The Challenge for the week is to eat whole foods for an entire meal, an entire day, or an entire week. I think I am going to try for a week to eat whole foods. I already try to shop the perimeter of the store so that I am only buying real food, not processed foods,. Now it is time to step up and challenge myself to eat a weeks worth of whole foods for every meal and every snack.
My post from yesterday is "What do I wish to accomplish?". I wrote about wanting to be healthier and more creative, and more active. This weeks challenge will help me get to accomplish that, hopefully! I am hopeful that eating a whole foods diet, since it is healthier, will give me more energy to be creative and more energetic. I have wanted to become a vegetarian for a long time,but never thought I could give up beef. I eat beef so infrequently now, I think I could become vegetarian, and maybe even close to vegan. I don't think that I could ever become a total vegan, but I could give up eating animal based products where animals are killed for the food they provide. I could probably give up almost all animal products, but I think it would be hard to give up everything. I guess though, I never thought that i could give up beef and I pretty much have and don't really miss it.
I am now researching recipes for soy free/gluten free vegan diets. I was shocked that there are many blogs about this. I am attempting to find out if my kids have a dairy sensitivity and my husband is allergic to soy and I want to give up gluten. Can our family rise to the challenge? I certainly will try and since I am the cook for the family it will be up to me to find recipes that are tasty and healthy!
Oh and on another note, I am still trying to be less reliant on materialistic and store bought items, unless they are truly healthy. I have started seeds and they are actually growing even though we have had some horrible weather since I started them. I need to start more and actually plant my lettuce outside. I am still attempting to only cloth diaper my children and other than this rash I am trying to clear, it is going well. I am using my own wipes made from old receiving blankets and pretty much just plain water for cleaning their sensitive little bums. I have made my own shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant and am pretty pleased with how it is all working out. I still need to work on using my car less. Hopefully with the better weather coming, I can get out and walk with the kids more instead of having to drive every where.
Wish me luck,