It’s been a while since I’ve done a WIAW post, mostly because I’ve been eating very boring meals. Well, boring in the sense that they haven’t varied much. As I have mentioned in a few other posts, I have been doing the Arbonne 30 Days to Feeling Fit plan to help cleanse my system. For this I cut out caffeine, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar as well as having a protein shake for my breakfast and lunch meals. During the month of February I have also been participating in the #plantPOWER challenge from Heather and Kasey so all of my dinners and snacks have been plant-based. How perfect then that this month’s WIAW theme is love your veggies!
Each day of the month the theme has been a different letter of the alphabet. Some days have been more challenging than others, but for today’s WIAW I’d like to share some of my own highlights so far.
My breakfasts have been pretty much the same every day: an Arbonne vegan protein shake (this one had added spinach and a banana), an Arbonne energy fizz drink with B vitamins instead of coffee (this one is citrus flavor), and an Arbonne vitamin pack.
Snacks have varied, but this was my “H” day snack – heirloom tomatoes and hummus!
For “G” day I made a homemade gluten free pizza complete with mushrooms, spinach, and vegan cheese. You can get the recipe here.
Another gluten free experiment came when I was craving Mexican food after a long run so I tried my hand at homemade gluten free tortillas for these veggie fajitas with bell pepper, onion, spinach, and avocado.
Another craving turned healthy (well, healthier) was this Buffalo Tempeh Stir Fry that I made with tempeh, buffalo seasoning, broccoli slaw, and vegan cheese.
I also took my #plantPOWER on the go. My Tuesday night class lasts until after 9 so I have been bringing plant-based dinners to go, like the lentil soup pictured above.
One of my favorite meals so far was on “K” day when I made a kale and kidney bean salad with broccoli slaw, sprouts, and a homemade vinaigrette. So many healthy things going on in this I don’t even know where to begin!
Finally, this dish is from a recent Boston Blogger meet up at Life Alive in Cambridge. This is the small size Explorer salad, described this way by Life Alive: “scrumdelyishus homemade lowfat Red Lentil Hummus, paired with sesame crunches, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, corn, spring mix and a sprinkle of shredded carrots and beets all traveling together with our fantastic honey wasabi vinaigrette. A dreamy destination.” All that was so true! Shout out to Jil for the photo since my phone died on my way to the meet up and she took the photo for me. In what other group of friends can you say, “Hey, will you take a picture of my food and text it to me?” without getting weird looks?