Here's how I felt during the first week of AIP: tired, achy, and just emotionally blah. My face was breaking out, I had a constant headache and it felt hard to think, and I had this very unusual, constant sinus drainage going on for days even though I am not sick. Well, as of yesterday all of that started to lighten up. And this morning, I am feeling great! No headache, more energy, happier, face clearing up, and nice clear sinuses! I took advantage of the mind clarity last night and sat down and planned out a few recipes to try this week and went shopping for the ingredients. Last night I made this: Coconut Curried Cauliflower with Kale. I threw in some boneless skinless chicken thighs. So good! And lots of leftovers.
I am going to have some tonight over some baked sweet potatoes for dinner. Other things I am eating:
Homemade breakfast sausage, which is just pastured ground pork seasoned with sea salt, black pepper, sage, garlic, and thyme. I made 8 patties from a pound of meat, froze them in layers on parchment paper, and stored in a Ziploc baggie in the freezer for quick breakfasts:
Makes a nice meal with some baked acorn squash and apricots:
Another easy breakfast is steamed butternut squash and apples mashed with cinnamon and coconut milk, topped with toasted coconut flakes:
Nice and warm, with plenty of leftovers to warm up and enjoy throughout the week.
I guess AIP eating isn't that boring after all!
This morning I went to the gym and lifted weights for about 35 minutes. Later, we'll be going back for a swim! Hope you are enjoying your day too.