This was definitely NOT an exciting food day. I tried some things that I don’t think really worked, and if I had to eat this way every day, I may abandon the whole BLE idea! But I think this is a good lesson in life. Some days are better than others and sometimes you just have to get through the day. For me, I just got through the meals today!
When I got started with BLE I bought a bunch of different plain yogurts to see which ones I liked best. I’d heard a lot of buzz about Greek yogurt so that was one that I had purchased. The first time I ate Greek yogurt, I don’t think I was able to finish it. After being used to yogurts with sugar, Greek yogurt was just – yuck!! But I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to make it more palatable.
In the quest for eating more whole foods I’ve been finding things in my freezer that have been ignored in the past. One of those things was some raspberries from our garden. After thawing out a ziplock of raspberries, I ended up with this sort of puree, though I don’t think it had been blended before it was frozen. I decided to mix some blueberries with it and got this…
This is what the raspberries looked like in a jar. It was pretty “soupy” but didn’t taste like any sugar was added. I also don’t think it was a jam or anything. The truth is, I don’t remember when it was frozen but I wanted to see if there was a way that I could use it to make the Greek yogurt taste a lot better!
This is the Greek yogurt that I could barely get down.
I took 6 ounces of the berry combination (which was mostly the raspberries) and mixed it with the whole container of yogurt which was I believe was also 6 ounces.
Um, I think it looked better before it was mixed.
I covered it with plastic wrap and popped it into the fridge to cool overnight. The next morning came and here was my pre-planned food day!
For breakfast I grabbed my yogurt mix, which did look better the next morning and used my Shredded Wheat as a sort of topping on it.
I call these little wheat “bales” because they remind me of bales of straw. Surprisingly, they don’t taste as blah as what I imagine straw would taste like, but that is probably due to the fact that my dad always ate this while i was growing up, so I learned to like them (but with honey). Even so, it is one of my go-to breakfast cereals, so using it as a topping for my yogurt mixture seemed like a good idea.
It wasn’t the most glorious breakfast, but it wasn’t awful. Just not maybe something I would try again.
And this takes us to lunch, another “recipe” I would not do again! I sautéed peppers, garlic, onions, and carrots together to create a sort of base for the white beans from a can.
When I put the beans on, it was kinda like, “this needs something else”!!
So I went out to my bucket garden on my porch and grabbed a few sprigs of parsley and lemon leaves.
That made it look a lot better, but the honest truth is I had to muscle my way through this food because it just didn’t taste that great. I think I used too much garlic, and maybe not enough salt. I don’t really know. I just know that I would not do this again.
I was glad for the grapes and tomatoes and cheese because I saved them for last and ended my meal with food that was more enjoyable.
Supper found me tired and unmotivated to do anything creative, so I ate the rest of the beans, which was another 6oz, and then just filled out the meal with raw veggies. While it was mostly the same foods as lunchtime, I tasted a lot better just boring and raw!!
And a note about the food being meh…if I was truly hungry, I would be thrilled with this day of food and eat every drop with no complaints whatsoever!! I think it’s good to know that there will be times on this BLE journey where the food may not be your favorite. But that’s ok. There is always another day.