The 10 Day Produce and Protein Challenge

Many of you were inspired by my story of how eating lots, and lots of salads and good quality protein helped me feel so much better and have much better energy while writing my salad cookbook. It really made all the difference in the world for me with my energy and I am eager to see if it would help any of you as well.

This, as mentioned before, makes sense as Julia Ross in her book Mood Cures, talks about how we need all of those amino acids that protein provides and the micro-nutrients that vegetables provide. Together they give you the nutrients you need for a balanced body. (This isn’t to say that eating enough vegetables and protein is going to solve all of your problems, but it’s certainly a start).

But I thought it would be fun to try a ten day challenge all together. I want to get back on track in eating loads of salads and vegetables again now that my book is released. And I know that many of you wanted to see if it would help your energy too. So why not make it a group project? While it can take up to 6 weeks to really see the results of eating this way, you may be like me and notice a difference after a week, which can encourage you to keep the challenge going.

So here are the rules. It’s pretty simple.

The Ten Day Challenge

  • Eat high quality protein (eggs, cheese, meat, nuts, etc) three times a day
  • About 4 cups of vegetables (Multi-colored)
  • For 10 days.

While all the usual rules in eating well apply here, such as cutting out refined foods (white sugar and white flour), and eating plenty of good fats (saturated and unsaturated), the basic thrust of the challenge is to up your protein and vegetable intake. This doesn’t mean that you are cutting out carbohydrates, just upping your protein and vegetable intake and filling in with carbs.

The challenge will start next Friday, August 26th and goes to September 4th. Oh, and by the way, those of you who want to use my book for recipes to help in the challenge should probably order it sooner rather than later if buying a hard copy so that it reaches you in time. (The ebook you can have in seconds).

Anyone game? I would love to have you join me. Leave a note below and I will add you to the list of participants.

1. Kimi Harris
2. Liz
3. Michelle
4. Monica
5. Lisa
6. Brooke
7. Shonneky
8. Melissa H-R
9. Mary
10. Lisa @Granola Catholic
11. Carrie
12. Emma A
13. Jen
14. Monique Sauve
15. Melantha
16. Iris
17. Kim Woolley
18. Laurie
19. Krissa
20. Anna
21. Andrea
22. Stephanie
23. Laurie
24. Katie Ellen
25. Elsie @ Back to the Source
26. Spreti Valente
27. Tiffany A
28. Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z
29. Micaela Marques
30. Lesley Carol Prince
31. Gina
32. Holly
33. Nicky
34. Katherinemaestanley
35. Becky D
36. Amy
37. Penny
38. Laura
39. Sandra
40. Carrie L
41. Gabrielle
42. Mary P
43. Lynda
44. Len Fillmore
45. Sarah
46. Katherine
47. Noelle Noli
48. Kara
49. Rosy
50. Lara
51. Kelsey
52. Briita
53. Angela
54. Elaina
55. Joselyn
56. Mari
57. Paula
58. Michelle
59. Amanda
60. Denise
61. Rebekah
62. Kimborlee
63. Barb
64. Megan Mattinson
65. Cindy
66. Magda
67. Stacy
68. Suzie
69. France @ Beyond The Peel
70. Jenise
71. Tammy
72. Laura
73. Sarah
74. Shelby Winters
75. karla diaz
76. carrie @
77. Bobbi
78. Sheri Tanner
79. Holly
80. Joan Smith
81. Pamela
82. Margaret
83. Heather @CritterChronicles (plus husband)
84. Tracy E.
85. Jessica
86. Amanda
87. Elena
88. Leah
89. Kathleen
90. jennifer wrightington
91. Karen
92. janet m.
93. crazy4boys
94. Natalie
95. Soccy
96. Freya
97. Star
98. Angie
99. The Blums( X 4)
100. Leigh-Ann
101. Jill
102. Kristin
103. Lori
104. Ruth
105. Kacey
106. Jennibell
107. Sandy
108. Lyn
109. Shannon
110. Leah
111. Brite
112. Hannely
113. Jess
114. Laura King
115. Linds
116. Shaila
117. JenR
118. Esther
119. Rebeca
120. Erik
121. MeeLi Lee
122. Rachel Gillespie
123. Elise Sampson
124. Tammy
125. Cameo
126. Ami Self
127. Shari Vehrs
128. Lori Smart
129. Jennifer
130. Carla
131. Daphne
132. Jen B
134. Rike
135. Jani
136. Nic Williams
137. Maria Genthner
138. Tracy
139. Claire @The Food Refashionista
140. 103 Glenda Thomas
141. Jo
142. Sally
143. Stephanie
144. Elizabeth

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I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

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  1. Jo says

    I have been doing GAPS for a year now and wow what a difference. It is very much in line with your challenge so I am definitely in too! No grains for me though either. Time to up my veggie intake so thanks for the incentive!

  2. Elizabeth says

    Perfect timing for me. I just made up a menu plan guide sheet yesterday based on Julia’s recommendations for a higher protein diet with lots of low carbs that will work for my family. What a great motivator for me. Thank you!

  3. jan says

    I think this is a great way to health for most people! I have recently been reading “Metabolic Typing Diet” and it has helped me understand that this is how my body is at its best. I just bought your cookbook and am excited to make/eat veggies & proteins in your 10-day challenge!

  4. catherine dalman says

    I am going to be 60 yrs. old on Aug. 28,1952. I’ve had MS since I was 18. I’ve been following the Klenner treatment for years. I’ve had CCSVI in Mexico 2 years ago. Since then I do feel much better and my mind is more alert but my balance and endurance is not good and I still use two canes. I am going to take the 10 day challenge and hope to see a change.


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