Sunday, February 24, 2013
Day 20 or our 100 Day Pledge to eat "real" foods
What we can eat:
1. Whole foods-foods found in nature.
2. Fruits and vegetables (first choice would be organic and local grown)
3. Dairy products- like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese. (no low, fat or non-fat, again organic)
4. 100% whole wheat and whole grains.
5. Seafood (wild caught)
6. Locally raised meats preferably in moderation
7. Beverages- water, meal, all natural juices, coffee, tea, beer, and wine.
8. Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn.
9.all natural sweeteners- Honey and 100% Maple syrup.
What we cannot eat:
1. No refined grains- white flour, white rice, must say whole wheat.
2. No refined sweeteners such as sugar, corn syrup, cane juice, splenda, stevia, agave nectar, etc.
3. Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label.
4. No deep fried foods
5. NO fast foods.
Mike and I decided that we would order 3 side salads to be split between us all and two orders of faijitas, one chicken one beef. We would have salsa for dressing or oil and vineagar
The girls did ok, but to tell you the truth this was the hardest thing that I think they have done so far. Usually if we go to Chili's they choose off of the kids menu. I did tell them before we went in that if they were still hungry when they got home they could have a snack. Also, I think when the birthday cake came they were feeling a little left out. I know that for the other events I prepared special things for them and I did not have time to do anything like that for this. Also, it would have been nice if I had brought some of the ak-mak crackers, because the tables had chips , guacamole and salsa. If I had brought the crackers they could have dipped them in the guacamole and not have felt left out. I know that I will not always know when there is going to be food at school, etc. so this really was a good chance to let them see that they would not go hungry if they did not have what everyone else was having and if they were still hungry we have food at home.
We are done with Day 20. We are trying to find someplace where the flour can be sold in bigger bags and cheaper. A bag of organic whole wheat white flour is over $6 and we are going through it at such a fast pace.
Posted by Vicki at 10:05 PM