Friday, August 12, 2011
I think it is because it is the end of summer and we have been bad- too many ice cream cones, too many fast food trips,.... too much. So when I picked up a free book at the homeschool store about the RAVE diet, I was intrigued (you know trying different diets is my hobby, right?!)
Anyway, I want to tell you about the fun meals we have had this last week.
Basically the RAVE diet is no:
I am using recipes from the book- which we have loved. I am not against eating meat and dairy (as a moral issue), but I have been eating pretty much a vegan diet for a week, and like it!
Dave and the kids have been eating the same as always for breakfast and lunch; and then I have made an entirely vegetarian supper most nights (can't say vegan because I have let them have cheese and butter). My goal is to make this as appealing and filling and yummy to them....so far it has been a hit!
The favorite so far has been the banana bread. Made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup, applesauce, and bananas- this stuff was super moist and wonderful! A definite keeper. The chowder was good too.
Supper #2...pretty good. Dave loved the beans...the kids were not huge fans of the antipasto mainly because the rice vinegar is not their favorite. But I could make this with a different sauce.
The kids have enjoyed looking at the menu and knowing what will be for supper. Saves me from telling everyone what we were having a million times :)
Supper time is such an important time for us as a family. Bring back the family supper every night, I say!
That is my soapbox :)
The sweet potato fries look disgusting! But they were good- baked with cinnamon.
I am just blown away with how positive this week has been!!!! I have always wanted to try this healthy eating thing- but was so sure that it would be torturous! It really made me focus on veggies/fruits/grains and how to get as much of that as we could for the same budget that we have been on for food. It is totally doable! And Dave and the kids enjoyed it much more than I thought they would.
Dave gave the meals and overall experience an A-
I feel like I could conquer the world :)