Diet fads come and go. Remember the Beverly Hills Diet, the peanut butter and beet diet, the cabbage soup diet, or Atkins? We’ve done some crazy things to lose weight over the years.
Juice fasting is the latest trend in losing weight. But this is more than dropping pounds, it’s more like a nutritional holiday for your body.
Juice fasting popularity has been sparked by the inspiring documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Joe Cross takes us on a journey as he fasts for 60 days and gets others to join the juice parade.
Start with the Juicers
You’ll want a good centrifugal juicer for fasting. Look for one that has a big opening, is easy to clean, and extracts the most juice from your fruit. The Breville and Cuisinart juicers are going to be the best choices.
This water purifier by Waterwise does more than filter water. It’s a distiller for the ultimate in clean water. It also can handle up to 6 gallons of water a day and has a timer to let you schedule it to run over night for your morning coffee.
Now we need a really good food processor. The Elite Collection by Cuisinart features three bowls for making just the right amount. They are also self sealing, so you don’t have to worry about liquid mixtures dripping on the counter.
The stepped bowls also make it easy to do prep in the small bowl and then puree in the larger bowl.
These container sets help you save your food in meal-sized portions.
Now that you’ve got the equipment, it’s time for some recipes. This book by Lisa Barnes has plenty of tasty dishes for the little foodie.
This post was inspired by an Amazon list by Amber, who knows a heck of a lot more about babies than I do.
People look at me like I’m either crazy or a supermom when they hear I make my own baby food. It’s not hard! I prefer it for so many reasons…
I know what’s in it.
Baby gets a wide variety of foods. I think that’s why my one year old will eat anything. Jarred baby food doesn’t have much variety and a lot of it tastes the same. They aren’t exposed to many flavors.
Easy. Look how short my list is! You don’t need a lot of stuff.
Obviously it does take time, but I only spend about one hour, one day a week making her food. My freezer is stocked.