Snap! It is hard to keep up good eating habits when I am NEVER home! As a result I end up grabbing things I know are not the most helpful. But I do what I can and sadly, feel frustrated that I don’t have time for better choices.
Monday I ate a lasagna I made with vegan raviolis. I also ate a salad with vegan sausage, a few peanut butter and Ritz cracker sandwiches, a almond milk, sugar free blended chai tea, and a piece of french bread with pesto.
Tuesday I ate the last of the Lentils with veggies in Peanut Sauce I made the week before. I also ate a large salad with lettuce from my garden, pickled veggies and a few pretzels, and a couple Ritz crackers with vegan cream cheese.
Wednesday I ate a large salad with berries from my garden, a few pretzels, beets and olives for lunch. For dinner I ate a veggie burrito and a couple of corn chips.
Thursday I ate more of the lasagna I made with a salad for lunch with a couple pretzels and banana chips. I made a tofu with bok choy stir fry and a piece of whole grain toast with honey for dinner.
Friday I ate left over tofu stuff and cherries for lunch. I ate a veggie burrito for dinner.
Saturday I was still crazy busy. I ate a bowl full of berries and hummus with pita chips for lunch. I made a pasta salad with tons of veggies and vegan sausage for dinner.
I made Sunday my day to eat some animal product. I haven’t had meat for 8 or 9 months. My doctor said I should eat a little here and there and since he is who got me onto this Eat to Live/End of Dieting way of life, I knew I should throw it in, even if I wasn’t looking forward to it. For lunch I made a strata with eggs from my chickens, kale, onions and hot peppers from my garden and vegan cheese for lunch. I also had a few pita chips. I had some fish given to me, so I breaded it (to get my family to eat it) and baked it. I steamed some broccoli and asparagus as well. Oh… and I added some couscous. Just as I thought, my tummy hurt, but I did okay today, so it wasn’t an all together bad idea. However, I don’t think I want to eat meat again soon.
What I have learned through this experience of over busy is that a plant based eating life style also needs a more laid back life style in general. I need to find some ways to cut things out of my life… but how? Much of what I do I need to do for the time being.
Next week my life slows down a little and I plan on making a kitchen face lift. I think that will help!