Menu Monday

Working to Keep My Head Above Water

My life is a bit out of control.  I am rarely home, and I am struggling to keep my plant-based diet a healthy plant-based diet.  All too often, it takes a lot of prep work (time), and eating time to make a plant-based diet a success. Not only that, most of the people living in my home don’t eat the way I do.  I am struggling to make meals that suit the needs of the extra people – young and old.  They all like meats and treats and it is expensive to be a restaurant with many choices of meals.  I can’t keep up.  I have continued a bit of success as a vegetarian, but I am struggling to make every bit truly count.

Even though I am not as successful as I wish I would be (I know the fault is all mine) with living a true nutritionarian lifestyle as suggested by Dr. Joel Furhaman, I am noticing that I feel better over all.  I feel better energy throughout the day.  I am still full, even with a diet of all vegetables in a given day.  My skin is clearer. 

Here are a few tips that are keeping me moving in the right direction:

Make what I can ahead.  Soup and multi-serving dishes and casseroles are a lifesaver.

Baked squashes in the fridge give me something quick.  My favorite is spaghetti squash with some kind of sauce.

Cook dried beans in the insta-pot.  Talk about a time saver!

Hummus.  That is a life saver!

Herb tea!  It’s been cold and I crave something warm.  Herb tea always hits the spot.

Now… these tips are help me eat, to some extent, something that is good for me.  Still.  I struggle.  I haven’t even been very good about taking pictures of my foods.  However, starting today, I am committing to to taking the time to take that picture.  If I am not proud enough to show it in a picture, I shouldn’t be eating it.  So this first day of pictures (which you will see next Monday) will feature a Doritos.  I am not proud of that.  However, being truthful and up front about what goes in my moth will make a difference in the long run.

On the up side, I began Figure 8 exercise today, did some yoga, and read my scriptures.  I am counting that as increasing my overall health as well.  

Pray for me.

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