Ok, autumn is upon us and a group of Wichita folks on facebook have decided to support one another in getting fit, losing weight, whatever our health goals are. I’m planning another go at the raw food diet Alyssa and I started during Lent. I already know that with lunches out and timelines, going totally raw is not likely, but I’ll do my best. My backup is vegetarian. I’m also trying to avoid cow’s milk products and wheat products. So, here’s my progress so far.
Here’s my progress so far.
Day #1: Excellent! I grazed throughout the day (a key idea in the reading I’m doing) on carrots, raw cashews, a banana and a LOT of water.
Day #2: Total fail! Ok, not a total fail. I had a banana in the a.m., then lunch at Mike’s Wine Dive in Wichita (If you haven’t been, you must. Everything I’ve tried is delicious). I had the salmon patty sandwich and a salad without dressing plus iced tea. Then for dinner at Piccadilly, a bierock and fatoush salad with a glass of red wine. My real downfall was the devil dog (chocolate heaven) in my fridge as a last hurrah before I began this adventure. I didn’t get around to eating it in advance and it just wouldn’t stop calling to me. Sooo, I ate it.
Day #3: A good day! I started with a banana and some peppermint water this morning, then a small cucumber salad with a touch of Italian dressing and parmesan cheese. Then I made a delicious butternut squash soup. I’m including the recipe below. It was heavenly. 1 serving of goraw Spicy Flax Snax I ate 1/2 of it and have the rest for lunch tomorrow.
Ok, so here’s the recipe for the butternut squash soup (562 calories total IF you use all the soup. I didn’t). It makes at least 2 nice sized servings (281 calories).
1 medium sized butternut squash peeled and slided (150 calories)
1 medium avocado (165 calories)
2/3 cup rice dream vanilla milk (87 calories)
1 packet of onion soup mix & 3 cups of water (160 calories – but most of it is not used)
Bring soup to a boil, add squash pieces and boil until soft
In blender mix squash pieces, rice milk and avocado with 1/4 cup of soup broth and onion pieces from soup.
Blend until smooth.
Then I had a pear for a snack
I’m not doing South Beach Diet as some of my Wichitweep friends are, so I have no idea how this recipe might (or might not fit). I’m going for the mostly raw, vegetarian approach, no milk products, no wheat approach.
I plan to check in several times a week to mark my progress and even more often on the facebook site. All encouragement welcome! I’m looking forward to the support of my friends and supporting them as we take this healthy challenge together! Come join us!