green beans- snacking on these delicious beans raw
red chard- using for smoothies. Ripe bananas and a quarter of a lemon rind takes the bitterness out. Unfortunately I'll be done with this tomorrow. I haven't cooked greens in awhile because I need them all in my smoothies.
red leaf lettuce- this has been washed and stored in a seal container for salad. I put a few leaves into the smoothie.
yukon gold potato- steamed mashed "potatas" --my kids don't like when I say it like that
white mushroom-traded with Lauren for her Bananas
leek -not sure yet
roma tomato- lentil soup
alfalfa sprouts- for salads so far
carrots- juiced a few with apples and beets, the left over fiber went into the soup
granny smith apple - put some in smoothies, snacking
navel orange- kids love them, I squeezed some of the juice into my smoothie
banana- snacks, made banana bread
bicolor corn - boiled and savoured
green pepper- traded in for more corn
golden pineapple- I have a pineapple slicer and it is peeled and being chilled in the 'fridge for snacks or smoothies.
blueberry- served as an appetizer to my kids
tangelo- the kids will eat these up
It seems we go through this stuff so fast. I'll need to get more produce soon. I still have grape fruit and lemons, but it does go faster than you would think. I'm saving all my lemon rinds to add to the smoothies with bitter greens.
All my boys have lost weight even David. He was about 45 pounds and now he is 40. He wasn't fat to start with, he does look skinny now. I am so glad to have reduced the junk in their diet. The boys still get plenty of it. It is all around us and John isn't really on board with my meals, so he always has something for them I disapprove of.
As time goes on it gets easier and easier to pass on junk, processed food, and things that don't agree with me. Often if its not good for my health, it doesn't seem appealing. Overall I feel great. I find myself carefully monitoring how much produce I have in the house a planning ahead for where I want to go to restock.
Sunday, January 11, 2009