I made a major grocery run yesterday so that we would have plenty of food in the house. I went to 3 different stores and got food that both Dustin and I could enjoy. Since we will be moving soon (hopefully), the urge to eat out is clear and present, so instead of going out to eat every night, I bought food that would be satisfying, but not diet destroying.
Although, after I looked at all of the pictures I took all day of my eats I noticed that veggies were nowhere to be found!? The theme of this month is VEGGIES after all!
Breakfast: Oatmeal, as always. Nothing fancy just Quick Oats, Flaxseed, 1/2 a banana, and Agave Nectar. The perfect pre-workout meal.
Morning Snack: Chocolate Coconut Larabar (unpictured)
Lunch: I was so excited to try out my lunch today. I LOVE pizza. It is absolutely, without a doubt, my most favorite food. So when I started eating a more plant-based diet I didn’t have a lot of wiggle room when it came to this glorious meal. I went to the health food store and bought some “alternative” mozzarella cheese, and some “pepperoni”. I had such a great experience with the Italian Tofurky, that I thought I could venture onto something different.
My ingredients: La Tortilla Factory Low-carb Tortilla, Daiya Mozzarella “Cheese”, and Yves No -Meat Pepperoni.
I layered a tortilla with Classico spaghetti sauce, fake cheese, and fake pepperoni. Then I broiled it in the oven to make it “melt”.
Looks pretty good, huh? Well, it WASN’T. In fact, it tasted like ass. Ya, it was THAT bad. I took one bite, and immediately threw it in the trash. So much for trying to create a plant-based version of my favorite food. I will just have to have a REAL pizza from time to time to calm my cravings.
New (and much better) lunch:
This lunch, on the other hand, was awesome! Low carb tortilla with brown rice, black beans, and a mashed up avocado with a little garlic salt. It totally hit the spot, and took the taste of the “pizza” out of my mouth. Now let’s never speak of this again, ok?
On the side of my lunch I had an apple and 1/2 of a Kombucha:
Dinner: My body was CRAVING meat. I veered from my meal plan (which had meatless fajita’s on the menu), and decided to make some White Bean Chicken Chili. It is basically chicken, broth, white cannelloni beans, and green chili’s. I topped it off with some crushed tortilla chips and a dollop of plain greek yogurt, and I had a delicious dinner that my body was happy with.
I’m trying to give my body the things that it wants (healthy wise), and just go a little more with the flow. It feels like the more foods I try to take out of my diet the harder it has been to eat well. I’m counting calories, and if I eat the right portion size, and don’t go crazy, I should see a loss on the scale. We’ll see.
How many grocery stores do you go to when doing your weekly shopping?
Ever experimented with fake meats or cheese’s?
Eaten anything memorable lately?