Whole Foods Challenge, Week One


English: Vegan Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Pat...
Mmmmm...Yummy Veggie Burgers! Image via Wikipedia

Last week we were supposed to start our whole foods challenge. We got off to a rough start wehn my wife came down with a nasty head cold and her food needs and desires became very specific. The vegan options I had prepared were not what she had in mind and I ended up spending a lot of time running out to various restaurants and fast food chains picking up meat and dairy laden products for dinner. I am a weak man and succumbed to the meaty goodness a couple of times myself (especially once I got sick as well). So, our first week of meatlessness has not gone well.

With the new week upon us we are planning on doing much better. The little bit of meat on the menu is from the freezer. I may want to go vegan, but I’m not going to waste what I have already paid for. The hardest part in the planning of meals has been the expense of non-dairy substitutes as well as not knowing what makes for a good substitute on certain items. We are learning and will do better with it soon I’m sure.

Our Small Farm Co-Op thing will be starting up again next month so we will be blessed with lots of new vegetable options to help shape our meals. I’m excited about getting back into this. The winter break has been killing me.  I look forward to lots of good spring veggies coming soon!

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Whole Foods Challenge, Week One


English: Vegan Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Pat...
Mmmmm...Yummy Veggie Burgers! Image via Wikipedia

Last week we were supposed to start our whole foods challenge. We got off to a rough start wehn my wife came down with a nasty head cold and her food needs and desires became very specific. The vegan options I had prepared were not what she had in mind and I ended up spending a lot of time running out to various restaurants and fast food chains picking up meat and dairy laden products for dinner. I am a weak man and succumbed to the meaty goodness a couple of times myself (especially once I got sick as well). So, our first week of meatlessness has not gone well. Continue reading “Whole Foods Challenge, Week One”

Whole Foods Challenge, Week One


English: Vegan Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Lentil Pat...
Mmmmm...Yummy Veggie Burgers! Image via Wikipedia

Last week we were supposed to start our whole foods challenge. We got off to a rough start wehn my wife came down with a nasty head cold and her food needs and desires became very specific. The vegan options I had prepared were not what she had in mind and I ended up spending a lot of time running out to various restaurants and fast food chains picking up meat and dairy laden products for dinner. I am a weak man and succumbed to the meaty goodness a couple of times myself (especially once I got sick as well). So, our first week of meatlessness has not gone well. Continue reading “Whole Foods Challenge, Week One”

Whole Foods Countdown, 5 Days Remaining


 

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I look at the countdown and realize the end is almost upon me. It is a new start to a healthier lifestyle, but I am approaching it with some dread. No more meat…no fast food…scary stuff man. I have grown up in a processed food world and leaving it behind makes me nervous. My parents, especially my mom, always did a good job of making home cooked meals and much of it was whole food before whole foods was an idea. Of course we always ate lots of meat and the like, but it was not overly processed stuff. This will be a major change and our society does little to support the concept. Hell, even “health” food are crammed full of chemicals, sugars and fats. Have you looked at a diet anything’s information. Usually if it is low fat it is high in sugar and if it is low in sugar it is high in fat. I know this because, as a diabetic, I look for low sugar or sugar free items and I am constantly disappointed to find the amount of fat is through the roof. Fat and sugar taste good, which is why restaurants love to bombard us with it (yeah, that healthy grilled chicken breast you ordered…ingected with sugar water to make it taste better) and why even healthy looking/sounding alternatives do little to help us lose weight. I am as ready for this as I am afraid of it, but it will be better forme, my wife and my kids. This is a good thing.

Whole Foods Countdown, 5 Days Remaining


 

Falconne007 /Free Photos

I look at the countdown and realize the end is almost upon me. It is a new start to a healthier lifestyle, but I am approaching it with some dread. No more meat…no fast food…scary stuff man. I have grown up in a processed food world and leaving it behind makes me nervous. My parents, especially my mom, always did a good job of making home cooked meals and much of it was whole food before whole foods was an idea. Of course we always ate lots of meat and the like, but it was not overly processed stuff. This will be a major change and our society does little to support the concept. Hell, even “health” food are crammed full of chemicals, sugars and fats. Have you looked at a diet anything’s information. Usually if it is low fat it is high in sugar and if it is low in sugar it is high in fat. I know this because, as a diabetic, I look for low sugar or sugar free items and I am constantly disappointed to find the amount of fat is through the roof. Fat and sugar taste good, which is why restaurants love to bombard us with it (yeah, that healthy grilled chicken breast you ordered…ingected with sugar water to make it taste better) and why even healthy looking/sounding alternatives do little to help us lose weight. I am as ready for this as I am afraid of it, but it will be better forme, my wife and my kids. This is a good thing.

Whole Foods Countdown, 5 Days Remaining


 

Falconne007 /Free Photos

I look at the countdown and realize the end is almost upon me. It is a new start to a healthier lifestyle, but I am approaching it with some dread. No more meat…no fast food…scary stuff man. I have grown up in a processed food world and leaving it behind makes me nervous. My parents, especially my mom, always did a good job of making home cooked meals and much of it was whole food before whole foods was an idea. Of course we always ate lots of meat and the like, but it was not overly processed stuff. This will be a major change and our society does little to support the concept. Hell, even “health” food are crammed full of chemicals, sugars and fats. Have you looked at a diet anything’s information. Usually if it is low fat it is high in sugar and if it is low in sugar it is high in fat. I know this because, as a diabetic, I look for low sugar or sugar free items and I am constantly disappointed to find the amount of fat is through the roof. Fat and sugar taste good, which is why restaurants love to bombard us with it (yeah, that healthy grilled chicken breast you ordered…ingected with sugar water to make it taste better) and why even healthy looking/sounding alternatives do little to help us lose weight. I am as ready for this as I am afraid of it, but it will be better forme, my wife and my kids. This is a good thing.