Phase 4-Into the Great Wide Open

It is a new journey and each day is a choice. I have been on phase 4 for about a week at this point and every day I plan out what I will eat and budget my caloric intake. I know that this is the rest of my life, but it is a lot of work. The dedication and focus is what is motivating me. Working out and planning yummy meals is a daily commitment. I’ve gotten to have avocado again. I love avocado and I am enjoying the process of no restrictions. Renee is totally right though; be careful with alcohol! I had my first glass of red wine over the weekend and boy did that effect me! Drink responsibly when in Phase 4.

Crack Slaw & Pita Wrap

Tonight’s dinner was a variation of the Crack Slaw recipe on page 6 of Janeva’s ideal cookbook. I substituted tofu instead of ground beef and instead of 3 1/2 cups of shredded cabbage I used a mixture of shredded green cabbage, broccoli and kale slaw and cauliflower rice. All from Trader Joe’s fresh produce section.

I also made the pita wrap (Page 22) using the tomato basil soup mix. I used a serving of the slaw and topped it with fresh heirloom tomatoes, chopped red onions and then I drizzled Walden Farms coleslaw dressing on top.

Awesome dinner!

PITA BREAD WRAP
Recipe by Jan Eickhoff

Ingredients:
1 IP soup mix or potato puree mix
1/4 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp Italian seasoning (or other fav seasoning)
1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 C. liquid egg whites (or 2 egg whites, whisked lightly)
1 tsp olive oil

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Add liquid ingredients and stir to blend.
2. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat, spray with cooking spray. Add batter and spread into a large pancake size with the back of a sprayed spoon.
3. Cook until browned, flip and cook the other side.

Servings: 1 IP unrestricted
TIP: You can change out the seasonings, to taste, depending on your preferences.