I have been eating pretty well recently (both in deliciousness and health). I have maintained a plant based/centered diet for the past week and a half (at least), and I honestly can say that I feel better!
I feel great about myself that I have stuck to this. It’s not a diet, it’s not a trend, it’s not a phase. It’s just a conglomeration of my choices!
If you would have told me a year ago that I would put down my pancakes, bacon and eggs and picked up on of these for breakfast, I would have laughed at you.
Then I would have really gotten a chuckle out of it, if you told me that I would slurp this and call it delicious!
Present me: It is so so delicious!
Remember when I said eating color is key? Take a look at my lunch/breakfast prep table:
I am very proud of myself.
I have cut out the mayo addiction, and introduced myself to hummus instead:
I never skimp on the veggies:
And I have discovered the nooch:
And, I have to say, I don’t miss the meat.
Does that mean I passed up the sample of beef with a red wine reduction from Central Market? Nope!
But, I didn’t buy the ingredients to make at home, and left with some tempeh instead. Simply Shaka has some fabulous meal ideas for tempeh that I’m wanting to try out!
I have to say that it took me a while to figure out that there is no magic cure for my health/weight issues. It’s a day by day lifestyle change that comes from me wanting to and not just because it’s in a program.
And, my way is much more worth it!
Side note/question: This weekend I’ll be making some delicious Indian food, including naan, daal makhani and vegan kheer. Anything you want me to try out? I have space for one more dish and I am willing to take reader requests for recipes!