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 6:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup steel cut oats (leftover from Day 5–I usually make a big batch to have throughout the week), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 6 large strawberries (sliced), sprinkling of ground flaxseeds
Lunch: My son had a birthday party this afternoon. Luckily it was our neighboor’s son and she has also been getting on the healthy bandwagon. She and her husband (who is a chef) made an excelent quinoa salad with black beans, roasted corn, jalapenos and chopped tomatoes. This Mexican Quinoa Salad recipe from The Garden Grazer (see picture above) would be close equivalent to what we were served at the party.
My friends’s mother also made her famous Salsa Fresca de Tomatillo con Aguacate for the birthday. So, I slathered this all over my quinoa salad which left me satisfied enough to forgo any party cupcakes! Check out this recipe from Examiner for the tomatillo salsa pictured above.
Dinner: Tofu and veggie spring rolls (pictured at the beginning of the post) with sriracha sauce (yes, I know, I’m not doing good with the sodium rule this week)!
These are easy to make! Saute tofu in low-sodium veggie broth until well cooked. Finely slice desired veggies (I used, avocado, carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, and yellow bell peppers). Then soak brown rice spring roll wrappers like these (that you can also find at Whole Foods) in water for about 30 seconds. Lay the soft wrapper on a cutting board, in the center place your tofu and veggies, fold both sides in then roll down and press to seal.
After rolled, sprinkle with raw white sesame seeds and serve with Sriracha sauce or hummus. My husband and I had trouble finishing these rolls. Even though they are super-low calorie, these fiber-filled rolls are super-filling!
Dessert: Even after all the eating I did today I still wanted something more than just fruit for dessert! Enter this mango, banana and pineapple smoothie, blended with unsweetened almond milk and garnished with a few blueberries and a sprinkle of flaxseeds!