Here we go! We are officially one hour and 25 minutes into the fast! I am so excited about this 10 day journey that we are beginning as we wholeheartedly seek God through fasting and praying.
In the worship program this weekend we included a list of all the foods to eat and not to eat. Also, you can find this list on the website. Looking at the list, you can get a little discouraged, so let me tell you about two things that will save you! Peanut Butter and Ezekiel bread!
How can you eat bread and peanut butter? Well, Smuckers makes an all natural peanut butter that is fast-friendly. You can find it in any grocery store in the peanut butter section along with JIF and the others that are not fast-friendly! Now, this peanut butter is a little different. Before you eat it, you have to stir it up. Since it is all natural, all the oil rests at the top of the jar until you stir it. Then, once you’ve opened it and stirred it, you keep it in the refrigerator. The taste and texture are a little different than the peanut butter you are probably use to, but give it a day or two, and you will learn to love it!
Ezekiel bread is another lifesaver. Why can you eat this bread? Because it is made from organic sprouted whole grains! Now, this will also take some getting use to! Put a little all natural peanut butter on it, and it will be a nice change from fruits and vegetables! You can find it in the frozen section of most grocery stores. Once you buy it and take it home, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator.
So, before you get discouraged, remember to be a little creative!
We’re in this together!