I grew up eating this yeast raisin bread. My aunt showed me how to make is when I was younger, and I am so grateful she did. I don’t make it as often as I should considering it is one of Grant’s favorite things. His family told me that before we were married or even dating he would hoard it and not share it with the rest of them whenever I made it. Yeast shouldn’t be as intimidating as some people make it out to be. This recipe is very easy and fun, I encourage you to make it yourself. I have also made it in the bread maker as well.
I wanted to take the time to share how my I make my play dough kits, what I tend to fill them with, which containers I like to use, and how much they tend to cost me.
Well, Week 7 is now in the books, and I am playing catch up, but here are some of the meals that I we ate this week. Grant and I have been loving eating this way. The one hour workouts are really wearing on us mentally because it seems so long, but once the 80 days is up I plan to switch back to the 30 minute workouts. However, I think we plan to continue eating this way. We really like how much more prepared we are, and especially how much healthy food we eat. We also have almost no waste as far as food goes which is a huge change from before. We hated how much food was wasted, but just never had a good game plan on how to change that.
So this is week 6, and out first ReFeed day where we get to eat more carbs with white flours and fruits to help rebuild stuff in the muscles. Refeed day was worse for me, because it helped some of my cravings come back, but all in all it was nice eat ing more fruit and “healthier” sweets and different carbs for a change. Instead of doing the meal plan break out, I figured I would just list the meals that we ate in random orders this week as more of a meal plan inspiration.
Wow, here we are at week 5 which is also the start of Phase 2. This week has been rough for me, the workouts are longer again, all of the workouts are new, and getting up at 5 when you don’t get enough sleep makes me cranky. However, I lost 3 pounds and 2.5 inches during phase 1 so not too shabby. Anyway, this phase I decided to add an extra red to my count even if I am still in Plan B due to the fact that the others on this meal plan take the beach body recover which is pretty much like a protein powder which counts as a red. Below is our meal plan which is kind of thrown together last minute. We had a lot of stuff planned on the weekend, so I feel like I am still trying to catch up.
So here we are at week 4. After this week, I think phase 2 starts which means my meals might be more tailored for a different eating plan, but since we haven’t gotten there, I’m not sure how it will all look at that point. Below is our eating plan for the week. Also, I mainly plan so I know what groceries to buy. Then as we get toward the end of the week, I start using up other random odds and ends we have in the freezer or pantry, or change up the plan a tad if we have a craving for something different. For instance, Friday of last week, we all wanted pizza. So we tried a cauliflower crust pizza recipe with sweet potato fries and fried eggs. The pizza tasted pretty good, but not even close in consistency to pizza, and pretty much just counted as a veggie. It was also a lot of work, so I don’t plan on making it again. I also tend to not count in an orange container in a lot of my plans since I don’t eat a ton of seeds, and I use some coconut oil with cooking so I count it as that.