As you know, we’re planning to begin a 21 day detox program this Sunday, August 15. And here’s how you can join us.
I have gone back and forth between planning cooked dinners and sticking to raw. I know that we will have more healing and repair take place in our bodies the less we tax it. There is a spectrum for how to eat and how it affects health (especially when healing). It goes as follows (best to worst)
- Fasting (with water, of course. And only for specified time.)
- Mostly raw, some cooked, all whole (not processed), no animal products
- Mostly raw, some cooked, all whole, some (clean) animal products
- Mixed cooked & raw, mostly whole, some animal products.
- Mostly or all cooked, Processed (comes in a bag or box, with chemicals), lots of non organic meat & dairy.
I admit (sadly) that our family normally would fall under number 6. We almost always have (live) fruit & nut smoothies for breakfast, cooked dinners (usually whole & vegan, but not always), and lunches vary the most. That’s where we’ll make the biggest change during the 21 days: green juice, and other raw stuff.
As far as dinner, I made a meal plan for the week which includes live and cooked foods for dinner; anyone who is exhibiting symptoms will have more of or completely the live. And, for example, if I am serving soup and salad, it will be a BIG salad, and a cup of soup. Not the other way around. I focused on good food combining for each meal.
Sunday: Salad and Middle Eastern Chickpea Soup (minus the parmesan cheese)
Tuesday: Salad and Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Wednesday: Quinoa Salad with Lime and Fresh Mint from GlutenFreeGoddess
Thursday: Leftovers? Don’t know. Maybe veggie sticks with raw nut butter.
Friday: Salad and fish, steamed veg, homemade Challah (fresh ground flour), and raw almond halvah balls.
Saturday: Raw Granola with Almond Milk. Dinner: see Thursday.
Sunday: Salad and Lentil and Potato Stew with Spiced Oil
So this is our tentative meal plan to go along with the detoxifying supplements that we will be taking. As I search for more raw things to make, I’ll add them in. I’m looking forward to using my dehydrator for making snacks, and I’ll post any new recipes I try. If you have any raw or good whole recipes to share, please do!