Guess what time I woke up this morning? 5:18am!And my body was like “go pee and go for a run.” I swear it was bizarre. It felt like someone was controlling me but I was wide awake! After my run, I went straight home to do back/ biceps/shoulders with the kettle-bells. My legs are still sore from leg day two days ago. But I love the burn.
I’m sure you guys can tell by my past WIAW that I am back on my vegetarian grind. It wasn’t something that I planned persay, I just found myself gravitating to less-no meat. My body was craving other goodies like more fruit, nuts and seeds. Perhaps the weather?Since pretty much the only non-vegan things I was eating was Laughing Cow cheese wedges, chocolate and the occasional yogurt, I decided to give it a go for the week. I’ve cut out dairy tremendously and I can’ tell my stomach is less bloated. And being less bloated means more energy; for me at least.First up is some groceries. Now I had oats, spring mix, broccoli and nut-thins in my house already, so I wanted a few extra goods. The hummus is actually pretty good, maybe a bit too lemon-y but I am happy it is sesame seed free as I am allergic (it gives me migraines).My quick lunch of a “pizza on wrap” has remained the same but since I am not using laughing cow I do this; 1-2 Tbsp of hummus, 1 tsp of Italian seasoning, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of both garlic powder and chia seeds and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper.Top it with whatever veggies you like or have a side salad! I also still do my little platters; this time hummus, flax crackers (or nut-thins) nut butter and trail mix. Sometimes I do a Kind Bar if I am extra hungry. And as you can tell, I sprinkle chia way too much.Now there is chocolate there and hence the almost vegan part, I wanted to finish up a few of my extra dark chocolate squares, but I will be getting some vegan chocolate this week. A girl needs her chocolate. Or I can make these too. What else do I eat? For breakfasts it’s usually oats with chia seeds, soy milk, agave and some nuts. Most of my snacks are either fruit or trail mixes. I’ve been on a pear, apple and banana kick. I bought some goji berries and cranberries to have with almonds. Plus some pumpkin seeds, which are all gone. Sometimes I even do roasted/ grilled veggies with rice and black beans. But since I haven’t been in a cooking mood, I am sticking to my wrap pizza’s, platters and salads.
Question: What are you favorite vegan meals? Any vegans out there have any tips or suggestions for me?! I would love some good food or snack ideas :]