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Still Going Minus Processed Foods

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My goal this week and hopefully this month is to go with very little processed ingredients. I find that many vegetarians and vegans switch from meat to mock meats and I fit that category. Now I'm not saying I will 100% go mock meat free but I would like to reduce the amounts of it that I can on a daily basis. Plus, it's nice to reduce the amount of other processed things that I normally would eat that may necessarily not be the best for my body. The hubby has been taking it in strides too - but he still has been having a lot of sugar which is processed. I would never deprive him of anything if he wants it, my lifestyle is not necessary his all the way. (That's not to say I won't sneak in healthier stuff though...)

So my meals as of late: (You can see details in all food I share on main page)
Breakfast: Traditional oats with chiaseeds, flaxseeds and inulin. I have added a little brown sugar into this mixture because I do suffer from low sugar counts in my blood.

Snacks: organic clementines, pineapple, strawberries and an occasional apple. And, lots and lots of tea! (yea, it's cold here still)

Lunch: Large Organic mixed baby greens with a hot stir-fry on top. Weird but yummy on cold days.

Dinner: A bit more wholesome than lunch but that's because my body is hungry by then after working out and also the hubby is home so he wants something heavier. These are made with fresh organic (when possible) ingredients and less processed ingredients.

Did I mention that I have taken away the coffee for a few weeks? I used to drink a mug or few every day but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't dependent on it. So I took the time off and guess what I didn't really miss it at all. I have had tea which does have some caffeine but even on the days I had only teavana herbal fruit teas, nothing. So, I'm happy that I'm all good on the no addiction to coffee thought and hoping that I will once again drink coffee in the morning but still have tea on others. After all, I love going to the coffeehouse and trying out new flavors while working and playing... (Plus our new Keurig comes today so...)

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    We are um ... flexitarians ... I guess. Minimal meat

    We also follow a fresh, whole, real food diet

    My favorite sites for recipes are: and

    Ive seriously tried almost everthing on 100 days (not all vegetarian) and .... everyting is super yummy!
    1955 days ago
    1956 days ago
    I drink two cups of white coffee in the morning then green tea and water for the rest of the day. I decline to mention my red wine with dinner, lol. Congratulations with the non-processed attitude, we eat mostly fresh too.
    1957 days ago
    Your lunch photo looks amazing! Great job in thinking of healthy meals to enjoy!
    1959 days ago
    Impressive work! It does look wonderful. I'm so glad you're finally settled enough to get back into eating the way you want! Great job!
    1959 days ago
    Everything looks so GOOD!

    1959 days ago
    Congratulations - your meals look delicious.
    1960 days ago
  • BREW99
    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I wanted to make sure you all know that sometimes things in my photos aren't always mine. :) My husband and I eat together a lot so when we do his stuff gets in my photos too. Hence, hot sauce in photo may not be mine and I never eat double plates of food. emoticon
    1960 days ago
    We are not vegetarian/vegan, but have been going without processed foods as much as possible for the past two years. It's obviously more work, but so worth it. We feel so much better, and are almost never sick. Kudos to you!! emoticon
    1960 days ago
  • PAUL2274
    I have several recipes for different "mock" meats that I use on a regular basis... from a vegan lentil,brown rice, tofu loaf to a and I will make a big batch of a bean, rice with vital wheat gluten that I form into "hamburgers" and bake then put some in the fridge and freeze some for later... but I love to experiment... makes me feel a little like Frankenstein... trying to make "meat"
    1960 days ago
    I love the flavor of coffee too much to give it up, but I drink mostly decaf.
    1960 days ago
    Yum yum YUM!!! Everything looks so delicious and healthy! What is the white stuff on your salads? Keep up the great work!!
    1960 days ago
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