Call me inspired to make raw foods. Mattye has released an amazing Ebook. Go buy it now! Seriously, do it. It is Frugal Raw. You can't get much better than that. I can't wait to dive into her recipes. I don't think I've been this excited about a cookbook for a while.
I got up super early this morning and weighed in. 3 lbs lost! Of course, that is over two weeks because I chose not to weigh in last week due to sickness. I knew that I had lost weight, but also knew I'd regain that weight as soon as I started to eat again. I am so glad I chose to do it this way, because the 3 lbs for the last 2 weeks made me very happy. It's a total of 5 lbs in 3 weeks, which is more than my 1 lb per week goal. I am soo NOT deprived at all. I am eating an amazing amount of healthy and delicious food... more than most people would ever imagine possible for weight loss. Of course, I KNOW I could lose weight faster if I cut my calories more, but I am not willing to do that. This is about the long haul. I can do this easily for the rest of my life and feel very satisfied.
...soo.. onto the food.. The picture above was another delicious 100 calorie snack. Raw yellow squash, salted, rinsed and drained along with a puree of grape tomatoes, garlic, nutritional yeast and 1/2 t of evoo..... and of course, fresh basil.
the 'noodles', salted and draining. I rinse the final product before using.
Even in the winter, you can get amazing grape tomatoes. My local grocery store had them on sale for .99/pint last week. Coupled with fresh basil, they made an amazing sauce in my food processor. Simple ingredients can make such a huge difference when it comes to healthy foods. The flavors of ripe tomatoes and fresh basil can carry a dish. I do feel a bit guilty, because it's the middle of winter in NH... how is it that I can get such amazing produce? oy.