One of the things I like about this eating plan is that I can have a lot of my favorite foods. Almost all protein sources are included in each phase. Phase 1 lets me enjoy as much fruit as I can handle and grains along with my protein and veggies for dinner. Phase 2 lets me eat beef.....I love beef....grilled steaks with a big salad makes my heart sing. And Phase 3....well, phase 3 lets me eat almost anything except processed foods.
One of the things I don't like about this eating plan is that while I can have all the foods I love....I can't necessarily have them together. No sweet potato with that steak in phase 2. No grains with my lunch on phase 3. Sandwiches are a thing of the past evidently, although I did make an open face beef sandwich for lunch one day using leftover Sirloin Tip Roast and smothered in True Made Foods ketchup. It was delicious!
So mostly I don't struggle with what to eat but I struggle with when to eat it. For lunch today I decided to make a Phase 3 friendly egg salad. But I wanted to have a grain with my Pork Chop Suey tonight (allowed but with coconut aminos instead of soy sauce) so that meant no bread for my egg salad. I decided to have it on mixed greens instead and it was delicious.....I can honestly say that I didn't miss the bread at all. The recipe I am sharing is for those on Phase 3 with more than 20 lbs to lose. If you have less than 20 lbs to lose you would use only 1 egg.
Phase 3 Egg Salad
1 1/2 hard boiled eggs, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 T. sweet onion, diced
2 garlic dill spears, diced
3 T. safflower oil mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Combine the eggs, celery, onion, pickle and mayonnaise. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve on a bed of mixed greens. Print Recipe