Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 3 of My Husband's 7 day Challenge

My husband and I had a date at Whole Foods Market today. Just being there gave my hubby a boost in the arm to carry on. The environments we surround ourselves with are very important to our success.
We ate our lunch from the salad bar. The advantage for me was I did not have to prepare it or clean up, so this was a real treat!
Today was a long day away from home. We left for church early and did not return until after 6 pm. Before leaving the house I made sure we were prepared so I packed cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, pineapple slices, 1/2 cantaloupe and green smoothies. I always try to take juice and raw foods with me when I leave home. This way I don't have to make unnecessary stops and this helps with temptations. Today we brought a lot of it back home, but that is okay, it is better to be prepared than hungry.

My husbands menu today~

Amazing Green Grass Smoothie~raw almond milk,big scoop of Green Grass~chocolate, banana, cacao, organic no sugar Peanut butter, mesquite

Green smoothie~water, spinach, 1/2 banana, strawberries

salad at Whole Foods~mixed greens, shredded carrots, red onions, cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms with balsamic vinegrette
very small amount of pasta salad and brown rice salad

At Home~
Marinated Mushroom (Zuchinni) Linguini w/ Cashew cheese and walnut parmesan
Cauliflower Salad (Boutenko's recipe from Eating without Heating)I added cherry tomatoes for color

Stalk of celery with Spicy Almond Cheese (from Eating w/o Heating)
cherry tomatoes

1/2 Cantaloupe

Green Lemonade

Walnut Parmesan~walnuts, nutritional yeast and gourmet pasta seasoning~threw the ingredients in the vita-mix (sorry no measurements)

My husband has always eaten a large quantity of foods prior to going high raw vegan, therefore he wants to eat frequently. He is doing a great job and making good choices as he meets the challenges of continuing on this path.
The pasta that he ate at Whole Foods was the only no-no, but it was an extremely small we are still counting this day as a success!

My food choices today~

Smoothie~raw almond milk, banana, mesquite, lacuma, maca, cacao

16 oz of Green Lemonade (time to make more...this is the last one!)

Amazing Green Grass Smoothie~ raw almond milk, Green Grass~chocolate, banana, mesquite, cacao, frozen cherries(no Peanut butter for me!)

Very large Salad~mixed greens, romaine, spinach, shredded carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cukes, Beet Salad, sunflower seeds, Kale Salad
Ginger Kombucha ~GT's is my favorite!!!

celery sticks
Green lemonade

Amazing Green Grass Smoothie

2 T. Artichoke/garlic salsa and a couple of blue corn chips

I made 1 gallon of Green Lemonade~celery,spinach, lemon and ginger~I love this stuff. By the end of today I felt dehydrated. I only had 16 oz this morning and I am used to drinking 1-2 quarts a day, sometimes I drink more.
I also made some carrot ginger juice for my husband. He prefers it over the green lemonade.

Thanks to those of you that have commented. This has encouraged my husband!!!.....and it is nice to know someone is out there. :)

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, environment plays a huge roll in our success or failure. We all need encouragement and need to surround ourselves with the kind of people who will provide that for us. That's one of the main reasons I love the blogging community. =)



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