Guest Post: Day 9 Raw Food Challenge + Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
“Today I took a mini road trip to visit my gramma who has flown here from NJ. She is staying with my aunt and uncle.
It was an EPIC milestone for me today because it is the first time, in nearly 3 years, that I have driven alone for more than 45 miles. My husband, other family members or friends have been carting me around, since my body can’t handle the stress of driving long stretches and my hands/fingers are unable to curl around the steering wheel and clutch it for much longer than an hour without splitting skin or getting crazy itchy.
I was able to slide my hands in our Hyundai steering wheel and keep my fingers straight while using my wrists and the weight of my arms to steer. Of course I could clutch the steering wheel for short periods when needed. But for the long stretches I steered with my wrists. LOL! I am not sure you can even picture that.
Anyway, I made it safe to auntie and uncle’s place. Now I’m typing this with 1 finger on my Smartphone as I ice my arms down from a mini itch meltdown now that my body is able to relax from the drive.
DAY 9 OF 30 DAY RAW FOOD CHALLENGE
I drank a quart of water as I hurried around the house packing. Then I ate 3 Frozen Lime Cashew Cream bars in between household chores.
Since I would be gone a few days and my omnivorous husband wasn’t going to consume all the vegetation in our home, I had to concoct something that would use up a lot of fruit and veggies.
I took the rest of yesterday’s Mango Cilantro Dressing (like I told you all I was gonna wind up doing) and threw it in the Vitamix (about 1 pint). I added 1 Cup Frozen Mango, 2 Cups Mixed Baby Greens, 1 peeled Navel Orange and 2 TBSP Superfood powder and blended it all together. That made a 32 oz Green Smoothie I took on the road.
Finally I got this bright idea and threw together Stuffed Bell Peppers.
First I made 1 cup each of the Basil Cheese and the Tomato Sauce from the Rawsagna recipe.
Next I diced 4 celery sticks, 1/2 a head of butter lettuce, 1/2 english cucumber and mixed that all together with 1/3 cup of the Yellow Squash Rice (leftover from Taco night).
Later, I removed the stems and seeds from three bell peppers. I cut 1/2 inch hunk off of the top of the peppers, diced it and threw it in the “stuffing” above.
Once that was all done, I used the “stuffing” to fill the peppers. (You can probably fill 6 Bell Peppers with the stuffing. I only had 3.) I took mine on the road but you should eat yours right away! They were good.
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This is encouraging news! The challenge is going very well at our house. Thankfully, my husband and kids are very encouraging due to all the suffering they have endured with me over the years with my migraines. I set up my fridge for week two by following recipes from both of you courageous ladies posts and having the fridge full of meals keeps the fear away of “what will I eat?” I am eating soooo much and it’s delicious and I keep having to share it with whoever sees it, LOL! During this challenge, we have had family visit for 4 days and gone camping ~ but I kept it together! Had all my goodies packed and carried them along everywhere I went and even had my own version of s’mores! Plus, I have already lost weight, and my skin is clear! I LOVE my make~ up and have not gone without it for years, but in the past few days my face has actually been naked, gasp! Also, our grocery bill did not change a bit~ so exciting right? Thank you Christine and Heather!
Stephanie this is awesome news! You are a total RawkStar! 🙂 I am amazed at how you have managed to do so well despite going camping and having family that may not be doing it with you. You are so prepared and determined. So happy you shared this with us, do you mind if I share this on my social media and website? It is a rawkin testimony of how it can be done and the amazing results that come from it. You totally uplifted my day hearing this!
Wishing you lots of GLOW on your journey to health. Xo
Please share! I’m very excited. I woke today with a migraine. But this is exactly when my worst migraine should hit and there is a major difference in this one. I’m in almost no pain and I’m on my way to a state park with the family, all my food packed and I’m in a very good mood. (My husband is driving while I text, lol!) Normally, I’m in terrible pain and overcome with depression and guilt because I can’t participate with the family. I always feel like I’m letting everyone down. From others who deal with chronic pain, I find its common to feel guilty about feeling bad. It’s terribly awful to do that to ourselves, but like I said, today is different. I’m amazed at my mental state and look forward to how the next couple days will turn out, as my worst pain is normally during these three days each month. I have felt incredible and out of pain for over a week now. My reason for participating in this challenge is now being put thru the toughest part of the test!
So happy to hear that Stephanie, I’m so glad you decided to do the challenge with us. Migraines are not fun so to be able to control them through diet will be a wonderful feat for you not to mention all the other amazing results you’ll see as a by-product. Keep up the great work! I will definitely be sharing to help inspire others! XO