Menu Monday

Busy Life means Simple Meals

Things are moving along in my busy life.  I haven’t been home on a Saturday for food prep for months!  Thankfully, I found these in the freezer of my local grocery store.  They save my bacon in the morning.  I dump one of these in the blender, add 1/2 of chai tea, 1/2 of almond milk or coconut mils, a scoop of dandelion, and a scoop of super greens.  BAM!  breakfast!

I found some pre-cut salads in a bag in the produce section.  All one needs to so is to ignore the dressing and all some cherry tomatoes, or avocados and I have an instant salad for lunch.  Thank goodness for that!

Dinners this week were fairly simple too.  spaghetti and vegan meatballs for one meal.

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Cashew Cabbage for a different meal.  Click here for the recipe.

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Creamy Avocado Pasta with Spinach and Corn.  Click here for the recipe.

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One night was Yakisoba… I just followed the package.

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I was at a conference Thursday through Saturday.  I had to be creative with eating out.  I had a stir fry of some kind, and my friend brought me a veggie burrito that was a bit unusual.  I started my monthly fast on Saturday evening and fasted through Sunday afternoon.

I have been contemplating the virtues of fasting and intermittent fasting.  I have a friend that lives this way and swears by the health benefits.   I have now read 2 books and countless articles on the internet on the subject.  I am beginning to think I may want to try the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting.  With this life style you only eat from 10m-6pm.  What time frame you eat doesn’t really matter.  You just need to limit your eating hours to 8 hours per day.  Then you lay off food for 16 hour.  As I understand the idea, those 16 hour give your body a chance to rebuild and recoup.  It even keeps your body in fat burning mode.  It isn’t a “diet.”  It’s a eating pattern.  It is said that this will help stabilize hormone levels, including insulin.  It is said to help decrease inflammation.  I could use some of that!

I am still pondering the idea.  What do you know about intermittent fasting?

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