Day 26: Grilled Chicken Tomato “Sandwiches” & … dessert….

That’s right. We made dessert.

Dessert is kind of a gray area among the Whole 30 conversations I’ve found online. Yet, for all of our intents and purposes, this was compliant, so my conscience is pretty clean (besides, it beats diving into the girl scout cookies I’ve already started stocking up on).

Breakfast:

I finally took a photo of my ever elusive smoothie while stopped at a light.

Ingredients: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, banana, almonds, spinach, and kale.

smoothie

Note: Smoothies technically aren’t favored by the Whole 30 purists, either. I was born to be wild.

Lunch was with coworkers, so I didn’t snap a photo. I had unsweet tea with lamb kebob and a salad …which was covered in questionable balsamic dressing and some sort of yogurt dressing was drizzled on top.

I have to admit, I am playing a little fast and loose with the rules now that I am so close to being done. I ate around the yogurt dressing as much as I could, but I didn’t shy away from balsamic (balsamic is technically okay, but the way restaurants prepare foods, I doubt this one was).

I ate another delicious granny smith as a snack, probably driving my otherwise silent office insane with my obnoxious crunching, but it was worth their suffering.

Dinner was one of my favorite meals…

burger

That’s a seared chicken salad with a tomato bun, and lemon asparagus. I also had cut up the rest of the tomato and sprinkled salt and pepper over it to eat it as a side, but I ended up eating it while waiting for the asparagus.

The chicken tasted like what you’d find on a grilled Chic-Fil-A sandwich. Here’s how I cooked it:

On each side-

Tiny pinch of dried parsely

Tiny pinch of mustard powder

Tiny pinch of hot paprika

Lots of garlic powder

Lots of pepper

Salt, to taste

Italian Seasoning, to taste

I seasoned each side, then seared it in olive oil on the stove for about 4-5 minutes on each side. It was very juicy and messy.

Asparagus:

Josh cooked the asparagus by searing it in olive oil for about 10-12 minutes. He seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice.

And now… dessert.

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Okay, so it doesn’t look very appetizing. My recommendation would be to cut back some on the chia seeds if you don’t like a little texture.

Ingredients: Bananas, unsweetened coconut milk, chia seeds.

Recipe is over on Stupid Easy Paleo.

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