One week complete and I’m feeling great! I don’t feel bloated and my clothes are starting to feel like they are fitting me a little better…I can’t weigh myself until the 30 days are up but, regardless, I’m feeling good.
Since it was the last day of the week, I did a one hour Zumba class and then 20 minutes of weight training on the bosu ball to make up my three hours for the week.
I’ve planned a couple soups for this week, so I purposely made two whole chickens today so that I could make some chicken stock with the carcasses. Normally, I make the chicken stock on the stove but this time I’m making it in the slowcooker overnight (ingredients I used are listed below). I also reserved the 2nd chicken carcass and chopped the same veggies so that tomorrow I can make another batch of bone broth.
Breakfast: Prosciutto with fruit (pineapple/cantaloupe/mango)
Lunch: Sweet Potato Tuna patties over mixed greens dressed with lemon/evoo and a cup of the leftover curried broccoli soup
Snack: Dang coconut crisps
Dinner: Rotisserie chicken (my husband has a rotisserie feature on his grill and he bastes the chicken with evoo/s&p/onion/garlic/oregano/paprika/thyme/garlic powder/apple cider vinegar) with roasted kale chips, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and broccolini (which I loosely peeled) with garlic
We made two chickens to make sure we had plenty for leftover lunches. I also will be using both carcasses to make some bone broth for tomorrow’s soup.
Chicken Bone Broth (aka very healthy chicken stock)
Into the slowcooker (set on low for ~8-12 hours), I added:
- 1 chicken carcass
- 1 onion quartered
- 5 celery stalks
- 4 large carrots
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 bay leave
- ~1cup fresh parsley (I didn’t measure I just grabbed the whole bunch and tore a bunch of branches off and threw it in)
- 1t black peppercorns
- salt to taste
- 1T apple cider vinegar
Once fragrant and rich in color, strain all ingredients through a sieve and discard, reserving just the broth.
At this point, you can skim the fat using a fat separator or you can refrigerate the broth and remove the top layer of fat the next day.