Thursday, July 5, 2012

Brian is giving whole foods a try

My husband Brian loves tater tots and eggs in the morning. It has been years of him having his breakfast, and the rest of us having ours.

He eats lots of salads and for the most part eats healthy, but he wouldn't give up his tots.

Brian told me yesterday that he is ready to give my style of eating a try to see if it will help him have more energy.

I decided to fill him with as many greens and body cleansing foods as possible this week to give him a good 'taste' of how he could feel.
First thing, I juiced a bunch of greens from the garden and added cucumbers, apples and ginger. His comment:
  • This isn't very good. (That was totally just his opinion. I thought it was delicious!)
  • I didn't feel hungry like I thought I would. It lasted until lunch.
  • I didn't get the mucus feeling in my throat like I usually do after breakfast.
  • My belly didn't give me my usual morning trouble.
On to Lunch,
 I made a smoothie with frozen strawberries, bananas, lots of greens from the garden, and water.
  • This tastes good.
  • I'm not even hungry yet from breakfast.
  • Is it healthy to be so full?

This count of 1525 is how many times I have used this blender in the 2 years that I have owned it.
I used my other one for about 10 years before needing to buy this new one.

 The other day when we were traveling, we stopped at Subway for lunch. They had a new sandwich there that I was very excited about. It begins with lots of avocado, gets topped with tons of veggies, and ends with mustard on top. It was so delicious that I had been thinking of it ever since. When we needed to get groceries for the week, I made sure to get ingredients for the same sandwich every day. 
  • Pita bread
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • bell peppers
  • avocado
  • pickled banana peppers
  • Vegenaise
  • mustard
  • greens (not shown)

This was my sandwich. I had several more too. :)

This was my husbands. He added beef to his. I told him that the meat and bread together would make him tired. I was right. He was asleep in no time. Of course, being up until 4 in the morning building long bows couldn't have contributed....... :)

That is what we ate for the day. Later in the evening, Brian made himself another pita sandwich, but I was fine. This may not seem like much food, but we had was nutrient rich. It has been hot, so our appetites have been low and we have been eating whole foods for a long time so we are not having to get rid of many processed food addictions. My husband didn't have his eggs and tots in the morning, but otherwise he has been eating healthy for a long time. I say this just so if you are coming from the Standard American Diet, you won't see this food and get scared. It is one step at a time.


  1. Nice post interesting comments from Brian. It woks

  2. Go Brian!
    I wish I'd had what you did today - looks delicious (except the beef)!
    Now I know what to make for tomorrow, yum!