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Eat Real Food, NOT Faux Food


Sunday, December 30, 2012

I was totally unaware that I was eating faux food. That "packaged processed" was what I thought was normal. Ah the marketing hype that I believed. They just want my money... not what is good for me. So buying real food may cost a bit more but not so much, because it is balanced out by not buying junk food and soda.

We all have recipes that we fall back on so I plan to expand my collection of new
go-to recipes.
Jan 1st begins PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.
www.pcrm.org/health/diet
s/kickstart/kickstart-prog
rams

I just noticed that it will repeat the 1st of every month. Woo Hoo! Repetition is a good thing for me. After decades of faux foods, it will take practice to instill the healthier way to eat.

In March, I believe my local Whole Foods Market will be doing the 28 day Engine 2 challenge. (There may be stuff online.) I know that a E2 food line came out, so there are is a variety of E2 fat free hummus and other ready made health options available. I've been making Rip's big bowl on my own. I imagine he probably put out his cereal. Through this program I learned that I can find and make tasty healthy fare. A couple of my fav's are
Mac and Not Cheese (used to make my own so switching was easy)
engine2diet.com/recipe/m
acaroni-not-cheese/

and E2 French Toast
engine2diet.com/recipe/f
rench-toast/

Did I like all the recipes... of course not, but I gave them a try (and vowed not to make them again)

Do I intend to be totally vegan permanently, probably not. But it is the way to learn new recipes and move toward a healthier eating.

This cheese lover thought that she could not go without dairy. Well I was so wrong. Making the commitment for the term of the program helped change my palate and made me realize I could live without dairy.

I'm looking forward to finding new GO TO recipes.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BIGLITTLEWOMAN 12/30/2012 10:00PM

    You do so well at these Vegan meals. I like meat and dairy but I could definitely benefit from some meatless meals. Like TG, I have a non conformist that I would have to cook up some meat to go with his meatless dish.

But... I can do that! I'll listen hard to what you have to say. If you pick a winner, I will give it a try. Also, I have a veggie burger recipe I have been wanting to try.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/30/2012 5:10PM

    I know I couldn't do vegan, but I'm definitely a "flexitarian". I have cut down DRASTICALLY on the amt. of dairy and meat in my diet. I cut out sugar (that was hard), eliminated as much salt as possible (MORE difficult than the salt!) and feel much better for it.

Good luck to you.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/30/2012 4:52PM

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Happy New Year 2013 ! emoticon emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 12/30/2012 1:56PM

    I have subscribed to the 21-day challenge as well, but I was told today by someone in my household (Who shall remain nameless) that I should plan to do it alone! I know I don't want to cook two meals for one person each. But even so I found several good recipes that I'll want to try.

So here's to REAL food and trying new things! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUNCHNIT 12/30/2012 11:04AM

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SUNSET09 12/30/2012 10:57AM

  emoticon We do get what we pay for and I'm a fish and fowl "meat eater"! I too, for a while had been purchasing the frozen meals and in the process of going back to cooking from scratch and making time for the things that are a priority to me. We make excuses for everything and then, wonder why we're not progressing. The only person we are fooling are ourselves. So, it's a new year and a new me! Good for you as it is an eye-opener for me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KKKAREN 12/30/2012 10:51AM

    I'm a cheese lover too, It doesn't seem easy to give it up. Good luck to you.

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