Usually when I haven’t posted for a while, it would mean that I’m not doing so well with my eating. Or I’m pregnant. Neither is true and I’ve actually been doing pretty good. I’ve gone without gluten for 3 weeks now and I have not eaten anything processed for almost 2 weeks. I’ve cooked pretty much everything I’ve eaten, next to a meal at the in-laws.
I feel pretty good. I know I am still healing and it will take a while to feel 100% but I’m feeling much better. I have more energy, I sleep better, I have gotten rid of most of my acne, though I really didn’t have much, just bumps under the skin, I guess it was more like psoriasis or something but it’s mostly gone.
Right now I am eating quite a bit of fruit so I am still eating more carbs than I’d like, but I also have a daughter who is learning to eat solid foods and I end up eating her leftover fruit. Or I buy a whole fruit to mix for baby food and there’s only so much of a cantaloupe a baby will eat. So I have been trying to help eat them up.
It’s great that I am getting lots of nutrition from a variety of foods and I am actually really enjoying making new foods and discovering new tastes I’ve never had, new spices I’ve never tried. The food is super easy to make and tastes much better than anything I’ve had that is packaged or processed.
I would love one day, when I’m back at work or when I actually have some money, to buy a food processor and food dehydrator. I spend tons of time in the kitchen and I would rather not spend so much time chopping things. I also would love more options for snack foods to take with me and I think dried foods would be incredibly handy, especially when my little one is older and taking a lunch to school.
The dried foods you get in the store(dried fruits) are loaded with sugar and just not an option.
Last week I also had a good week for working out but this week has been a bust. I just haven’t had the time. I have also found a great Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe, it’s very yummy and I’ll be trying other recipes with Pumpkin (Muffin and pancakes) shortly.
Here’s the Smoothie Recipe if you’d like to give it a try.
Spicy Pumpkin Smoothie
1 Cup Coconut Milk ( I used So delicious Coconut Milk)
1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
1/2 Banana (I used a whole one though)
1 tbsp of Raisins or 1/2 100% Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
pinch of nutmeg, cloves and all spice