Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 6 & 7: In a nutshell.

Yesterday, I might have passed out on my couch, 
and I might have forgot to write the blog for Day 6...... C'est la vie.  
Therefore, I have decided to overwhelm you with some new recipes to try for days 6 & 7.  If something fast is needed, just put together a stir fry or a salad, but these new recipes will help shake things up a bit.  Most of these are online, which makes the organization, oh, so much easier! :)

Raw Vegetable Salad

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Mashed Faux-tatoes

Asaragus with Lime and Mint
>I am not a big fan of mint, but I thought I would post this recipe for those who might be tempted by this following recipe!  Give it a try.

Asparagus Artichoke Salad Recipe
>Try marinating the artichoke hearts yourself -- the more you do from scratch, the more you can monitor what you're consuming [].  If not, just be SURE to check the INGREDIENTS on the jar. Am I repeating myself?

Moreover, I thought I would post this picture as summer is hitting, and maybe so is the sweat. When you go more natural with your food (not greasy or processed), your body allows for repairs to be made naturally within your body, including a clearer complexion.  Oh, the numerous advantages of eating healthy!

Man, today I am really craving crunchy.......
Say What?  I am a nut. You are a nut.  Today's about nuts.   
Let people call you a rabbit for eating so many veggies!  Let people call you a squirrel for eating so many nuts!  Walnuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, pistachios, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds. Hide them in salads; eat them raw; make your own trail mix; put them in soups and stir frys.  Nuts & seeds have countless health benefits: anti-inflammatory, high protein source, lowers bad cholesterol & blood pressure, antioxidants, lowers risk of heart disease, fights depression and the list continues.   For me, they really help hold my appetite between meals.  I am not able to have these during the eight days, but whenever my program ends, I cannot wait to dive into being a squirrel again!  When buying nuts, get the raw, unsalted variety (most natural form).  Here's an article with more information on the pros of being nutty: 

We only have one more day left on the program!! Yay!! 

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