I loved every bite of food I’ve had today. Well, that’s usually the case since food that is fresh, organic, raw, and even some of it as cooked vegan… all plant-strong foods… are always yummy to me! Partly for the actual taste, but also partly because I’m so happy eating this way. (Read how raw vegan foods changed my life and why I love them so much here.)
So… without further ado… my Saturday eats for this “still” pregnant gal. :) My baby is just chillin’ out in my womb. It must be very comfy in there because I am getting zero indication that the time is coming. I thought baby might have been waiting for Father’s Day, but that is more unlikely with each passing hour (although there is still a chance). Or, perhaps Monkey is waiting for the full moon?
Or, perhaps Monkey wants me to be able to see Eclipse and is holding out until July 1 so that I can do that on June 30? I get chills just seeing that trailer… I can’t wait for the movie – it might just be the best one so far! Team Edward over here at Kristen’s Raw Blog, but I DO LOVE the werewolves!!!
3 cups organic green juice (cucumber and celery)
1/2 organic mini watermelon (waited for this to digest before having blueberries since watermelon should always be eaten alone for optimal digestion)
1 cup organic blueberries
2 cups organic fruity hemp protein smoothie
Thick slice of Manna Organics sprouted bread slathered with organic hummus
Dinner & Dessert
Vegan Chicken Ratatouille (see cooked recipe at bottom of this post)
Organic vegan dark chocolate bar
1/2 organic mini watermelon (same as before… waited for this to digest). Watermelon…. my favorite, is also known as the iron fruit! Read why here!
2 cups organic cherries
The day isn’t over yet… if I’m hungry still later tonight, I’ll probably have a Sun Warrior protein shake of just the powder mixed with water.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Here’s my organic food plan for today:
Herbal Iced Tea that I drank when taking my supplements and vitamins (prenatals, wheat grass tablets, vitamin k, vegan DHA) – my supplements vary every couple of days and this is what I took today.
Protein Shake (hemp protein, brown rice protein, flax meal)
3 cups green juice (cucumber, celery, kale, romaine)
First Small Lunch
Creamy Green Soup
Second Small Lunch
Red quinoa (cooked) with raw bell pepper and avocado mash and Terriyaki sprouted seeds (Kaia Foods)
Spinach salad with red bell pepper, avocado, coconut vinegar, and (cooked) seiten
2 raw chocolate almond butter truffles
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Wednesday I wasn’t feeling my best, so today I wanted to eat extra clean and a little on the lighter side. I’ve been craving a lot of fruits (especially red fruits, although today’s food in particular isn’t high in red because I already gobbled up the strawberries, raspberries, etc earlier this week).
Protein Shake – 1 scoop Sun Warrior Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder & 1 scoop Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder
Organic pineapple – a whole pineapple – I ate most of it in the morning, the rest in the green smoothie below
Protein bar from GoMacro (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) – I really like these. They’re available at Whole Foods, but I get mine online from Amazon.com by the box so it’s cheaper per bar.
Organic Green Smoothie – small head of romaine lettuce, pineapple, orange
Organic red bell pepper – sometimes I just eat these like an apple
1/2 cup homemade organic raw sauerkraut
Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake!
My day has a nice amount of protein, but I might need more calories. I’ll see how I feel tonight and eat more if needed.
We’ve been spending time at my mom’s on the weekends so we can get little Miso used to being here. He has been loving it. My mom has a small dog and they play non-stop. Here he is sleeping after some hard core playing. :)
I’m super happy because I have one of my best Internet buddies coming to visit little ol’ me! We met, maybe 2 years ago(?), online and we’ve labeled ourselves as soul sistas because we have so much in common. In fact, when I was blonde, we looked like actual sisters. You might know her, she calls herself Girl On Raw. She arrives next weekend. I’m taking her for a fabulous raw lunch, then to Whole Foods for a little shoppy-shop, and then we’re heading to my mom’s to stay the night. I think (if I have the energy) I’ll make her one of my newest recipes Ginger Spice Carrot Cake (to live for!), which will be featured in my new book.
~ 2 cups Teeccino with coconut milk
~ 3 cups Organic Green Smoothie: water, bananas, lemon juice, ginger, spinach (the vitamin C in the ginger and lemon juice help the body to better assimilate the iron in the spinach)
~ Double serving Sun Warrior Brown Rice Protein Shake (getting baby some extra protein)
~ Heirloom lettuce salad with broccoli and carrots topped with Sweet Capri Dressing (my parents love this dressing)
~ Candy Bites (raw)
~ Cashew butter
~ For dinner, I’m making everyone my Vegan Chicken Ratatouille that we’ll have with big salads
~ Dessert? If I’m still hungry… bananas and cashew butter drizzled with raw chocolate sauce – OK, even if I’m not hungry, I suspect I’ll still have this. lol
On another good note… my back has improved! I still have some problems with it (low back pain from pregnancy), but my rockin’ midwife pressed on it and alleviated a lot of the pain so I’ve been having my mom do it for me, too. It’s made so much of a difference. I’ve even been able to get some walking back into my days. Yay!
Quick run down of the food I am having today…
- Raw (homemade) granola buckwheat cereal (Cinnamon Banana Crispies) with organic soy milk
- Dilly Orange Coleslaw with organic tofu cubes on top
- 1 and 2/3 Righteously Raw Caramel Cacao Bars (Yes, almost two whole chocolate bars, which according to the package would be 5 servings – lol – not in my world. YUM! Oh, and I didn’t have it all at once. I had the 2/3 bar and about 2 hours later had the 1 bar)
- Sauerkraut on Hearty Buckwheat Biscuits
- Protein Shake
I’ve not had a huge appetite this week. Perhaps it’s due to my organs getting squished as the baby and my belly(!) grow.
