Sorry for not posting the past few days I’ve just been really focused on getting over this ick, but I have some fun news to share with you in my next post so stay tuned!
So last weekend the company my outstanding husband works at gave us a wonderful gift to see Anthony Robins Unleash the Power Within. We had no idea what this seminar was about but everyone in management had gone and wanted to give this to us as a couple. It was a wonderful experience, and we were able to do a lot of fun things like meet new people, gain life changing information, and do a fire walk. If you can make it to any of the Anthony Robins events I whole heartedly recommend it.
Anyway, one of the things that they talk about is health and they invite everyone to do a 10 Day Challenge where you eat high alkaline diet for 10 days and then do 30 if you are really feeling it. This means no processed foods, no canola oil (I had no idea how that stuff was processed), and no meats (which I was fine with). What was most surprising was that my husband wanted to do this!
I have been mostly vegan for about 2 months and fully for a month due to a dairy sensitivity and the recent discovery of being egg and peanut sensitive as well. Since food allergies is something I’ve been dealing with for the past 10 years this was not a big deal for me to cut out a few more things to feel my best. However, food has always been a bonding point in my relationship/ marriage with Justin and this was a hard change for him.
I still made his lunches with meat and would make him animal protein every so often but not as often, and I made sure to let him know I didn’t expect him to eat gluten free vegan as well. He was still sad for me though and had a hard time imagining that I was still truly happy with my food options when we went out. But after this event he was all in for this challenge! When we went out for dinner that night after the seminar he wanted to make sure we could eat alkaline, and when we got home we went shopping right away to stock up on healthy options and cook right for this 10 Day Challenge. It’s been a total 180°. This morning he got up and made almond milk from scratch, and as I type these words for you he is working on making homemade hummus with dried not canned beans and fresh tahini. I can hardly express how lovely it’s been to have the full support of my spouse with my eating, I feel like we are a real team ❤
In honor of this great new food partnership here is the recipe we made last night for dinner.
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I hope you enjoy this meal like we did.
I know it’s been a while, and in that vein here is a quick and healthy dinner to try as spring turns into summer and our schedules somehow get even busier.
This is really a great option to keep around for those days where even the meal plan seems to much or in this case I forgot to take the meat out to thaw. Its quick and healthy, most of Imagine’s soups (if not all) are certified organic and non-GMO certified as well. This dinner is gluten free dairy free (no cows milk) and almost Paleo with exception of the rice syrup and flower.
If you give this a try let me know!
I am thinking about trying some Paleo recipes over the next few months. What do you recommend, and what are some helpful tips?
We love meat and I’ve been thinking about trying to reduce the amount of dairy in our daily food. I’ve seen some friends on Facebook that really enjoy Paleo so I thought I might give it a try 🙂 Any help would be much appreciated.