Part I: I couldn’t help but share this yummy recipe from the new Whole30 cookbook. If you like sweet potatoes you are in for a treat! This took about 20 minutes to prepare but so worth the wait. Simple ingredients, simple preparation, ah-mazing taste!
What you need: 4 tsp. olive oil, 1 medium sweet potato, diced, 1/2 cup diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 diced red bell pepper, natural sausage (0 sugar), 1-2 eggs, salt, pepper, thyme and smoked paprika.
What you do: Add diced sweet potatoes, onions, salt & pepper to 2 tsp. olive oil. stir to coat and cook covered over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes (until potatoes soften). Add bell pepper, garlic, sausage, paprika and thyme to the mix and cook until sausage is cooked through and slightly browned. In the meantime, cook 1-2 eggs over easy. When all is done, plate. A flavor explosion in the mouth!
Part II: NSV! NSV stands for non-scale victory and I had my first last night. After meeting Frank and Mad Greens for dinner (they need to get their act together. There were 2 people working for the dinner rush, they were out of avocado and screwed up 2 of our 3 orders!), I picked up some chick-fil-a for Kenzie. She was one of the screwed up orders…anyway – I got her usual, chicken nuggets, fries, coke. I got the bag and the fries began to waft. And I thought, do I really really want one? And you know what? I didn’t. I literally didn’t. Wasn’t in the mood. Not because I’m early in my 30 days, but because it’s a choice. And I didn’t want to eat one. I folded down the bag so everything would stay warm, had a sip of my sparkling water and drove home singing to the radio. I felt empowered, which by the way is the word I picked for that meme that’s going around. Empowered and proud. That’s food freedom — not being forced to not eat a fry because I “can’t”, but choosing not to eat the fry because I don’t want to. Powerful stuff.