I stated on Monday that I was going back to a plant-based diet and I am now on day 4 and going strong. I am already feeling lighter with more energy, and lets just say that last night was a whopper, yet I am not feeling tired at all (we’ll see how I feel come this afternoon!). On a side note, I can’t wait until we get our third room finished for our new daughter. She is the NOISIEST sleeper ever! She grunts and makes all sorts of weird noises and when I get up to check on her she is totally asleep! The first 3 months are the hardest, right?
Anyway, onto my Tuesday eats! Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting this blogger get together every Wednesday!
Breakfast was eaten before I could snap a picture, but it was Oatmeal with ground flax-seed, vanilla soy milk, and frozen berries. Not anything too exciting.
Lunch was leftovers from the night before and they were delicious:
Homemade veggie burgers dipped in BBQ sauce and a salad with mixed greens, cucumbers, avocado, and spicy hummus. The recipe I used for the veggie burgers came from Oh She Glows and it is her Spicy BBQ Chickpea Burgers
I love the crunch that the sunflower seeds added, although, these would have been better on a bun (I forgot to get some from the store). But I mus say they held together really well and it was a lot better than buying sketchy frozen veggie patties from the store with an ingredient list a mile long!
In the afternoon I saw that I had a banana and a zucchini that was on their last legs so I decided to make Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from Happy Herbivore. I love this recipe because my daughter calls them “cupcakes” and she will polish off 2 before I can blink my eyes. She has no idea that is she is getting some fruits and veggies in each muffin. My second pregnancy caused my first daughter to become a picky eater. Too much eating out will do that to someone, so now I’m trying to get her back on the healthy eating band wagon a little at a time.
Dinner was something unexpected. This week I meal planned and told myself that no matter what, I was going to stick to it. Well, last night I realized that I didn’t have a couple of the ingredients I needed for at least two of the meals I was planning so I went in search of a recipe for something that I had the ingredients on hand for.
After a quick check of my Google Reader I found a recipe that looked easy and delicious: Coconut Ginger Curry Rice Bowl From PB Fingers. Who doesn’t love a one pot meal? The only problem is that I had run out of brown rice and had to sub with white. The great thing was that it was done and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
After getting back on the plant-based bandwagon I am feeling great. My cravings are going away and the scale even gave me some motivation this morning by showing me a lighter number. My only concern is that I feel like my breast milk supply has gone down a bit. I can’t tell if I am just being paranoid or if my little babe is eating more than normal. I’m monitoring it for the next few days and it is probably in my head. Other than that I’m feeling great, and only T-4 days until I can start exercising again (hopefully I will get the clear at my 6 week postpartum appointment next Monday).
Have a happy Wednesday!