Believe it or not it all started with her
3 years ago my first parrot. She helped me rethink my diet and the way I am living and since then not only did I slowly change my diet but also cleaning products and cosmetic products I use.
Yet funny thing is I didnt change drastically until this previous week. Like many of you I was stopped by these MYTH of healthy eating. Thanks to a friend’s influence though I finally made it.
So this was the menu for November 6- 13
anything in color is not the best choice for food. anything in red is try to avoid.
was going to get salad but end up going to subway instead (trust me subway is not as healthy as u think – heres why). horrible food must admits but it was 2 fir one deal. $10
Dinner – Homemade indian food with chickpeas, chicken, yogurt , rice – $8 with tons of left over, shrimp ring
Snacks ~ Chocolate fondue with fruits, store bought cookies,
November 7 –
breakfast – cucumber , celery , ginger lemon , kombucha smoothie ($1 a cup home made)
lunch – nachoes with frozen pulk pork , cheese, veggies , sour cream and guocamole ($10 all together), kombucha ($3.99)
snack- appricot yogurt,(4 for $5) coconut chips ($3.99)
dinner- kale salad with tempeh($4.99 store bought)
November 8 –
breakfast ~ apricot yogurt
lunch ~ Left over chick peas and yogurt, naan bread ($2.50)
snacks ~ apricot yogurt, left over coconut chips
dinner ~ left over chick peas and yogurt and naan bred
Brunch ~ matcha carob chocolate smoothie ($2 home made)
Dinner ~ Quinoa vegetable burger ($5~$10 ) with Green smoothie ($1)
Snack ~ Chocolate pudding home made ,(10 cents) apricot yogurt, coconut chips, chocolate , cracker with mozzerella cheese and onion jam, celeries
Brunch ~ Tempeh salad home made ($2), left over burger, green smoothie($1)
Dinner ~ Portebella mushtroom with cheese and salad, Portebella mushroom with cheese burger ($5), Matcha smoothie ($1),
Snacks ~ M&M small pack
After thought after 5 days of healthy eating
- Less cravings ~ up to last week I can still eat a whole big pack of chocolate or chips or if I see snacks I would have to eat it (I work at a convenience store and I see them all the time), yet this week I only have craving for chocolate(hey I am a woman after all)
- More energy ~ I am usually dead after dinner. Now I actually have more energy after dinner
- Happier, more positive = more motivation ~ I feel better not wasting so much money on buying food instead of cooking. Also realize it really doesnt take that much time to cook a very good tasting meal. (average 15 – 30minute so far)
- Save $$$ ~ You think with all the expensive food I spend more. Usually I would spend about $10-15 on a meal, twice or 3 times a day, so lets say $30 a day x 5 = $150 a week for two people, + snacks. This week so far we have spend about $60~$70 on groceries. Mainly really trying to use up what we have in our fridge and pantry already.
About $50 spent for two people for all the food and snacks and drinks.
So good start so far ! Lets hope I can keep it up! Especially when I am starting a cold/flu/whatever it is.