These posts will chronicle our (my husband and I) journey to eat nothing but what is listed on the World’s Healthiest Foods list, for one month.
Breakfast: Cheerios with rice milk or 1% milk. OJ and green tea for Mitch
Morning Snack: Fruit Salad of Strawberries, Blueberries, Watermelon and Cantaloupe
Lunch: I had mini pitas. One was moldy so I possibly also ate mold.
Afternoon Snacks: Granola Bar, GORP
We made the Black Bean Burgers sans buns and mayo. Everything else in the recipe stayed the same. These were REALLY good. They held together really well and chilling them makes them even firmer as we realized with left overs for lunch the next day. I would recommend making these ahead of time, though they were really good the day of too. The potato wedges were left in the oven a LITTLE bit too long for my taste so keep an eye on them. We put them in the oven while we chilled the patties and went off to clean the guest room and oops slightly over done potatoes. Mitch didn’t seem to mind though.
Breakfast: Cheerios with rice milk and a matcha latte for me. Hard boiled egg for Mitch.
Lunch: Left over Black Bean Patties
Dinner:Shrimp and Vegetable stir fry over brown rice
My parents were staying with us for the evening and I made a stir fry using shrimp, broccoli, garlic, onion, mushrooms, ginger and soy sauce. We served this over brown rice. Everyone seemed to like it, though maybe they were just being nice.
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, wheat toast (plain for me with almond butter for Mitch), strawberries and watermelon
Lunch: Hummus and Veggie Wraps
Afternoon Snacks: Granola Bar
Dessert: Mixed Berry Smoothie made with rice milk and honey
Since my parents stayed over we made a big breakfast. Scrambled Eggs made with greek yogurt and olive oil served with toast and fruit. We ate out on the deck on our new (to us) deck furniture. It was fabulous. For lunch we served up hummus wraps. There was a ton of house work being done so hopefully we kept everyone well fed and energized!
That night we made the turkey and it did not go well at all. We kept the recipe the same, but we had bought a whole turkey breast instead of individual filets. We didn’t think it would be an issue, we’d just cut it into smaller pieces and cook it longer than the directions said. Well parts of the turkey just didn’t cook all the way and I got so skeeved out after my first couple bites that I wouldn’t eat it. Ugh. We really need a meat thermometer that works.
This last week of the challenge seems a bit easier. Maybe because the end is in sight, maybe because I’m finally used to it. I definitely lost some weight because my pants are not really fitting anymore (which reminds me, I need to buy a belt). Mitch seems to have lost a good 6 pounds as of the last time he checked. I don’t think i really feel different though. I must say my energy is better, but I’m still dead tired in the morning and at night because we’ve just been so damn busy. My stomach has still been giving me trouble even with the healthiest of diets so I’m pretty disappointed with that result as well.
Just a few more days left of this thing.