It’s Oktober in Zinzinnati! This week in celebration of Oktoberfest we have German Sauerkraut Soup on the menu.
I love this soup because the leftovers make for good lunches later in the week.
Tuesday we will be having pork chops with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli & cauliflower.
Also on the meal plan for the week is spaghetti with dice portobello mushroom “meatballs.”
Next we will be having black beans and rice (which also can be use for lunches later).
On the meal plan for Friday is shish kabobs. I like these because I can go meatless and yet Mr. Resistant doesn’t have as much to gripe about.
Since March I’ve lost over 15 lbs! 🙂
As far as I’m concerned, meatless days put together with increased greens have been a big part of my success. At the beginning of November I’m going to have my cholesterol levels rechecked and see if I’ve made progress there too.
In case you haven’t been following along, I have been taken with the ideas presented in Dr. Esselstyn’s book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure. It is hard to believe, as he points out, that more than $250 billion is spent annually on heart disease in the United States. Yet most of that money is spent on treating symptoms through medications and interventions rather than prevention.
In the book, Dr Esselstyn talks about how the fee-for-service model we practice in this country keeps preventative medicine from being a priority in a doctor’s life.
This excerpt from the book pretty much sums it up: “I once asked a young interventional cardiologist why he didn’t refer his patients for a nutrition program that could arrest and reverse their disease, and he replied with a frank question:”Did you know that my billed charges last year were over 5 million dollars?”
There it is.
It is up to you to be in charge of your health.
Learn to make Oktoberfest German Sauerkraut Soup and lots of other delicious meatless meals in my nutrition course.
Start your adventure to a healthier you here.