Sunday, January 8, 2012

1 Month Meatless - DONE and still going strong...

Wow has our family been changing our diet! For the past month our family has made all meatless meals with the exception of having a slice of ham on Christmas. It has been a great experience. Our goal was to eat a more plant-based diet. We are not trying to be 'vegetarians' although we have nothing against it- we will eat meat at times like once a month we are just attempting to eat whole foods, natural foods and stay away from processed foods or foods that have been contaminated with pesticides or antibiotics or other things our bodies just shouldn't have in them.

There are so many benefits we have seen just over a month-
My husband and I cook dinner every night from scratch- and we enjoy it, spending time together in the kitchen alongside each other.
Our children are trying new foods, new dishes and appreciating good clean food.
We feel better! We feel full and not bloated. We feel energized not slumpy. My husband has even lost weight.

As for our picky eater daughter, she has done well. Many things she still doesn't like and won't try but she is adapting well to eating more fruits and veggies and going meatless and finding substitutes.

Two meals from last week: Mushroom and Barley Soup with Leeks and Carrots and a side salad with herb bread. Then Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Spinach Lasagna with salad. Both were amazing! A labor of love for the Lasagna truly as I worked late and my husband slaved for over 3 hours, prepping, cooking and baking that sucker! :) Well worth it!

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