1 Dec

It was my intention to get started with my new Nutritarian lifestyle today, but Saturday was one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong.  I managed to get all of my shopping done, which was more of a task than I thought it would be.  I had an excellent list, but it was still a little overwhelming.  Trying to buy enough produce for this diet is a struggle.  I also bought as much as I could from the bulk bins at Sprouts.  I fully intend to pick up what I can from the Farmer’s Market this coming Wednesday – especially greens!

I realize that anytime you start something new, you’re going to spend some up front money investing in items you need.  I had a budget in mind and I exceeded it, but to be fair, I have prepared food for more than a week.  In any case, I feel like I overspent and will be working on that.

I finally got around to prep cooking today, and this is what I managed to accomplish:

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1.  Smoothie Packs:

Breakfast is covered for the next 10 days!  I used several different recipes to create freezer bags full of nutritious breakfasts that will only require the addition of unsweetened almond milk or pomegranate juice (or both).  I can blend it up in no time!  There’s ground flax seed in all of them and one recipe calls for cocoa powder and dates. Should be interesting!

2.  Black Beans:

I used this method to cook 2 lbs of dried black beans, but without the salt.  I had to cook them for a total of 90 minutes in the oven and they were nice and tender thanks to soaking them overnight.  Once they had cooled, I measured out 1 Cup of beans into freezer bags and ended up with 12 days worth.  I plan to add pico del gallo to them upon reheating.

3.  Ukrainian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup:

This recipe is from Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Cookbook and was recommended by a friend.  You can also read this review from a fellow blogger.  You start the recipe by blending Granny Smith apples, prunes and water…  which was intriguing.  I doubled the recipe and ended up with 8 large servings of soup.  The broth is so yummy.  The apple is delicious but not over powering.

I will be taking an insane amount of food with my to work tomorrow.  It’s fantastic because everything is ready to go.  It’s gonna be great!

Here we go!

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