Back on Track Meals
After a week of Thanksgiving food...what now?
Maybe it's hypocritical, but here are some phrases I HATE:"Back on/off track""Fallen off the bandwagon""Back in the saddle"
I hear all three used in reference to people's health, and what I hate about them is it makes health/fitness seem like an on-again, off-again thing. I lived that life of "starting over" with my healthy habits every single dang Monday, for YEARS, and it's just no way to live.
Having said that, I titled this blog post the way I did, because despite my long-term commitment to health, sometimes I'm more "on it" than other. This past week with a big move, Thanksgiving, and then a weekend of heavy tailgaiting, I have NOT been feeling my best, and I've caught myself slipping out of healthy habits I thought I had down rock-solid (not drinking enough water, sleep schedule all over the place, eating sporadically and not enough whole foods, etc.)
Whether you're in a lifelong relationship with healthy habits, or truly are starting from square 1, sometimes we all have to hit a reset button and get over our own crap. If you, like me, need some reset meal ideas, these are exactly the ones I'll be making and eating this week. Just like drinking water, exercising, or any other healthy habit, the more of something healthy you do, the more you WANT to keep doing it--you just gotta take that first step!
Breakfast* Ideas: Tofu Scrambles or Tofu Omelette
*I start EVERY single morning by drinking a big old glass of water--at least 16 ounces, before I do anything! This is a must for me! After that, one of my favorite breakfast options is a scramble, especially since my priorities this week are eating plenty of veggies and upping my protein. Another new favorite of mine is a tofu omelette, which honestly, I find yummier (and definitely healthier) than the egg-y original.
Lunch Idea: Tempeh Thai Budhah Bowl
Dinner Idea: Lentil Mushroom Loaf
One thing I love about vegan food? Traditionally heavy, unhealthy dishes like meatloaf, actually qualify as healthy and wholesome when made vegan! This lentil/mushroom/nut "loaf" is protein packed and filling, but won't leave you feeling meh.
Snack Idea: Superfood Shakes
If you've been around for a minute you've heard me say this already, but truly, when I need to reset my health in any way or get to feeling better STAT, nothing trumps my superfoods. This week I'll be downing two of these bad boys a week, and I am NOT mad about it. You can't not feel better from drinking a blend of 70 vegan superfoods every single day--ones most Eastern cultures have used as medicines since forever.
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