I don't know how the weekends go by so fast.
My Monday morning started with a Race planning committee meeting early this morning. I LOVE race planning- I'm the marketing director - and it's pretty much my favourite thing, I love brainstorming ideas to market our race (which, by the way, happens to be the best race in the world... But I'm biased of course!) and I really love finding ways to get Cape Bretoners more active. At least we held the meeting at a coffee shop. Coffee = idea juice.
Other than the early morning wake up (and even that wasn't so bad.. If there was anything I had to get up early for, running and race planning are my faves!), I had a pretty decent weekend. I was really stressed out most of last week and I really needed the time to just unwind and spend some quality time with my favourite furry little buddy. I feel refreshed now and more ready to take on the things that were stressing me out.
|Boy and I snacking on oranges. This is how normal |
people eat them, right?
Week 1 of being a vegetarian went really well! It's now been 9 days since I ate any meat and I have to say, I feel pretty awesome. Even though it's only been just a little over a week, I feel like I have more energy and I feel... healthier.
There are a few reasons for that. First of all, being vegetarian has forced me to eat more vegetables to fill up, and I've been more creative in preparing meals and trying to eat healthy. I've eaten almost no processed foods and I've gotten in tons of greens and protein through beans and lentils.
The biggest challenge thus far has been making meals that work for me and for my carnivore boyfriend. What I've been doing is freezing sliced up chicken so that I can throw a handful of it into a separate frying pan with a small drizzle of olive oil and saute it, then add it to Ryan's food.
Cooking vegetarian has taken a little extra prep time, but I'm finding that the actual cooking process takes less time.
Here are some of the things I've been eating this week:
1. Homemade vegetable curry - sauce is coconut milk with curry powder whisked together with small amounts of ginger powder, chili powder, ground coriander, sea salt, pepper and a tablespoon of maple syrup; vegetables include chickpeas, sliced white mushroom, portobello mushroom, matchstick carrots, green and yellow bell peppers and onion. I served it over coconut basmati rice (substitute coconut milk for half the water)
2. Grilled veggie sandwich with goat cheese and fresh basil;
3. Baked sweet potato with salsa and plain fat free greek yogurt (inspired by the Biggest Loser!);
4. Coconut basmati rice
Tell me something you did this weekend! Anyone run?
What did you have for supper last night?
What's a favourite healthy snack?
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