Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nurture Week II


Some of you have wondered how it was going. I can say simply amazing.  I am through the first week of the "gentle food detox" and have been able to slowly add things back in this week.


Foods to Avoid: Week 2
  • Added sugar
  • Processed foods and beverages
  • Alcohol 
  • Fruit juices (a splash is fine, but don't guzzle OJ -- the sugars add up.)


Read more at Wholeliving.com: Action Plan Detox Dos and Don'ts 


  I did have to cheat a bit this weekend and had a coffee before church on Sunday.  I am not a big coffee addict at all, but certain days it sure sounds wonderful.  I had a whole grain sandwich of Almond butter yesterday, and that was lovely. I find I am really liking almond butter verses peanut butter. I can add wheat, dairy, soy and corn back in this week. I honestly don't feel the need for it much.  I am very happy with all the lovely recipes loaded with whole grains, veggies, and fruit.


Above are some of the recipes I tried from last week.  I know I added radishes, and peas to the Quinoa Salad, just how I would normally make my couscous salad. The quinoa is pretty similar to couscous for those of you who may not have tried this before.   I am sure I added a splash of vinegar too.

The Gigante Lima beans was another favorite recipe from last week . The soup though was my top down favorite.  

I have also been making sure to add some physical activity to everyday. Whether some heavy housework, or a turn out in the garden, and on those days I am running errands, I do make myself get on the blasted elliptical trainer for a bit. 

Another great thing from all this focus on nurturing, besides some great weight loss, I am closet by closet, draw by draw, getting a major reorg done in my house.  When that is all completed, I want to tackle my garden shed.  Every since I saw Sharon Lovejoy's  " Little Sprig"    last spring I have had a passion to fix my shed up with a bigger dose of charm and functional organisation.  Click on Little Sprig to go check it out.

This Thai Beef salad is one of the second week recipes I am looking forward too...yummm

6 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so hoping that if I just keep coming back and reading how well you are doing, I will be able to start, too. I just cannot seem to get the right mind set. These recipes look wonderful and you are making it sound almost fun!

I'm cheering from the sidelines.

Sara said...

Wow, you are making some great changes! The food looks truly delicious and I'm sure you feel better for it too. I know I do (doing my own version of "food detox" after the excesses of the holiday season).

podso said...

You are doing a wonderful job here and the photos show how beautiful the food is. How can anyone have the winter blues when there can be so much reorganizing, cleaning out and refocusing to do? !

Knitting Mania said...

Looks so delish!!! Good job sis, keep it up! :)

Gwendolyn said...

It all sounds delicious and very nutritious! Great determination too! Blessings!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Nutritious...delicious...by the looks of things. Enjoy...and all the best.

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