One Week Wholefoods Challenge – Feb 2012!

Roll up, roll up! It’s time for a bite sized challenge that will kick-start your wellbeing and have you equal parts zinging with energy and cruising with calm. Sound good? Then read on.

So here’s the deal:

♥ For one week from Monday 13th of February – Sunday 19th December I am going to be doing my darnedest to eat only wholefoods. This means no junk food like: chips, chocolate, burgers, icecream, candy, biscuits etc. I would like you to join me if you feel so inspired!

What can we have instead?

Instead we will feast like Kings, Queens & other noble folk on everything that is GOOD FOR US! 🙂 This means wholefoods and herbal teas, smoothies and lean sources of protein – I would encourage you to cut out as much meat as possible for this one week, if you eat it, otherwise try and get free range! You can get all your protein needs met from vegetable sources such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, avocados and, my favourite, quinoa!

How do I keep track?

Commenting on this post! I’ll be coming back and updating my diet day-by-day so you can check out what I’ve been eating, I’d love you to share your daily menus (and how you’re feeling) in the comments section below and ask any questions you need answered + check out what other healthy delights participants have been tucking into.

Recipes & resources:

These links should help you on your way! Remember, if you have any questions or need support then post a comment below, lets try and help each other out 🙂

Recipes

Fresh & Easy Summer Quinoa Salad – a staple of mine.
Stove cooked porridge, plus roasted almond snack
The Amazing Epic Salad of Goodness / Life (TM) – !
Mango, Avocado & Butter Bean Salad
Amazing looking superfood salad
A Basic Green Smoothie Recipe
Green smoothie #1
Avocado, apple & berry smoothie – a fun twist on the regular green smoothie.
Blueberry, banana & cashew butter smoothie
Healthy, snacky, fruity balls
Superfood Raw Fudge Balls – perfect for dessert, or when you just want something sweet!

Resources

List of whole foods from WH Foods – this website is the BEST resource! They have tonnes of recipes, all super healthy and tasty. Make good friends with this page!
Teresa Cutter – healthy Aus chef with incredible whole foods recipes.

PS. If you have any fantastique links to recipes etc please mention in the comments and I will add to the resources list!

SO LETS GET STARTED! Kick off monday morning with a healthy bang, personally I’ll be having a green smoothie to start my day. Comment below to get started! XOXOX

Monday

Breakfast

Green smoothie consisting of – frozen banana, 2 handfuls of baby spinach, large glass of water, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp pepitas, 1 tbsp organic beauty oil, 1 tbsp liquid vitamin b, 1 tsp floradix (mega smoothie!)

Lunch

Chickpea, avocado, cucumber, pineapple & black sesame seed salad (so good)

Snack

Bowl of Anskos brown rice porridge w/plum, apple & cinnamon

Dinner

2 x avocado on rye toast w/salt, mashed chick peas & sweet potato.

Breakfast

1 x Nudie Orange, Pineapple & Mango Smoothie (Had a crazy morning and was in a giant rush!)

Lunch

Mashed sweet potato and chickpeas

Dinner

Salad – 4 bean mix, dried cranberries, avocado, tomato.
Salad – cucumber, tomato & lettuce
Coconut water
Hummus & healthy crackers
Strawberries

(Valentines picnic!!)

Snacks

Sicilian herb & garlic roasted chick peas

&hearts (Wednesday, if you didn’t guess!)

Breakfast

Quinoa, pepitas & banana mixup
1 x Reboot Your Life Very Berry Good juice – and wow, was it good! More to come on this…

Lunch

Leftover four bean salad with quinoa & diced yellow capsicum and tomato
Green juice from PAWS Cafe

Dinner

A large corn cob, quinoa w/pepitas & lightly steamed zucchini

Snacks

Raw apple crumble with cashew cream from the PAWS Cafe (ahhh-mazing!)

Disclaimer: I’m no doctor, if you have a medical condition or are currently undergoing any form of medical treatment or taking medication, please check with your general practitioner before commencing any new program of eating.

19 comments

  1. Chizelle says:

    Looking forward to joining you all 🙂

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Welcome Chizelle! 😀 Can’t wait to see what everyone will be eating for the week. x

  3. Sabine says:

    I’m in, I’m in! Are there any no-no’s apart from junk? xx

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I’m going to be trying for as little processed food as possible, and no coffee (which is easy for me since I don’t drink it anyway, ha!) but really it’s up to you how far you’d like to take it 🙂

    If you want to switch some tea and coffees for something more herbal – peppermint or rosehip would be great – then please do so!!!

    Anyone care to share their food diary for the day so far? 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    Day One-derful…
    ACV & water, green juice, avocado on spelt toast sprinkled with Chia seeds (the grown up girls fairy bread?), fruit & organic yoghurt with buckwheat tips and almonds, quinoa chickpea and rocket salad with lemon-y dressing (thank you Louis Baxter inspiration)… Now my hardest descision is raw gogi cacao or almond milk chai tea for dessert!?

