Update: I made the Top 25 Vegetarian Mom Blogs list! To be on this list is a big deal — the Top 25 will be presented to Circle of Moms’ 6 million members.
Healthy living is very important to me and encompasses avoiding plastic, food dyes, gene-manipulated (GMO) food, and eating organic, vegetarian food.
As much as I’m passionate about helping moms with breastfeeding, I’m passionate to inspire people to consider a healthier, greener, more sustainable lifestyle. I try to infuse this wherever I can — when blogging for HealthyChild.org, or when starting discussion as a leader for the Ebates Savvy Living and Horizon Organic communities.
Last year, I was voted Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms, and making this Top Vegetarian list is just as much of an honor.
Making this list makes it possible for me to reach more people about a non-toxic, green, and vegetarian lifestyle.
I’m not trying to convert anyone to be a vegetarian, but if you are interested in learning why I am vegetarian or interested in becoming a vegetarian, watch the documentary Fork Over Knives, or even just this trailer.
You’ll be stunned by what you’ll learn.
We have been lead to believe that we need a lot of protein in our diet, but humans don’t need animal protein and can get all the protein they need from a vegetarian diet. One cooked cup of spinach has about 5 grams of protein, and cup of broccoli about 4 grams, for example.
Our Juice Cleanse
Don is on his second day of his extreme juicing cleanse, and he’s lost 4 pounds (he wants to lose 30).
I’m waiting to get the go-ahead from a local company who wants me to try their three-day cleanse. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to start it — it’s going to help me with my goal to lose 10 pounds and get fit and toned again.
Don got very interested in this juice cleanse after hearing about the Australian Joe Cross who went on a 60-day juice fast. We watched his documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and seeing Joe’s body change so dramatically in just 60 days is inspiring. He lost 90+ pounds and was able to get off of all his medications.
Joe was 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids, and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help, Joe turns to the only option left — the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days to get off all his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle.
So this is what Don’s meal looks like right now:
And since I don’t want to waste all that organic fruit and vegetable pulp left over by the juicing, I decided to use it to make Landon and myself green smoothies with organic, frozen Acai that I got for free the other day (by liking their Facebook page).
I’m almost rid of all of my plastic containers – I now keep glass jars instead of recycling them and store all my dry food (cereal, nuts, etc.) and leftovers in them.