliflower rice and made theirs with corn tortillas and cheese. I love when meals are easy like that. 

This week, I'm focusing on finishing strong, maybe with a new recipe or new food to try, just to mix things up! I need to add a little sunshine to my days since this New England weather is *thumbs down emoji* right now. 

I'll be back next week! 

amanda 

1. Traditional enchiladas for the boys, a clean, Whole30 enchilada stuffing and plantains for me. I think they were a little jealous of my plate ;) 2. Be yourself unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman. 3. Snow day fun/desperation led us to make a Whole30 nightmare tower: wheat spaghetti and marshmallows! Gross, but fun to play with. 4. My egg-free breakfast last Saturday because I didn't feel like cooking so leftovers it was - salmon, plantains, salad with Primal Kitchen Cesar (I'm OBSESSED with this dressing. )

1. Traditional enchiladas for the boys, a clean, Whole30 enchilada stuffing and plantains for me. I think they were a little jealous of my plate ;) 2. Be yourself unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman. 3. Snow day fun/desperation led us to make a Whole30 nightmare tower: wheat spaghetti and marshmallows! Gross, but fun to play with. 4. My egg-free breakfast last Saturday because I didn't feel like cooking so leftovers it was - salmon, plantains, salad with Primal Kitchen Cesar (I'm OBSESSED with this dressing. )