I'm discovering that there's a lot of delicious simple food. I used to be a big sauce user: from butter and salt on most things (many foods were basically butter vehicles, like popcorn, baked potatoes, toast) and a variety of curries, ketchups, salad dressings, you name it. Now I eat most things plain and I'm developing a whole different kind of preference for flavors. Here are some of my favorite things on the plan.
Hamburger patty with a little salsa, a baked sweet potato, steamed chard.
A big bowl of vegetable/potato/white bean soup with rice cakes and black bean hummus (can't do the chickpea thing, blechhhh!)
Steel cut oats, blackberries, banana, maple agave, pecans, rice milk
Chicken marbella (boneless/skinless chicken thighs baked with artichoke hearts, zucchini medallions, prunes, capers, and chicken broth), brown rice, kale and carrot salad
Amy's Sonoma Burger (quinoa/walnuts) with avocado, dill pickle, sauerkraut, raw turnips and radishes, and roasted beets
Amy's black bean chili with 2 cups of spinach wilted into it in the heating process. Served with half a small ripe avocado
Amy's golden lentil soup over brown rice and steamed cauliflower and greens
A gigantic organic salad from New Seasons or Whole Foods salad bar with 2 oz of healthy ham chopped and mixed in.
Favorite snacks: heirloom orange, rice cake with almond butter, apple and a few nuts, rice crackers and salsa, a Larabar or Kit's bar (dates, nuts, flavoring), cup of veggie soup and of course, a huge glass of green juice smoothie!