After hearing about the Engine 2 Diet, we went to Rip’s website and took a look at the basic tenets of his plan.
Basically, we are looking at a plant-based diet that is being touted as a way to be healthier, with results varying from weightloss to reversing heart disease and diabetes.
We have always leaned towards less red meat, more birdmeat :) . But as the name suggests, we are omnivores at heart - and while Paul LOVES a really good steak, I feel like sometimes that I will not be able to survive without cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter...
BUT... we are trying to get a kickstart right now - Paul needs to get out of his post-race relaxation/recovery, and I am buckling down to really have a great training summer to prep for my olympic triathlon in September.
So, we are doing the E2 28 Day Challenge! http://engine2diet.com/tools
I will blog about how it is going, and what we like / don’t like (and what the kids don’t like lol)
So, without further ado... Day 1!
1825 cals (311g carb, 49g fat, 60g protein, 58g fiber)
This was almost 1000 calories! That is a ton for me for breakfast, but it was a really good kickstart to the challenge! I put granola in instead of uncle sam's - and blackberries instead of grapefruit - also no kiwi
Very tasty! I made my own Hummus which ended up really low cal so I'm using 3 TBSP which does wonders for the pita! Added bell pepper, celery, green onion - mucho yum!
Kinda did my own thing on this - never had Gnocchi but me and hubby liked it - the kids... not so much lol
Peas instead of salad, and the red sauce was 1 can tom sauce, 1 can diced toms, lots o spices, and I put Trader Joe's Tempeh in the food processor to make "meat" crumbles - it turned out better than I thought it would - I think that's an a-ok for Tempeh (the first thumbs up I've had for it)
Frozen Cherries & Soy Yogurt
Plain soy yogurt is goood! Never had it before, but it doesn't even really need sweetener :)
instead of cherries, I cut up two strawberries, and added 1/2 cup blackberries - as my hubby said, "Very refreshing dessert!"