My husband and I are enjoying a day of High Raw food day. All organic. And, that’s me having fun in my third trimester – YAY! I am so happy being pregnant! (OH! On Monday I’m having another AWESOME GIVEAWAY so come on back tomorrow!!!)
1 large banana – I had mine fresh peeled, and my husband had his warmed in the dehydrator as semi-dehydrated slices
Teeccino with Raw Vegan Nutmilk – I am writing a post on getting over caffeine addictions this week, so stay tuned for that. For my Raw Vegan Nutmilk, I made a 1-Minute Nut Milk with 1 hefty tablespoon of Rejuvenative’s Pecan Pie Butter (so extra yummy!) blended with a cup of water. It’s aromatic, a hint of spice, a touch of sweet, and super delish!
1/2 cup fresh pineapple – I had mine fresh, and my husband had his warmed in the dehydrator as semi-dehydrated. He loves it like that.
Hearty Buckwheat Biscuits – This recipe will be in my next email newsletter, which goes out on Tuesday. I had one of these today and my husband had two. They’re so good! I already need to make another batch!
Plant Blood – I made 2 quarts of organic green juice using my Hurom (love this juicer!). We each had about 2 cups and I’m saving the rest for later in the day. It had 1 bunch of celery, 1 bunch curly purple kale, 1 bunch cilantro, 2 large cucumbers, 2 large carrots, 1/2 inch knob of ginger, 1/2 pineapple, 1/2 cup water)
Protein Shakes – My husband will have one of his Protein Grenades and I will simply have a shake mix of Sun Warrior Brown Rice protein powder, Hemp protein powder, cinnamon, and water.
Huge Protein Salads - Giving my little monkey some extra protein now that we’re in the third trimester. This salad has an awesome raw vegan dressing, cucumbers, red bell peppers, spinach, broccoli sprouts, raisins, and tofu.
Plant Blood – Leftover from earlier in the day.
Sauerkraut – This homemade kraut is sooooo good! I could eat a cup at a time. Yum! I’m enjoying this batch on top of another Hearty Buckwheat Biscuit. (Learn how I make my organic, unpasteurized sauerkraut here.)
Strawberries with Sweet Frosting Dip – The Sweet Frosting Dip recipe will be in my next book, due out in the next couple of months (hopefully before I give birth to my baby). Stay tuned!
Raw Vegan Truffles – My good friends, Dolly and Anthony (you might know him as Raw Model), are making Raw truffles that they sell (Blackbird Naturals is the name of the company) and they happen to live nearby! I bumped into them at the market over the weekend where they blessed me with FREE CHOCOLATE. And, um… about 2 hours later I went to Oakville Market where they sell them and I bought a package. I’m having them for dessert tonight!
Protein Shake – I’m undecided, but if I find myself hungry or needing more protein later tonight, I’ll shake up another protein shake. Perhaps I’ll have another banana, too!
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
I started the day with about 3 cups of water. I sure get thirsty while I sleep.
Protein Shake with Sprout Living’s Certified Organic Epic Protein Powder I just mixed it with water and chugged it down
Teeccino with Raw nut milk – yum!
Kitchen Sink Smoothie – 1 quart
This was pretty much made with everything but the kitchen sink: water, frozen banana, frozen peaches, cinnamon, Artisana’s Cacao Bliss, hemp seeds, hemp protein powder, ground flax seeds, raw chocolate powder
Organic Tofu Veggie Salad (large portion)
Romaine, broccoli sprouts, red bell pepper, cucumber, raisins, tofu, dressing
Kaia Foods Raw Granola w/ Raw nut milk
Raw Chocolate Bar (yes, it was a Righteously Raw Caramel Cacao Bar… what can I say?)
Sprouted raisin toast (not raw)
1 cup homemade sauerkraut (1 cup seems like a lot, but I couldn’t stop eating it!)
Organic strawberries with raw frosting dip
Monday, December 22nd, 2008
If you’re struggling to add more Raw to your life or you’re having some challenges sticking with it, here is a tip that can really help! Have your menu totally planned out for the day before you start your day. By listing everything you’re going to eat, you give yourself something to really look forward to, as well as a reason to stick to it. After all, it’s already planned out – much of the work is already done!
In the past, I’ve written about the important role a food journal can be. But, this kind of journal is a little different from what I’m mentioning above. A food journal is usually filled out after you eat. Some people fill it out after each meal and some people wait until the end of the day. I also keep a food journal of this sort, but I do it for a different purpose (and, I don’t do it all the time). This kind of tracking is useful for attaining certain goals, such as when I want to lose weight or when I get pregnant I will track my food intake to ensure I’m getting enough calories, nutrients and protein. Again, though, this kind of journal usually gets filled out as the day goes on. It’s different from a “pre-planned day’s menu” which can be a driving force for staying Raw and keeping motivated and excited to do so.
Therefore, while it’s only 2am on Monday, I’ve written down the food I’ll be enjoying. Today’s menu is filled with DELICIOUS, high-energy, Raw vegan food. Oh, I can’t wait! (See? I’m totally stoked about my food plan for the day and this will help keep me on track for sure!)
Here is my menu for today:
1 quart Plant Blood (kale, celery, orange)
1 quart Plant Blood (broccoli, apple)
Huge salad (romaine, cucumber, carrot, prunes, King Garlic Hemp Dressing)
Creamy-n-Soft Cauliflower Soup
Huge salad (romaine, cucumber, carrot, prunes, King Garlic Hemp Dressing)
Creamy-n-Soft Cauliflower Soup