We're halfway there! I'm lumping these two days together, because we had the same things both days (and you really don't need to see all that many photos of what a salad looks like).
Breakfast: The usual, with yogurt, blueberries & oats. I was very happy to get my breakfast routine back. I'm not hungry at the usual breakfast time, but I always need to eat something around 10ish, and this breakfast hits the spot.
Lunch: Once again, this was salad. But not just any salad! My inspiration came from here, but then I changed it a bit. First off, I left out the berries (Shanti believes fruit and vegetables shouldn't co-exist...). Secondly, I upped the avocado amount, decreased the lemon juice, and added in sunflower seeds. Voilà! I present my version of the kale/cabbage/avocado salad (I leave in the Granny Smith apples; apparently they're tart enough not to be offensive):
Snacks: We've seriously been missing snacks, and I've been having "Second Lunch" to make up for that. I'm grocery shopping today with an eye for Challenge-friendly snax. Also, Shanti had to give up his beloved Mountain Dew for this Challenge. To compensate, I bought him a bottle of Santa Cruz's Mango Orange juice. He waters it down 50/50, and a bottle lasts him nearly a work-week.
Dinner: Above is pictured one of my favorite meals -- sliced root vegetable bake. It is incredibly flavorful and easy. The inspiration comes from Nigel Slater's Tender. His recipe is just celeriac and parsnip and is meant as a side dish. Mine had to be hearty enough for dinner, so this one includes onion, carrot, celeriac, parsnip, and beet greens (from the garden). You melt 2 TBSP of butter and pour it into a casserole dish. On top of that, layer thinly sliced vegetables, sprinkling salt onto each layer. When all the veggies are in the casserole, pour 1/4 cup vegetable stock over them. Put the cover on and bake at 375 for 1 hour 10 minutes. Then take the cover off and bake at 425 for another 15 minutes. We topped ours with some shredded gouda, but the bake was so tasty, I didn't bother for my second helping.
Dessert: This is the other area we're lacking, and I'm making something for Day 6 to remedy that.
In the meantime, we've finished half the challenge and are looking forward to the second half!