Dunno if it helps any of you, but menu planning helps me. So here it is, hopefully you can get an idea or two!
The basic plan is to use what I consider the “Vampire Diet” to be, ie one that makes you feel better and hopefully live healthier, just like vampires have enhanced strength and so on. Nothing is going to make you immortal, but hey, it’s just a fun analogy.
Vampires have to be careful when, what, how and how much they feed so they aren’t discovered by humans…so eating mindfully is the big goal in the vampire diet. It might not hide you from humans, but hopefully it will make it easier to hide by decreasing our, ah, fluffiness.
The HOW of that little just-for-fun mental cosplay is
- Eat as whole and unprocessed as possible (not necessarily uncooked, I’m not convinced the “raw” thing is right), ie avoid high fructose corn syrup & artificial sweeteners like the plague (vampires don’t drink from the dead), minimize preservatives, refined sugars and white flour.
- Use meat more sparingly than before and as an ingredient more often than as a stand-alone entree, going meatless one day a week (I’m not sold on vegan either…sorry vampirette…but am down with ovo-lacto-pesco-veggie-ism & definitely with meatless Mondays).
- Keep the feeding frenzies to a minimum…human portions, one sweet or less per day
Monday – Cauliflower bake
Tuesday – boneless pork ribs and corn casserole
Wednesday – Chicken tacitos
Thursday – Polynesian Rice Bowl
Friday – Fried Fish with cole slaw