This week was crazy busy. I had a concert every single night. I had a hard time getting health food for myself every day. I have to admit, I didn’t make the right choice every time. Now, don’t go thinking I fell off the wagon and dove into sugar and a carnivorous lifestyle. I didn’t go eating fast food. I just ate a few things that are not generally on the menu. I also ate way to late in the day. I paid for that choice. I often had a hard time sleeping and my gut began to ache by the end of the week. This coming week is a low key. I will be able to make all kinds of food at home. I am looking forward to healthy, leisurely eating!
This week I can focus on my health. This week I can focus on what Dr. Fuhrman says, “Your health is predicted by your nutrient intake divided by your calorie intake.” This week I have a plan to focus on nutrient dense foods. It’s not like I count any thing. I don’t count calories. I don’t count fats. I don’t count proteins. I just try to eat foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals.
I am determined to slow down the aging process, reduce inflammation, and to feel better.
I am determined to change my food preferences.
I am on my way!
So… Monday I ate sauted green beans and mushrooms for breakfast, leftover Italian bean soup for lunch (click here for the recipe) and a vegan version of a quesadilla for dinner. I am still working on perfecting the recipes, so I will posts those later.
On Tuesday I started my day with a green smoothie. I had a simple salad for lunch and I made spaghetti pie for dinner. It really was simple. Quick and dirty. I just put noodles in a pan and covered them with spaghetti sauce and veggie cheese. Again, that concert in the evening limited my time for making dinner.
Wednesday I ate a bit of a veggie stir fry for breakfast. I had my Cabbage Soup for lunch (click here for the recipe). I needed something super easy for dinner. I needed my reluctant 14 year old to make dinner. We went with a simple tortellini soup. Really. It’s easy. Dump two boxes of tomato soup in the pan and add a box of tortellini. Not the most nutrient dense, but it is something the teen who isn’t willing to cook will make.
Thursday started with a mixed berry smoothie. I ate a salad for lunch and salad for dinner. Again. A concert. My husband helped and made a taco salad for the family. He brought me my dinner at work. He gave me greens, tomatoes, black beans, olives, corn and salsa with a hand full of corn tortilla chips. It wasn’t half bad.
Friday was a busy day that started early. I had some leftovers from the fridge for breakfast as I dashed out the door. I had a salad for lunch. Dinner was late and I had more left overs.
Saturday morning I was too tired to think about food before I left the house early (before anyone got out of bed). I ate a cliff bar. (sheepish grin). For lunch I ate a yummy salad with cabbage and seeds. I had to work late, again, with one more concert. When I got home I was too tired to think and I made some ramen before climbing into bed. Bad choice. I really couldn’t sleep. oops.
Sunday is always a busy day. I got up late and didn’t eat breakfast. I ate potatoes for lunch before dashing out the door for a second church service. When we got home We made burgers for family and friends. I ate a veggie burger. My family had “beast” burgers. I also made a simple cabbage salad with apples. Later in the evening my husband made me tofu pudding (click here for the recipe).
Now I am on to a new week… a more relaxed week. I am hoping I make better choices this week.