Food Journal January 25th Day 3 of a Detox Diet

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Today I had my daily smoothie at 11:30. I was going to stop doing intermittent fasting but I was not hungry until 11:30 and I did not want to force myself to eat. I’d have to see some major evidence that eating when you’re not hungry is good for you before I would do it. I already have issues with food, why would I want to start another one. Half an hour after my smoothie my 13 year old boy made baked sweet potato fries, so I had some of those. He did a good job seasoning them with olive oil, salt and Italian seasoning. Next time I suggested he cook them at 450 degrees for 20+ minutes to get them a little more crisp but the way he did it was fine too.

I ate again at 7pm. I meant to eat earlier but it just did not happen. I spend time canning the tomatoes that we had run through the food mill and froze last summer when we were being over run with fresh food from the garden.  I’ve got another 5 gallon bucket to do still….

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For dinner my 12 year old boy and I cooked tilapia for those in the family who want animal protein and a salad with lots of greens, cucumbers, mushrooms, avocado slices and a few olives. We also heated up the rest of the Lentil Soup from yesterdays dinner. Yummy food. The avocados and olives are great sources of fats. I doubled up on veggies to make up for not eating the fish. Veggies have the right amount of protein our bodies need if we eat enough of them!

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When we were through eating, there were leftover mushrooms so I sauteed them with some onions, salt and olive oil. I don’t love mushrooms raw but I adore them when they are cooked. Mmmm. I didn’t take a picture of them before they were gone, ha ha!

So, all in all a pretty good eating day. I have been 3 days without any form of sugar other than what is in berries and apples. I am also staying away from the other 6 foods that most people are intolerant to. They are eggs, soy, gluten, dairy, corn and peanuts. I’m doing this for 21 days and then slowly I’ll add those things back in to see if I am intolerant to any of them. Day 3… done.

P.S. I have felt terrible for 2 days. I know it is detox symptoms so that is encouraging. Detox symptoms can range from fevers to cold symptoms to the flu. Mine is a headache, stuffiness and being tired. I drank a bunch of water today that will help flush out the stuff my body is trying to get rid of that is making me sick. So anyway, I did not exercise today because I don’t feel good.

 

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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

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Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

This salad has a lot of good flavors going for it. It is also light and yet filling because of the added nuts.

Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad

4 small green apples in small cubes

6 celery ribs, small cubes

2 cups walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup raisins or 1 cup halved grapes

6 Tablespoons Vegenaise or Almondaise or Mayonnaise

1/2 a lemon juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)

1/2 t. pepper

  • Stir the mayo, lemon and pepper together.
  • Stir fruit and nuts together.
  • Stir mayo mixture into fruit mixture until well mixed.
  • Serve over lettuce.

Enjoy!

Elisa

 

Example of a recipe from the Whole Foods Binder System

Example of a recipe from the Whole Foods Binder System

I wanted to show you what the recipes look like in the Whole Foods Binder System. I have continued to use the Binder and teach out of it since I developed it 2 years ago to keep track of my healthy recipes and stay organized.

In the Whole Foods Binder System each recipe has a tip at the top just for fun:) Each recipe also has a color dot in the upper right hand corner signifying if the recipe is starchy, neutral or protein based for optimal food combining. The binder has an information section that explains food combination and how the colors work.

The recipes in the binder cover Breakfasts(Smoothies and Juices), Lunches, Main Meals, Vegetable Side Dishes, Desserts, and others(almond milk, sprouting beans).

I am continuing to write and try out new recipes that I will make available to add to the Binder. I am excited to have this to offer because it helps me so much! and is a good resource when you are trying to learn more about nutrient dense foods.

Thought I’d share. 🙂

Happy Heathy,
Elisa

Pasta Salad

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This is a salad from my Whole Foods Binder System that we love:) We have a bunch of people in our house this weekend and this salad went together easily and is filling lots of bellies. We had 31 people spend the night last night! (Family’s from out of town)

We put pasta, bell peppers, red onion, olives, tomatoes, broccoli, and a blend of vinaigrette dressings in it for an awesome lunch. Sometimes we add sprouted beans, grated carrot, cubed zucchini, and raw corn. It’s a flexible salad so it’s nice to be able to add whatever you have in the fridge.

I’ve got to get back to the party!
Happy Healthy,
Elisa

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