Whew - I'm back on track! What happened over the weekend was a learning experience....a hiccup, in the grand scheme of things. I ate great yesterday and have a menu in place for the rest of the week. It was 100 degrees yesterday so I'm trying not to turn the oven on. Tonight we're grilling tilapia, tomorrow grilling burgers, and Thursday tuna salad or hummus.
And here's what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast: My morning shake
Lunch: 2 Eggs, 1 english muffin with Nature's Hollow jam
Snack: Chocolate coconut oil fudge (see note below)
Dinner: 2 Pork carnitas tacos (smoked pork, corn tortillas, cheese, onion, cilantro, chipotle cream sauce)
How I make my Chocolate Coconut Fudge:
Making the chocolate coconut oil fudge is a snap! Just melt equal parts of dark chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave (I used 1 cup of chips and 1 cup coconut oil). I poured mine into a buttered glass dish (6 x 10inch) and then placed it in the fridge to cool. Once hardened, cut it into the size pieces that you want (I cut mine into 24 pieces but next time may cut them even smaller since they are rich). The sugar value will vary depending on the type of chocolate that you use and what size you cut your pieces into. I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips (because that's all I had when I wanted to make them) and my sugar/carb values per piece was 2.5/3. I think I'll try a lower sugar chocolate next time.
I added walnuts as well because I like the texture that it adds. I like to put a "small" squirt of Redi-Whip on top. You can also spread a "tiny" amount of peanut butter on top and it tastes like a peanut butter cup. 1-2 pieces of this fudge is plenty - it's rich - a treat that I enjoy but not one that I'd binge on which makes it a safe treat that takes care of my sweet tooth. It will begin to melt as soon as it touches your hands so store it in the fridge and have a napkin nearby. It really is this easy - the only time consuming part is figuring out the sugars/carbs per piece. I found this recipe a while back when I was researching the positive effects that coconut oil has on the brain. Love coconut oil and since I don't count calories, I never mind using it in my recipes and my morning shake.
Rememer the fire that I mentioned last week? It's still burning!!! I think it's burned 50,000 acres and is only 50% contained. It's now the most destructive fire Colorado has ever had. Over 200 structures burned last I heard. Here are a few photos that we took on Sunday:
Our forecast for the next 6 days is 96, 81, 88, 99, 100, and 97 with gusty winds and no rain! Not great for the firefighting efforts. It's unusual to be so hot in June (and actually we've been having warm/hot weather since mid-April). We don't normally expect to see these high temps. until July. Send rain and keep the fireman and the people whose homes are threatened (and those that have already lost their homes) in your thoughts and prayers!!
Have a great BFC day!! See ya tomorrow! :)