Yesterday, I have completed ETL ( Eat to live ) 6 weeks plant based-whole foods vegetarian program. Prior to this plan I was on my plateau for more then 5 weeks. Spark Friend who is flowing my blogs may remember this problem. I needed to do something different and it may required all my might and pushing out of my comfort zone. Yep,, you know, I finally summon my courage and decided to start this ETL program. I knew about this program and effect of it for a while. I have read the book and learned about the benefits of over all health, and great possibility of losing weight. But When I first learned about this, I was very reluctant about whole thing and I didn't think I can do it. I wasn't very fun of vegetables since I was a kid and fruits for dessert doesn't seems appeal to me. But now, I am so glad I did it. It worked and I was able to eat lots of veggies and fruits and kept going until today and will be on beyond today. It was only 2 slip up incidents in the total 6 weeks of this program with bit of birthday cake and pizza. But with this plan, my plateau got broken and my total weight loss on this program is about 8 lbs. I could have done better if there were no slip up and also I pay more attention and focused. But..Not bad for the 6 weeks program with my body frame.
I now looking forwards to eat my variety of salads and fruits. Will follow the guide line of ETL and was looking for some ways of preserving and keeping my greens longer. On last Wednesday, I found thread in my ETL team about "storage of leafy greens" originated by CHRISTASP and many other SP member participated on the thread and there, I found a great idea sharing, posted by MIMO11. She has shared a YouTube video about a woman who come up idea of making her "salad in a jar". By the end of video she had completely convinced me of the idea and wanted to do the same. So I had not even have time to reply the thread to thank the idea sharing. But I ordered my starter kit. ( Thank you team and Christina and Mimo who shared wonderful ideas.)
My order consists of:
*Food Saver-Handheld Vacuum. ( Re-chargeable )
*A dozen of wide-mouth Mason Jar.(quarts size)
*Food Saver-wide mouth Jar sealer attachment.
(For extra I also ordered veggie slicer and grater set which is not in the picture for my convenience of making salads.)
I ordered on late Wednesday and received my stuff Friday, thanks to amazon prime for quick 2 day shipment. However, the Salad Spinner came broke. And I did not like the spinner of how they made and was smaller then what I thought would be. also thin and looks cheaper. I've decided to returning it ASAP. Mean while, I've went to Bed Bath and beyond for my Salad Spinner.( With 20% off) This time I got better one. OXO brand with stainless steel bowl. And I love it!! They looks good and very durable. After using this Spinner, I was so amazed how did I survived with out one until today! Lol)) (*^^*) makes so easy for salad preparation. Looks so nice I can even serve salads in it as salad bowl and strait to fridge.
I've made 4 Romain salad in a jar and one with kale. It worked !! sealed air tight.
According to the lady, will keep in fridge for 7- 9 days with out the edges turning brown. Yay!! No more waists and tossing my greens in a garbage.
With this salad in a jar, my fridge got so organized too. No more messy fridge.
Looks like my small fridge got make over and have more space.
I am very happy with my "salad in a jar" and organized of my fridge. *\(^o^)/*
I want to thank my Spark friends and teams for wonderful info and supports.
If you are interested in "salad in a jar" or ETL program and support team here is the info.
*Salad in a jar
** Have a happy and healthy week everyone !! (*^^*) Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read, or/and comment on my blog. Your support is very much appreciate it.