Week #2 is complete. Did pretty well. Energy levels are still very high, and I still got in my normal exercise routine.
I went to a kid’s birthday party and fought the urge to eat some pizza that was conveniently placed right in front of me. It was a great test of my will power, as I loooooooove pizza 🙂
Midway through the week, I realized I was still taking fish pills. Since this was a habit of mine to take these first thing in the morning, it didn’t even clue into me. Since they are not vegetarian, I’m going to take a break from taking them. Will just have more flaxseed to get my Omega 3’s.
Aside from the fish pills, it was another vegetarian week. So so close to it being a vegan week. I snuck a couple of handfuls of chocolate-covered almonds (oooooh…I love them) and some chocolate mint M&Ms, yum.
Since starting being a vegetarian two weeks ago, I’ve noticed that healthy foods can taste good too.
Huge thanks to my wife Tiffany. Without her, this transition would not be going as smoothly. She has been doing lots of reading on eating clean and spending extra time with the food prep.
Some new things and some favorites from the past week…
Chana Sag (chickpeas and spinach), roasted Brussel sprouts, steamed cauliflower, wild sprouted rice, and quinoa.
All vegan. Recipe from Forks over Knives book. I absolutely love this dish.
New additions to my smoothies…Kale and Spinach.
I packed a bunch into the cup, mixed it up, and could barely taste a difference.
Homemade vegan black bean and sweet potato patties in a wrap with salsa and guacamole and a side salad.
2 big thumbs up from me and the kids. (Click here for recipe)
Green Monster Smoothie
Almond milk, kale, spinach, a little bit of Vega One, frozen banana, frozen berries, a little bit ‘o peanut butter.
The kids requested this a couple of times this week.
I traded in my normal pepperoni and cheese pizza with a good vegetarian alternative.
Bruschetta mix with spinach and vegan parmesan spice all on a whole wheat crust.
Side of veggies and some black bean and sweet potato patties
Date night with the wife. We went out to an awesome all-vegan restaurant.
It’s called The Naked Sprout in Burlington, Ontario.
Check out what we had…
Cashew basil pesto, tomatoes, olives on brazil nut thyme bread topped with cashew cheese.