I made the mistake Saturday morning of watching PBS. I saw a show featuring Dr. Fuhrman and his 3 steps to longer life. Which was really interesting, and led to me buying his book. (I love E readers ~ within 30 seconds I was reading it!)
His secret, apparently, to longer life is eating a Vegan diet. Interesting. I’ve been eating Primal off and on for a while, and it’s kind of like the antithesis of Vegan. So I thought it would be interesting to give it a try. I hunted around the internet and looked for more books and recipes, and found another doctor who teaches pretty similar ideas as Fuhrman but isn’t quite as hostile to breads (as long as they’re not made with white flour/sugar etc).
So this week is probably a good week to test out this little experiment since my husband (you know… meat and potatoes man) is going to be planting and probably won’t be around for dinner. I’ve got meat in the freezer, so if he does end up being here for dinner I can grill him up some meat to go with our food. (This is how funny he is… I made a HUGE salad for lunch today (Sunday) and he asked me where the food was. I said… right here… he said “that’s not food, that’s filler”. When I asked him if I could grill up some shrimp or chicken to put on his, he adamantly refused stating meat does not belong on salad. He ended up with an egg salad sandwich.) *sigh* so if this thing sticks it could get interesting.
So without further ado, here’s our vegan meal plan for the week. (breakfasts will be fresh fruit, and/or homemade oatmeal with fruit and lunches will be large salads with lots and lots of veggies)
Lentil and Spinach Soup
Coconut Curry Veggies
over brown rice or couscous
with sliced canteloupe and salad
Homestyle Squash and Beans
with salad and sliced fruit
Vegan Sheppard’s Pie
Pasta Marinara (whole wheat pasta)
I’ll post them as I go through them and let you know how it’s going through the week.
I’m linking up with orgjunkie.com for Meal Plan Monday… be gentle with me… it’s my first week of vegan.
If you want kid tested meals… (can’t guarantee these vegan ones will be lol)