Get back into healthy foods! omg, this weekend was torture. My stomach was feeling overwhelmed and I kept having sugar highs and lows like a roller coaster.
Yesterday, there were appetizers upon appetizers. Shrimp cocktail, artichoke dip and sourdough bread, spinach frittata bites, fresh carrot with layered tomato sauce-hummus dip (new one for me), pita chips with triple layer dip, yikes! Thankfully, I had snacked up before arrival on green grapes, blueberries and a lot of green tea! I still had a few shrimp, a helping of each bite, but I grazed carefully and slowly.
But more came!!
Pesto chicken enchiladas and eggplant lasagna. Strips of eggplant were the “noodles”. This recipe is from Farmer John’s Cookbook.
After all the bridal shower fun and games, the grand-pappy of decadence was brought out: a gorgeous, sinful carrot cake from Butter Cream Bakery in Napa, CA.
I mean,it was like heaven and hell wrapped in every bite. The moist cake was to die for and the creamy, fluffy frosting was like cloudy sugar-love. *sigh!
I had to take breaks from eating as I could literally feel high from the sugar spiking in my body. I was smiling more, talking faster, and feeling like dancing. All the girls eating cake looked like they were experiencing something similar 😉
So, after that, I had some fresh brewed decaf Peets and drove home with a to-go cup, trying not to fall asleep. It took 2 hours. I couldn’t eat when I got home. 😉
So, this morning, we ate a yummy cauliflower, veggie hash and poached two eggs to serve on top. A bit less heavy than a typical corned beef hash and potatoes!
So, now, I’m digesting before cycling. We are going to try for 40 miles today. There’s a place to eat 3/4 of the ride, so I should have MORE than enough carbs from this weekend to last me 2 hours! 😉