    Everyone else? aaandd go!….

  6. Karen says:

    Hello!

    My day has been:

    Breafkfast: home made hazlenut+vanilla muffin (sugar+wheat free) with sheep natural yoghurt and organic rasperries

    Lunch: salmon+avo sushi plus miso – on the run this was the healthiest I could find! But white rice doh!

    Dinner: baked salmon with quinoa, roasted pumpkin, zuchini, garlic, lemon, mint+more avo

    Snack: Artisana raw cocnut butter (to die for!), organic cashew butter, spirulina, barley grass juice

    Yuuum! I love reading what others eat so please post!

  7. Sabine says:

    Day 1 (yesterday) – brekkie: banana/yoghurt/maca powder/chia seeds
    Lunch: homemade spelt pizza with roasted veg
    Snacks: 1 clementine and some raw nuts
    Dinner: fried rice
    Late night snack: yoghurt!

    No junk! No coffee! Yay 🙂

  8. Hannah says:

    Everyone’s meals sound SO yum! I’m all for small changes & have been having lots of herbal tea (instead of black tea) 🙂 And coconut water with hibiscus is really delicious & a refreshing “pick me up” afternoon drink!! x

  9. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    LOVING reading all your meal plans, so inspiring.

    Karen, your muffin sounds incredible and Sarah I love your whole day of eating!!!!

    YUM. I’ve been updating mine as I go along, stay strong everyone 🙂 xox

  10. I am giving it a shot too! Not completely whole, but close!

    Today I had delicious grapes, strawberries, yoghurt and muesli for breakfast, vegetable and prawn stir fry for lunch, almonds and tuna for a snack, roast zucchini, tomato and haloumi for dinner, and for a snack I made some sugar free bran, date & banana muffins!

  11. Francesca says:

    After a 10 day gourmet holiday in Tasmania and a weekeend of cheese board indulgence in Rotto it’s time to detox…I started Monday too.
    On the menu today:
    Breakfast – two scrambled eggs on organic ryvita (you should always have proteins in your breakfast)
    Snack – a banana, a handful of almonds and four brazil nuts.
    Lunch – quinoa salad with grilled zucchini and eggplant, feta and lots of parsley (great diuretic if feeling bloated)
    Snack – five strawberries
    Dinner – grilled home made koftas with cucumber and yoghurt salad, tomato and parsley salsa and a healthy green salad sprinkled with finger limes (never tried before, quite fun)
    Drinks – a couple of cups of oolong tea (aids weight loss), decaf green tea and coconut water.

  12. Chizelle says:

    Sorry!!!! Completely forgot to come back and fillin what I’m up to.
    As you may (or may not) know I am participating in a 365 day challenge of The Earth Diet – 365 Days sugar free, preservative free, MSG free, chemical free, GMO free, flavourings free, hormone free, artificial anything free.
    Today was day 199!
    I started the day with 2 litres of water, followed by a litre of Green Smoothie. I usually do a litre of Green Juice but I have been very slack this week and been juiceless 🙁
    Lunch was roast vegetables and dinner was pumpkin soup.
    I did have another litre of water on it’s own and 1 litre of water with fresh lemon and a pinch of celtic salt, 2 x soy flat whites and 1/2 dozen squares of raw chocolate.
    I’ll come back tomorrow and keep you up-dated 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    Managed to do a healthy Valentine’s dinner apart from the wine! Smoked salmon with avo, fresh tuna steak with home-made salsa verde, portabella mushroom baked with fresh goats cheese and spinach and berries+natural yoghurt for pud 🙂

    Yesterday I had:

    Bfast: natural yoghurt, berries and cashew butter

    Lunch: rye toast topped with fresh goats cheese+avo

    Snack: home made coconut ice cream…simply frozen organic coconut cream! With kiwi+strawberries, handful of nuts

    Dinner on the run: brown rice tuna sushi (thanks Nippon!)

    Drinks: water, rooibos tea, green tea, super greens powder drink

  14. Karen says:

    I’ve been to Organic on Charles today to stock up. Planning a dinner of quinoa with a homemade sauce with basil, tomatoes, leeks, zuchini, garlic and pumpkin, with some organic trout fillets….

  15. Chizelle says:

    Day 200 of my Earth Diet challenge!!!
    Celebrated it with loads and loads and loads of Green Smoothie and am finishing up with organic pumpkin soup

  16. Karen says:

    I was very tempted by an after work drink but declined, came home and cooked a yummy concoction of roasted asparagus, tomatoes+pumpkin served as a warm salad with chickpeas, vegan pesto, avo and crumbled sheep milk feta. YUUUMMM!

  17. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I want to come to your house for dinner Karen! Hehe 🙂 XX

  18. Ashleigh says:

    I love this challenge – have been currently diagnosed by my naturopath as being too acidic and having too much yeast in my stomach/intestines so am following the Candida diet. Great help for some meal ideas through everyones posts 🙂


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