A month in food

Question

What can you eat that is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, has no added sugar, no preservatives, no GMO, and uses less meat?

My answer

A hot and steaming bowl of nothing.

Here's the scoop

These are dishes I ate in March of 2017 when I took on an experiment to take care of myself 100% of the time.

 

These photos plus raw fruits and veggies is what I ate this month. It's left me 9 lbs. lighter and never hungry. However, within 2 months I gained the weight back - keeping it real.

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salmon salad
salmon salad

Leftover salmon, greens, oranges, balsamic.

leftover chicken and avocado
leftover chicken and avocado

Start with any greens, add leftover chicken and avocado.

macadamia halibut
macadamia halibut

bake 350F, then broil - voila, done.

5 veggie entre
5 veggie entre

My favorite dish at Marche - Bainbridge Island.

kale & carrot w/grapefuit
kale & carrot w/grapefuit

Squeeze a slice of grapefruit for your dressing.

butternut squash
butternut squash

Baked squash, onions, and garlic. Blend with salt and pepper, yum.

greens, beets and raddish
greens, beets and raddish

balsamic dressing

apple and nut butter
apple and nut butter

Read ingredient list on nut butters.

sweet potatoes
sweet potatoes

cajun spice, coconut oil, bake 375F then broil.

leftovers salad
leftovers salad

Kale, avocado, shredded carrot, leftover chicken and onions make this surprisingly good.

tuna avocado tacos
tuna avocado tacos

Read the ingredient labels on your mayo.

beet and citrus salad
beet and citrus salad

Start with any greens, add beets and citrus. Squeeze citrus on salad with balsamic as dressing.

sauted shrimp
sauted shrimp

Saute kale, shrimp, and mushrooms with coconut oil. Side: spaghetti squash.

raw oysters
raw oysters

Not for the faint of heart.

golden beets
golden beets

Over time I've found that beets make a great main dish.

chicken salad
chicken salad

Start with the right mayo.

frozen blueberries
frozen blueberries

Time for dessert!

crab louie salad
crab louie salad

Great seafood restaurant choice. Skip the dressing, lemon is perfect.

veggies for lunch
veggies for lunch

Avocado along with veggies fill me up surprisingly well.

golden beets
golden beets

Boil, peel, add balsamic, done.

kale, ham, carrot salad
kale, ham, carrot salad

Skip ham with nitrates.

sashimi
sashimi

Not for the faint of heart.

papaya
papaya

My oh my, yum!

keeping  it  real

The not so glamorous that still makes me smile.

poached eggs on greens
poached eggs on greens

Mix the hot egg into the greens as your salad dressing.

dried bananas
dried bananas

They look gross, but not to be overlooked. I'll snag them yellow and on a fire-sale at the grocery, throw them in the food dryer.

leftover meatloaf
leftover meatloaf

Crumble leftover meatloaf, add sun dried tomatoes.

eggs and avocado
eggs and avocado

This plus a little smoked peppers.

pumpkin soup
pumpkin soup

Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla.

asian pear
asian pear

Yes, fruit has sugar but it's a heck of a lot better than junk food.

almonds
almonds

Keeping nuts with me is key.

leftover salad
leftover salad

Again, last night's leftovers reheated and then tossed with kale.

sauerkraut
sauerkraut

If you don't like fermented foods, you haven't tried Iggy's Pickle Kraut.

tumeric tea
tumeric tea

I have a love-hate relationship with this brew.

on the go
on the go

These containers are all the rage for a good reason.

americano
americano

That's right, I didn't give up coffee.

egg
egg

Fry in olive or avocado oil.

macadamia nuts
macadamia nuts

Not to many.

vintage cup for tea
vintage cup for tea

Vintage SpaceShipOne mug for my tea.

mushrooms
mushrooms

They're better cooked, but I also can eat a bowl of them like chips.

fish from a can
fish from a can

Yea, not pretty but easy.

apple and nut butter
apple and nut butter

I do a lot of these, but watch the nut butter ingredients.

more leftovers
more leftovers

I'm a big fan of anything I don't need to cook from scratch. Spaghetti squash and bell peppers.

LEARN MORE

View my blog about the experiment to take care of myself 100% of the time for one month.