So what am I eating these days? I told you what I am not eating. Here's a mini list of some of the foods I've been consuming:
- lots of water. Some herbal teas with honey. Juice that is NOT from concentrate. Apple juice that is 'pressed'.
- I love having an organic apple with almond butter as a snack.
- I have been eating Kettle brand regular chips. These are not super good for you, but they are made with safflower and sunflower oil which is in the 'average' category, and they contain no trans fat. So when I am needing something "junk" like, I eat some of these.
- Rice crackers. Not just any rice crackers. Watch out for the ingredients. Most products made with rice had just as many bad things added in. I can tell you the exact brand if you like, but I don't know it off the top of my head.
- Brown rice. Yesterday we had whole wheat pasta.
- Quinoa instead of rice or pasta. This is actually really good, a little bland, but the texture is nice. It went really good with chili the other day.
Okay, so these are some of the foods that have replaced our old foods. Here's a few meals.
Breakfast: I like having omelets (fried in coconut oil) with organic old cheese, sea salt and pepper. It's good to throw some red peppers in too. I usually have water. Sometimes I will have pressed apple juice.
Lunch: One day I had a salmon salad. Sometimes we have leftovers, or eggs with fresh fruit and veggies on the side. Today we had oatmeal. Not the best of meals, but not too bad. Instead of brown sugar I put in the real brown sugar cane stuff.
Supper: Yesterday we had jack fish with a butter/cream sauce over whole wheat pasta. For dessert we had whole wheat cream puffs with a chocolate sauce.
I will try to remember to tell you more about what we're eating, but now I need to go. The thing to remember is that just because you think something is health - doesn't mean it is. And the reverse is also true - just because you think something is unhealthy - doesn't mean it is. For example: It's not that we can't eat sweet things. It's that we can't eat things made with white sugar. So I use honey and dried sugar cane. Date sugar is also really good, but I haven't been able to get that yet.
Milk is not bad, it is what kind of milk you are drinking. For example: Skim or 1% or 2% is more unhealthy than 3.25%. This is due to the fact that your body has a harder time digesting the milk without the fat in it. (according to Jordan Rubin, I am no scientist, but it makes sense to me). Goats milk is a really good alternative to pasteurized milk.