Our juice fast is officially over! Yay! The fast was great and I think I can speak for both my husband and I that we are so glad we did the fast, and also so glad it is finished. I feel so much better - so much energy and so light! Of course I lost some weight (10 lbs.), but like I said beforehand, that is not the main reason I did the fast. Of course immediately after I broke the fast I gained several pounds back, which I again lost and stayed away (thank goodness). I wanted to come out of the fast with a greater appreciation for health supportive foods and not give in as much to the "bad" foods. I also want to continue working out with my hubby and just overall become healthier. So far, hubbs and I have been eating very healthfully (although he did admit he had some ice cream - brat!).
I've decided to get back into making a tentative schedule of our meals for the week and post them on our white board on the fridge, so that I can be more organized with our shopping and making sure that we get in enough greens and other vegetables. We also have one of what I am sure is the biggest organic pantries ever. Since I used to work in a coop and the Hubby currently does, we are blessed to be the recipients of the "shrink" coming from the bulk departments. In the case of a coop, the shrink is simply the bags of items customers take and label, then decide against purchasing. You cannot put the bags of brown rice, beans, nuts, seeds, etc. back in the bins after a customer has handled them, but it's not a good idea to just throw it away. So the employees split up whatever is left over and get to take it home. Now I have to find tasty uses for all of the ingredients, which is a fun and challenging undertaking.
This is what I have tentatively decided to make for the week:
Monday: Vegetable Tofu Stir Fry over Brown Rice
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday with all the veggie trimmings
Wednesday: Lentil and Quinoa Spiced Loaf with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Salad
Thursday: Vegetable and Mock Seafood Enchiladas with an Almond Bechamel, Green Beans frozen from our garden
Friday: Southwest Quinoa and Black Bean Bake, Garlic Broccoli
Saturday: Steamed Veggies over Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta with a Spicy Peanut Sauce
Sunday not sure - hubbs and I are off together, so we'll see what is easy and quick!
|The first meal we broke our fast with:|
Organic Mixed Greens with tons of fresh veggies
|Second post-fast meal: Organic Red & White Quinoa, Chickpeas|
& Raw Zucchini Slices mixed with Fresh Pico de Gallo