Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan (again)! My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the aggressive 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman until I reach that magic number! I will be posting what I eat each and every day (or as close as I can get) with pics! If you are currently on the plan we would love to hear from you–please comment and post pics below!
WHAT I ATE ON DAY 3:
BREAKFAST: Already had a repeat, the Banana Blossom that I created on Day 1 was the first thing on my mind when I woke up today!
LUNCH (see pic above): Here’s one of my favorite Eat to Live standbys that I started making during Week 2 of my Becoming Nutritarian series! This time instead of red lentils, I made this hearty stew with green lentils. Just “saute” diced carrots, celery and onions in reduced sodium veggie stock. Add 3 cups of dry green lentils (tip: dry lentils do not need to soak prior to cooking with them!), cover with water and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and begin finely dicing your Crimini or Portabella mushrooms. Add the mushrooms and reduce heat again to low. Allow to cook to desired doneness on low heat. I made mine into a stew-like consistency (with less water).
I also had a mixed baby greens salad with cucumbers, red onion, 1/4th avocado, grape tomatoes, 1/2 ounce raw sunflower seeds and sliced strawberries; dressed with balsamic vinegar.
Since I was feeling particularly hungry this meal, I also had raw cauliflower with 2 tbsp. hummus.
DINNER: I started with my main course (which is the SALAD of course!), with mixed baby greens, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, 1 small clementine orange, diced red onions, 1/4 Hass avocado, grape tomatoes and a sprinkling of dry roasted pistachio nuts (Dr. Fuhrman advises to only eat your nuts and seeds raw, but Trader Joe’s doesn’t have the raw variety, so I’m bending the rules a bit–but I compensate by eating less of them!); dressed with balsamic vinegar.
The second part of my dinner was this super-easy wrap made with 1 tbsp hummus, 1 Trader Joe’s flax seed and wheat tortilla and 1/4th Hass avocado. Spread and roll and you’re good to go! I also had my leftover tofu, broccoli and mushrooms I had from dinner on Day 2.
“Dessert” (Dr. Fuhrman advises to end your meal with fruit so you feel more satisfied) were 3 more clementine oranges!