The diet for the Whole Life Challenge is based on paleo diets. Those are whole food diets that rely fairly heavily on meat. As a vegetarian this is totally not going to work for me. I am also lazy when it comes to eating. I want to eat immediately when I am hungry. I don’t want to cook then. But, I like to cook and I like variety so I decided to try to cook meals and freeze them ahead of time.

I went on a big food shopping trip today. I started making up a bunch of stuff. There would be more if I hadn’t smashed the food processor into bits. That stopped progress on several meals. Oh well, I had been thinking about the fact that I really should just go buy a new one because that one was damaged in several ways that made it very difficult to use. I guess the universe agreed with me!

I’ll be posting things I make as I try them so I can report back on whether they are any good or not.

First things first. Dessert!

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

This recipe as it stands isn’t Whole Life approved because it uses yogurt so I modified it.

  1. Take one whole ripe banana and mash it with a fork.
  2. Stir in an equal amount of nut butter
  3. Mix in a bit of cocoa powder (If anyone comes on here and tells me that it is processed so it is cheating, I’ll be very pouty.  I wasn’t sure if it was legal but it said just “pure natural cocoa”. Shut up.)
  4. Add a small amount of almond milk until it is the consistency of pudding.
  5. Make bite sized sandwiches with the filling between two slices of banana.
  6. Put on a cookie sheet and dust with cinnamon.
  7. Freeze.  When solid transfer to a container.

These are good.  I like them bite sized because when you pull them out of the freezer and pop them in your mouth they take a minute to thaw.  That way they last longer!

I also peeled and froze a few extra bananas in order to make banana “ice cream.”

  1. Take a peeled frozen banana and mix it in a food processor until it is the consistency of ice cream.  Be patient.  It will get there. Promise.
  2. Mix in any other flavoring (fruit, vanilla, cocoa, peanut butter, etc) you like.