Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Change The World Wednesday

I have not shared a Change The World Wednesday with you in some time, but I like the one that begins today, so I am joining in this week to...Change the World.

The challenge, as it comes from Reduce Footprints:
This week, "plan an oven- and stove-free day, and no cheating and going out to eat! Have sandwiches, cut up fruit, veggies with dip, leftovers from a previous dinner that you can heat in the microwave**. Plan ahead and make a pasta salad you can eat cold for a few days. Have hummus, feta cheese, and spinach on a pita or wrap. There are tons of healthy, delicious meals you can have without having to turn on the stove! As an added plus, many of the meals are quick and easy to prepare!" **I'd like to bump up What A Card's challenge ... how about including microwave-free, as well.

As for me, I have not used a microwave in about 7 years, and I agree with omitting any microwaving as well. I personally believe them to be hazardous to our health, but if you are a user, give it up on the challenge day.

I think I am going to try to make Saturday my day for this challenge.

If you try it, share with me how it goes for you, and what you did to prepare.



ChurchOfGreenLeaders said...

This is a great idea. I have recently become almost vegan. As a side bonus, that I did not plan on, I am eating almost 85-90% raw. I am not a a health food nut at all. In fact my favorite food is Taco Bell. I also LOVE ice cream everyday after dinner. However, after going vegan: All these cravings are virtually gone. I do require a chocolate chip here and there, but hey who doesn't? I think a lot of people would be amazed at how healthy they would eat if they didn't use their oven or microwave for a day or two. Veggies and fruit don't need to be cooked. Oh, yeah, don't forget about sprouting.

Sinclair said...

I absolutely agree. I haven't used a microwave in over 7 years. I NEVER eat fast food. It took two years for the fast food cravings to go away after I quit. To me, hat means there are things in there that are addictive and not good for my body. I only eat natural, organic, local as much as possible, buy in bulk, and cook from scratch. It was a process over the last 6 or 7 years, but I am healthier, thinner, and feel so much better about staying informed!

n*stitches said...

Wow - what wonderful ideas! Thanks for inspiring me! I often think that since I recycle, I am doing all that I should. I fail to recognize all the other waste!