Hey guys, I wanted to let you know how the 30 Day Whole Food Challenge is going so far and what I’ve been eating. My energy is good and I have been enjoying the minor challenge of not reaching for Tofurky Hickory Smoked Deli Slices. I typically eat a pack of that a day because it is so easy to open a pack, dip it in hummus and go. So anyway, I have to plan a little more to get a decent protein source without too excessive of carbs. The Trader Joes pack of steamed lentils is my go-to now. They taste fine right out of the pack, and are a great source of protein. One package is 5 servings, 45 total grams of protein, as well as 100% of the recommended iron intake. I slept in this morning, so first meal was a little late. Here we go:
11:30am – A big oatmeal bowl consisting of 1 cup dry oatmeal, 2 tbsp dried coconut, one banana, 3 tbsp homemade strawberry chia jam, 1/4 cup pecans, and cinnamon. Then I had one serving of PlantFusion protein mixed in water. I also had green tea shortly after.
2-3:15pm – Chest and Back Workout (non Outlaw Way programming)
3:30 – Shake consisting of a can of white beans, one banana, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, and 1/2 cup strawberries
3:45 – Homemade Chickpea and Fava Bean bread (socca) with peanut butter and strawberry chia jam
4:30 – I was craving something chocolate and sweet so I made chocolate milk with homemade almond milk (unstrained, to keep more protein and fiber), cocoa powder, one date, a pinch of real vanilla bean, and one banana.
5pm – French lentils, 1/2 cup sweet potato, green beans, and cashew cream sauce
Then I had three strawberries after.
6pm – I had a little more of the same lentil, sweet potato, green bean, and cashew cream sauce dish.
9pm – Persian cucumbers, carrots, and tahini dip
10pm – lentil walnut tacos with red pepper, avocado, and salsa on romaine leaves
11pm – 8 oz almond milk and one serving of PlantFusion’s Phood
This picture was taken yesterday, as a midday snack.
12pm – I had more of the lentil walnut mix and a few handfuls of Trader Joe’s Power Greens Mix. I love this stuff!
Stay tuned for more updates soon. I need to re-test my 1 rep max for dead lifts real soon. My most ever was 410 lbs. Let’s see if I can pull that again or more!
Wow, you eat up until 12? I thought I was bad for eating as late as 9pm 🙂 Sounds like some yummy foods! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!!!
Great Idea, would never have thought to add a can of beans to a smoothie!
Yo! I need the recipe for that chickpea and fava bean bread and strawberry chia jam!!
Nicholas eats a sandwich like that every morning and I’ve been trying to think of a whole-food-challenge-friendly way to do it! That looks awesome!!
Would you be so kind as to post the recipe for the socca? I am curious about this.
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could you post the recipe for the cashew creams sauce and those tacos?
I used a recipe from Rip Esselystyn’s My Beef with Meat book for the cashew sauce. It is a really simple recipe. A Google search will come up with quite a few great ones. It is a base of soaked raw cashews, with garlic, lemon juice, salt and a few other spices added. For the lentil walnut taco meat, I simply added a natural taco seasoning spice mix and more crushed garlic, and that is ready to go. Thanks for following!