And so concludes our foray into strict eating – what comes in Phase Three of the Maker’s Diet is what we’ll be sticking with indefinitely. This morning marked the beginning of this, and my husband toasted the sunrise with chocolate milk and Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread topped with a fried egg. The milk was an indulgence, but it’s his favorite. When we spotted the low pasteurized/non-homogenized drink at our local Whole Foods, I couldn’t say no to his pleading yet hopeful face. Like I’ve mentioned before, this diet has brought out more cravings in the boys than the girls!
As for the girls, we’re getting back to the more familiar territory of our former eating habits in many ways, with the exception of exclusive organic foods and very limited grains. What we CAN have though, is so numerous that I’m sure we won’t miss out. Plus, there’s the fact that since purchasing my food processor and dehydrator, I’ve managed to make not only tortilla chips, but also pizza dough, sweet potato chips, and cookies (all made with almond meal)! Personally, I would have been content with only Oatmeal and Sweet Potatoes, so the foods available to us seem generous, indeed.
Phase Three Approved Foods
In addition to all Meats, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy, Fats and Oils, Vegetables in Phase One and Two:
Beans and Legumes (Organic, Soaked or Fermented): Pinto Beans, Split Peas, Red Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Broad Beans, Lima Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Edamame (in small amounts)
Nuts and Seeds (Organic, Soaked): Almond Butter (roasted), Tahini, Pumpkinseed Butter (roasted), Sunflower Butter (roasted), Peanuts (dry roasted, in small quantities), Peanut Butter (roasted, in small quantities), Cashews (raw or dry roasted, in small quantities), Cashew Butter (raw or roasted, in small quantities)
Fruits (Organic): Banana, Papaya, Mango, Canned Fruit (in its own juices), Dried Fruit (no sugar or sulfites)
Beverages: Raw Unpasteurized Vegetable Juice, Raw Unpasteurized Fruit Juice, Organic Wine and Beer (in small amounts)
Grains and Starchy Carbohydrates (Whole Grain, Organic, Soaked, or Sprouted is Best): Sprouted Ezekiel Bread, Sprouted Essene Bread, Fermented Whole Grain Sourdough Bread, Quinoa, Amaranth, Buckwheat, Millet, Kamut (in small quantities), Sprouted Cereal, Oats (in small quantities), Brown Rice (in small quantities, pre-soak in water in an acidic medium for 7-12 hrs before cooking), Spelt (in small quantities), Barley (in small quantities), Whole Grain Kamut or Spelt Pasta (in small quantities)
Sweeteners: Pure Maple Syrup