Welcome to Week 10 of What I Ate Wednesday! Memorial Day marked Day 1 of my Plant-Based and Gluten Free 30-Day Challenge. In June of 2011 I completed a 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge. Followed by a Personal Juice Challenge and then a 30-Day Vegetarian Challenge in March of this year. All in all I’ve been challenging myself with a goal of finding optimal health and life long wellness. That brings me to today. What feels right, the most logical and the nature progression of things is to try a 30-Day Plant Based and Gluten Free Challenge. It’s only 30 days and my diet has been lacto vegetarian for about 3 months so, really, the only difference will be no dairy and no gluten. How hard can it be right? We’ll see.
The first week is tweaking my menu so that 1. I’m eating enough calories to sustain running and workouts and 2. the timing of meals and snacks prevents me from feeling overly hungry.
My morning started with a Fat-Burning, Metabolism-Boosting, Detox “Special Tea” while the coffee brewed. An interesting combination of lemon, cinnamon and cayenne.
My not-new morning coffee.
Overnight oats, my new breakfast favorite! I finally tried Oh, She Glows’ Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats. After an early morning 5 mile run I showered, went outside and enjoyed a leisure breakfast on the deck. I should start every day like this 🙂
Then a small snack of Mary’s Gone Wild Crackers with Almond Cheddar Style Cheese.
Along with my search for tasty vegetarian mexican recipes I am a huge fan of Tony Horton and his philosophy behind health and fitness. So, when I saw this recipe by Karma Chow, Tony Horton’s Famous Vegan Burrtios, I had to try it. It’s one of the best vegetarian burrito recipes so far! I didn’t hesitate to have last night’s leftovers for lunch.
I won a box of Larabar at the Flying Pig Marathon Expo! I eat Larabars often and was excited to try the Uber products. The Uber Bananas Foster was the perfect snack.
Another recipe that I’ve wanted to try for months is the Healthy Foodie’s Raw Cauliflower Detox Salad. Sonia is one of my favorite foodies and she has out done herself with this recipe. The fact that my anti-almost-anything-green daughter eats it is a surprise and a bonus!
Visit Peas and Crayons for more delicious eats.
What’s on your menu this week? Have you ever challenged yourself to change your eating habits? Do you have a favorite plant based recipe to share?