Day 13

-Steel cut oats with brown sugar, cinnamon and handful of frozen blueberries-Used overnight cooking method- no waiting or measuring in the morning.  Click here for the recipe.  Used NO salt and no milk.
-Healthy Balance cranberry apple juice (see photo below)

-Pumpkin black bean soup- We have been making this tasty Rachel Ray five star rated Food Network soup for several years.  Click here for the recipe.  See entry on Day 9 for LID recipe modifications.

-Unsalted nuts
-Diet Coke

-Beef roast made in crock pot with Herb Ox salt free beef bouillon (see photo below), Kosher salt, onions. Gravy made from crock pot stock and thickened with plain/ all purpose flour.
-Rice made with water, Kosher salt, 2 tsp. olive oil.

-Fresh oven roasted green beans with onions and Kosher salt (To make the beans- clean and wash; place in single layer in large baking pan. Lightly drizzle with olive oil and Kosher salt.  Add chopped/sliced onions.  Toss.  Place in 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or desired tenderness.  Toss at about the 15 min. point.  We make these often- very delicious.)     
-Fresh peach and blueberry crumble.  (For two:  2 ripe peaches peeled and chopped, 1/2+ cup blueberries.  Place fruit in two large ramekins.  Mix 2 T. plain/all purpose flour, 1/4 chopped unsalted, chopped nuts, 1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup oatmeal in small bowl.  Mix and layer over fruit.  Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.  When not on the LID, I use about 2 T. softened butter in the topping and serve with ice cream.)
Fresh peach and blueberry crumble.  Use any fruit combination you have on hand.

New Products Used Today
Zero % sodium; low sugar.  No red dyes.

Salt free, Beef flavor bouillon.  No MSG and Gluten free.


  1. The peach and blueberry crumble mentions to add Ice cream on top. Ice cream is a milk product and cannot be used in lid. Just thought I would mention this so no one makes that mistake.

    1. Thanks- yes, I hope folks see the last line "when not on the LID, we use ice cream."

  2. I also don't understand or is it allowed to eat -Pumpkin black bean soup- during such diet? - though it contains BLACK beans ( that should be avoided when on LID) and cream (milk product- also to be avoided)...

  3. oh, i see you dont use cream in this recipe, but "The National Institutes of Health diet says to avoid these beans: red kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, and cowpeas." So, "navy" beans, if i uderstand it correctly, are the "black" beans the same??