Thursday, February 07, 2013


Going healthy.
I am playing around with my diet for the next couple of months. I am trying to get in the habit of eating cleaner meals. Meals in which I know exactly what ingredients are included in them. Experimenting with not eating red meat, with skipping on dairy products, not eating meat at all, no sugar, no caffeine, eating flat breads, eating raw. Everything. I am figuring out what works best for my body. Without the extra added chemicals and who knows whats. 

I am not putting a label on it though. I wouldn't define myself as a full time vegetarian. The moment I state that is the same moment that I start craving chicken. I am playing it by ear. If you wanted me to give you specifics about my diet I would have to say that I am 85% vegetarian, 10% vegan, 5% carnivore. But it changes constantly. I am on a mission to figure this out and luckily I have a husband who is so supportive. 

These are a few examples of the things I have been doing so far. 

-I have been making my own soups instead of buying canned.
-Drinking more water. 
-Preparing vegetables at the beginning of the week for easy salad making access.
-Not eating after seven o'clock pm.
-I am not consuming much wheat (feeling so good by the way)
-Juicing more. 
-Preparing week snacks such as boiled eggs and homemade granola. 
-Eating chickpeas, lentils and black beans instead of meat. 
-Skipping out on dairy every couple of days just to catch a break.
-More salads, more smoothies.
-Preparing easy meat meals for my husband to prepare for himself: freezer burritos, homemade pasta sauce. etc.
-Reading vegan cookbooks. Even though I may never go vegan permanently, it is amazing to read cookbooks just to see how they use different foods to replace others. I would recommend anyone to pick up a couple vegan cookbooks at the library to browse through. It is mind blowing how easy recipes can be. For example: I was baking cookies for my husband the other day, ran out of eggs but I didn't realize that until the majority of the ingredients were already mixed up. Luckily I had unsweetened apple sauce in the fridge. I would have never known that applesauce is used to replace eggs in a vegan diet. The husband had semi vegan cookies and he claimed they were delicious. 
-Less coffee, more tea ... I am trying. 

1. Homemade apple butter with unleavened heart shaped biscuits. 
2. Boiled eggs for easy protein.
3. Lemon and cucumber slices add freshness to water. 
4. Produce of all sorts brighten up my fridge. 

I am definitely excited to see where this goes. If any of you, dear readers, have any suggestions for me to try please comment. I would love to hear from you. 

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