On top of all of the meal prep-work, another time-consuming thing about the CSD cleanse was that there was a lot of chewing; meals tended not to be things I could consume in front of the computer. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, sometimes I don't want each and every meal to be a ceremony. So, with that said, yesterday I harkened back to my regular, daily, efficient, eating routine to see how it would go.
For breakfast: pumpkin flax granola cereal with (vanilla) soy milk. As soon as I poured everything into the bowl I thought, "beige". But, it was good, simple, and I only needed a little to fill me up.
For lunch: peanuts and raisins. More simplicity and efficiency, not to mention the original sweet and salty combination of my youth. Do peanuts count as beige food?
For dinner: leftovers! So easy to simply reheat: Angel hair with homemade marinara and cheesy garlic bread. Outstanding! But also lots of beige carbs. A simple swap could include a recreation of John's avocado bruschetta in place of the cheesy goodness and/or zucchini spaghetti, but let's face it: nothing beats an Italian feast. It's just good to remember it's not meant for every day.
The overall theme? Beige, beige, BEIGE! A month ago I wouldn't have thought twice about this day's menu, but now- where are my veggies? Raw cauliflower, asparagus, radish- anything would have been appreciated and I'm sure would have assuaged how desperately thirsty I was all day. Perhaps the old routine requires a bit of tweaking.