Happy Monday everyone! I finally watched Forks Over Knives Saturday night. I really wanted Tony to watch it with me, but wasn't sure if he would or not. Just so happens a man that I work with watched it last week, and it really made him think and realize some things. I was able to share his thoughts with Tony, which in turn got him interested in the movie. He said "WOW" a lot thru the movie. It was so eye opening. I think everyone could benefit from seeing it. The man I work with started questioning me as to what all I ate and how I ate. I talked to him some about it and let him and his wife borrow a few of my cookbooks. He said they were changing the way they ate, but that he wasn't 100% sure if they would leave meat out all together or not, but for now they were....YAY. The best news is that the movie really got Tony's attention, so he has agreed to try the vegan diet for a week. I'm not sure if that's long enough to really be able to tell a difference, but I'll take what I can get. With that being said, I have to prove myself to him this week and show him how good and healthy vegan food is. Wish me luck everyone! This is going to be pretty tough, because he doesn't like a lot of vegetables. He's willing to try them though. :o)
Tony said his diet would start today (Monday), so I wasn't prepared to really cook last night, but he decided he wouldn't eat any meat last night for dinner. I cooked some crowder peas, roasted veggies, wild rice, and fresh corn out of the freezer. This was not one of my best meals, so I begged him to not judge the vegan diet on my meal that I cooked last night. This was actually the first time I roasted veggies, and they didn't turn out so hot. The corn was chewy for some reason, and the crowder peas just didn't taste right either. I've got to really step it up tonight. If any of you have any really good recipes that you think might when him over, please share them with me. :o) I need all the help I can get here. Now that I'm trying to impress him, I can't think of a thing to cook....how crazy is that?
For dessert last night I fixed us a bowl of fresh fruit (bananas, strawberries and kiwi). Thank goodness Tony loves fruit.
This morning I fixed myself a green smoothie. It had a frozen banana, a cup of frozen mixed fruit (peaches, strawberries, mango, and cherries), a date, hemp seeds, one large leaf of kale and a cup of water in it. I made Tony the same thing minus the kale. I talked to him before lunch, and he said the smoothie made him sick....WHAT? How is that even possible? He normally doesn't eat breakfast, so I'm hoping that it just threw his stomach for a loop. Anyway, I know he won't be wanting a smoothie for a while, so looks like I'll be cooking some muffins for him tonight. :(
Last night I chopped us up some veggies for a salad (broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, yummy bell peppers, and cucumbers). This morning I finished throwing our salads together, and sliced an apple up for both of us for our morning or afternoon snack. I threw some nutritional and dulse flakes on mine. My salad hit the spot, I just hope Tony's did as well.
In Forks Over Knives they talk about the Engine 2 Diet. I thought about getting that for Tony. He's also wanting to loose weight and of course get healthier. Does anyone have that book and would you recommend it? I'm going to try my best to not cook any processed foods this week. I want Tony to get the full affect of a plant based and whole food diet. So, if any of you have any suggestions that could help me make this transition for Tony easier, please share. :o) I'm hoping to win him over. He may not totally rule out meat, but maybe he will want to eat less of it at least.