7-Day Vegetarian Challenge
Join Jen (Marathon Mom) and I and become a vegetarian for 1 week. If you’ve ever considered a vegetarian diet this is the perfect opportunity to try it and experience the benefits of a plant based diet. To make this as easy as possible we will share recipes, tips and menu ideas throughout this week with the challenge officially starting on April 22.
Something to think about. The benefits of a plant based diet include:
- reduce body fat and maintain lean muscle,
- increase energy without coffee or caffeine,
- increase strength,
- increase endurance,
- improve sleep quality,
- improve mental clarity,
- reduce sleep requirements,
- improve resistance to infection,
- quicken recovery from exercise,
- reduce or eliminate sugar cravings,
- increase desire to excel.
Source: Thrive. The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier
Check out my personal experience of changing to a vegetarian diet at Benefits of A Plant Based Diet. And if you’re still thinking about it, read the Vegetarian Spectrum and find what will work best for you and your family.
This is a low key and no pressure challenge. An more importantly no guilt.
Watch for blog posts this week and final challenge details to be announced on April 21. Did I mention that we have prizes? Yes, a little extra motivation generously provided by out sponsors.
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For the past 2 weeks or so I’ve noticed that my menu planning feels boring and the meals aren’s satisfying. That means I’m more tempted to snack mindlessly. I don’t think it was so much that I didn’t like the meals I planned. I think I got into a menu rut and the fact that when I find a new recipe that I love I repeatedly add it to the weekly menu…over and over and over. That can quickly become a boring menu. So, to beat boredom and the snacking, this week I planned all new meals for the lunch/dinner, new smoothies for breakfast and a new salad dressing.
Basic Tacos with Seasoned Tofu
Panini with Hummus, Mushrooms and Spinach
Vegan Polenta, Kale and Eggplant Casserole
Vegan Veggie Enchiladas
Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
Quick Bran Muffins
Edamame Hummus and Crispbread
Dried Edamame and Cranberries
Do you ever feel like you’re in a menu planning rut? When you find a meal that you like do you have it so often that it becomes less satisfying?