Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Completion of the Third Week

Well, as you can see, I haven't been very good about blogging this week, sorry! However, we have continued on the diet and are still doing well. We have decided to continue living this way after this weekend, when our "three week challenge" is over. We have chosen that I will continue to cook and prepare food according to this healthy lifestyle, yet whenever we go out to eat we can eat a little bit of meat or dairy... like if a salad already comes with cheese on it, or chicken. I don't think I'll be eating any meat, but Kyle will. He still wants to eat it sometimes. I'll probably save those times for holidays with family or special occasions. This will make this diet a little bit easier to maintain in the long run.

One of the hardest parts about this way of eating is going out to eat with people. Sadly, in our American Culture, it is very difficult to eat anything that does not contain meat, dairy, or is processed. While this will help us cut down on eating out, we still want to be able to every so often without feeling really guilty. So, we are both pleased and content with choosing to continue in this fashion.

So... if you ever come over to our house for dinner... be prepared to eat a lot of veggies! haha! :-)

Well, here are a few pictures from this week:

What our fridge looks like after going grocery shopping for the week. Pretty fresh, huh?

Kyle's lunch one day consisted of homemade whole wheat bread with raw almond butter and honey; apple and orange slices.

From scratch spaghetti over spaghetti squash... quite good, however our sauce was too watery... I've got to learn how to thicken it up without using canned tomato products. I just blended up about three big juicy tomatoes and added veggies.
Yummy Chili... I used a recipe from Rachael Ray's cookbook but changed it up. Basically, I used one can of rotel, one can of kidney beans, one can of white northern beans, one can of corn, one chopped bell pepper, one chopped medium onion, 4-5 garlic cloves, one large tomato chopped, dry black beans cooked, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Pretty basic, but flavorful and colorful!

We ate our chili over brown rice and topped it with cilantro. Oh... and we added a few blue corn tortilla chips. :-)


your other Mom said...

Your apatment is beautiful and "Clean". Ya'll hadn't been there long enough to accumalate "Stuff" Daddy said there is no excuse why our refrigerator couldn't look like that!!!!!!!I'm so proud of ya'll in your housekeeping (I'll wear my white gloves when we come to visit.) j/k

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