Week 3 on the plant-based diet

EVENING MEALS

This is my third and final week attempting to transition to a plant-based diet, and I’ve really enjoyed using a lot more antioxidant fruits for my breakfast, enzyme rich salads for my lunch and nourishing beans and pulses for my evening meals.

But with two wonderful celebrations this week, the diet became a little tricky to stick to. So, I thought, well, this is real life and when you’re out and about with the people you love, you should just do your best and enjoy the moment. Then get back on track tomorrow concerning all the healthy food choices.


MONDAY

I Stir fried some onions and red bell peppers until soft. Then added half a tin of tomatoes with some black beans and kidney beans, vegetable stock, herbs and spices. Boiled some whole grain rice and mixed it all together.

TUESDAY

Organic tofu and vegetable curry with rice.

WEDNESDAY

I cooked some onions, petit pois peas and tuna untill soft then added my parents fresh home made tomato sauce with lots of basil. Left it to simmer for thirty minutes allowing the flavours to come together and poured it over some gluten-free brown rice pasta and thought, mmm this is the taste of Italy!

THURSDAY

First evening of celebration- Traditional British Roast.

I had a little roast ham and turkey with lots of carrots, peas, potatoes and couliflower, poured some gluten-free gravy over it and a touch of english mustard. Yum! Then finished off with a slice of chocolate wedding cake with a drizzle of cream and a cup of coffee. Well, I couldn’t just sit there and watch everyone else eat it. I was desperate to try it, as I’d made it for the lovely couple and wanted to know what it was like and I must say it was SO NAUGHTY BUT NICE!!

FRIDAY

Spanish omelette with a big watercress salad containing tomatoes, artichokes and olives.

SATURDAY

Second evening of celebration, my mother-in-laws birthday and their wedding anniversary at the carvery.

Eating the traditional roast again, this time I had just a slither of turkey and roast gammon with cabbage, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and gravy. And I shared a mini apple crumble and custard with my daughter, yes I know what your thinking, but it’s hard when you’re out with friends and family and anyway, how could I say no to those beautiful blue eyes of hers staring at me.

So as you can see I did over indulge a little this week, and it was fun, but obviously for health reasons I wouldn’t want to eat that way all the time. There are so many different diets out there, but personally, I think that the plant based diet has to be one of the best for lowering inflamation, helping with weight gain and many more health issues. But as a christian I follow Gods word and what he says about the foods in the Bible, so I don’t think I’ll ever give up on eggs, olive oil and honey. These foods have many health benefits and if eaten in the way that God intended, organic and unprocessed, I don’t see why they should harm you. Here are just a few Bible scriptures on what God has to say about eggs, honey and olive oil.

Job 6:6

“Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?”

Proverbs 24:13

“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:”

Exodus 29:2

“And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.”

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