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Heat the oil in a large dutch oven. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate for later. Add the chopped celery, onions, thyme and garlic to the drippings in the dutch oven and cook until the vegetables are soft.
This will take about 5 to 7 minutes. Add 4 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken stock in with the vegetables. Shred the chicken with a fork discard the bones and add it back to the dutch oven. Add the bay leaves too. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook about another 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the egg yolks with the baking powder and Xantham powder. Mix it until the ingredients become smooth.
Mix it with a spoon until it becomes too thick to mix. Dump the dough onto a nonstick surface. I use a silicone mat. Use your hands to knead the dough until it becomes nice and smooth as seen in the photos below. If you make this dough too thin, it would resemble dumplings when you add it to the hot soup. Use a pizza cutter to gentle cut strips of dough for your dumplings. This dough is really easy to cut. I happen to be a big fan of zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli and squash so this isn't a problem for me but, it is something to keep in mind.
Breakfast was the maple oatmeal which was a little sweet and supposed to be cooked with fat free milk. I didn't have that so, it was cooked with water. It might be less sweet with milk? For lunch, I had the tuna salad over chopped romaine with cucumbers. It was really tasty and I loved the water chestnuts in the package.
I was really hungry by 3PM, but I remembered to make the Turboshake and was ok. Dinner was the meat ravioli with zucchini. I really was not a fan, but I didn't feel hungry after so that was good. Breakfast was the biscotti bites, which I felt like were nice as a snack but maybe would not be satisfying for everyone. They were sweet and crunchy, but I could tell they had packed some protein powder in them. I was really under calories yesterday, so I had a soft boiled egg a little after.
Lunch was the loaded mashed potatoes, that I mixed in a cup of steamed broccoli. I used to eat instant mashed potatoes as a very poor college student during cram sessions; these are worse.
My favorite part was the broccoli. The whole thing had a very odd powdered cheese taste and the 'bacon bits' were super hard. I'm glad I got that one out of the way. Dinner was the Hearty Beef Stew. It took a little longer than the 90 seconds-ish to heat up but ended up not being too bad for canned soup. Breakfast was the Cinnamon Raisin Baked Bar.
Very strong protein bar taste. Not too sweet though. Lunch was broccoli cheese rice. Honestly, I was looking forward to this and I think I just can't get over the powdered cheese that keeps popping up. I ended up mixing in my broccoli and squash to help the taste.
I was super hungry at that point so it did not feel like enough. Dinner was the pasta fagioli, which I honestly thought was really good! I added a dash of garlic powder, but really enjoyed it overall.
I had the rest of my steamed broccoli and squash from lunch with it. Breakfast is the Apple Strudel Bar-this is the best bar so far. I wish I had another one. Its sweet but exactly what I was craving this morning!
Lunch was my favorite so far too- white cheddar mac and cheese. Wish I was looking forward to another of these tomorrow instead of the chocolate fudge bar. I also figured out that I like the Turboshake much better when I have blended it with the ice and water instead of just shaking it.
It turned out light and fluffy! I had the meatballs 4 with marinara over some zoodles and chopped red pepper. Side of broccoli slaw topped with salsa. It could have used more sauce and the meatballs were very soft. Day 5 Final Day: Peanut butter granola bar for breakfast was TINY and very sweet.
Do I sound upset? A bar and a salad is not my favorite lunch ever. Dinner was the chicken pasta parmesan which was surprisingly good! Big squares of chicken and the sauce tasted like real cheese. Anyway, this was my very long and in depth review. I hope it was helpful and gives you an idea of what the food is like. I would do it again but will probably give myself a break at this point.
I didn't have a lot of social commitments during the week, but this would be hard to sustain had I been more active or coming and going through the week. I liked the portion control and didn't often feel hungry when I went to bed, but I just got tired of breakfast bars and processed cheese. It was great to have veggies as sides at least. I also don't have a scale so, I have no idea if I lost any weight. It was just 5 days so, how much could it really be? I feel a little less puffy? Anyway, it was convenient and not very expensive.
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