BEST DAY EVER

SO 2 of my best friends Caroline McKinney and Grace Bagshaw are doing a 21 day VEGAN CHALLENGE!!!!!!  They’re getting anthropometric and biochemical assessments taken tomorrow and the challenge begins this Thursday!!!  In preparation for their challenge, I have been working with the chefs a lot more, asking them to make more vegan options!  They tried the Mediterranean Kale Recipe that I gave them that I blogged about before from Christine Lucas’s Thrive Eating Live class!

medkale

It was SUCH a hit!! EVERYONE LOOOVVEDD IT!! THEY WERE LIKE “THIS RAWWWKKSS!!”  Best. day. ever.  Also, notice this is a 100% vegan meal.  And I didn’t even touch the salad bar!  I could hear the song “its a perfect day” as I walked out of my Kappa Kastle to Foods and Nutrition Society meeting.

I also did some shopping to ensure my lovers won’t feel deprived!!

stocked

#Urbanmarket #unionrawks  And here are some guidelines I gave them:

Breakfast: (about 400 calories)

 

  • FRUIT ON FRUIT ON FRUIT!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
  • Regular Oatmeal w. water or soymilk (I used to make 2 packets and add chopped apple and cinnamon!!! NOM!!!)
  • Whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and banana sandwhich!  GRACIE YOU KNOW HOW TO DOO
  • Whole wheat toast with peanut butter!
  • ASK ME TO MAKE YOU A SMOOTHIE!

 

Naughty naughty breaky:

 

  • Flavored oatmeal varieties (loads a sugaa)
  • Reeses puffs are vegan too!
  • Bagels / white bread/ cinnamon sugar bread (so much sugar! Ech!)
  • Odwalla smoothie, cliff barz, etc. etc!

 

Lunch: (about 400-500 cals)

 

  • GREENS GLORIOUS GREENS ½ plate
  • Sprouts on sprouts on sprouts REMEMBER: sprouts have more protein building amino acids than anything ever!!!!!!!!!
  • Veggies on veggies on veggies
  • >¼ plate clean bean protein (chick peas, lentils, etc. etc.)  < ¼ plate whole grain (brown rice, quinoa, couscous, bulgur wheat, etc etc)
  • the topperss : hummus, salsa, guac, sunflower seeds, raisins, avocado
  • the dressins: squeeze a lemon, olive oil, balsamic, Italian, vinaigrettes are good (nothing creamy / ranch/ raw egg containing)
  • try the vegan options of course!
  • fruity fruit fruit for dessert!
  • Trail mix of sunflower seeds, raisins, and chopped up banana

 

Salad ideas I enjoy:

  • Happy Harvest salad: chopped up tiny apple pieces, raisins, sunflower seeds, a few onion strips (I love onions) ! and balsamic dressing over mixed greens and any unflavored whole grain and bean variety
  • Holy Hummus Salad- mixed greens with carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, and tomatos, ¼ cup plain whole grain variety with a dollop of hummus on top! Nom nom nom!!  Maybe a squeeze of lemon too!
  • Mexican Please: make it a vegan chipotle delight!  You know how we do!  Layer it: greens, sprouts, grain, clean bean, salsa, guac, NOM!

 

 

Snack: (about 200 calories)

 

  • Celery and carrots
  • Celery and peanut butter
  • FRUIT ON FRUIT ON FRUIT
  • Nuts and/or seeds/ trail mix
  • (anything in the breakfast list)

 

Dinner: (about 400-500 calories)

  • GREENS GLORIOUS GREENS ½ plate
  • Veggies on veggies on veggies
  • >¼ plate clean bean protein (chick peas, lentils, etc. etc.)  < ¼ plate whole grain (brown rice, quinoa, couscous, bulgur wheat, etc etc)
  • the topperss : hummus, salsa, guac, sunflower seeds, raisins, avocado
  • the dressins: squeeze a lemon, olive oil, balsamic, Italian, vinaigrettes are good (nothing creamy / ranch/ raw egg containing)
  • try the vegan options of course!
  • fruity fruit fruit for dessert!
  • Trail mix of sunflower seeds, raisins, and chopped up banana

 

Naughty Naughty

  • Any of the stuff I got in the bottom shelf in fridge in kitchenette or in the snack bag in the hot box!
  • Cliff bars
  • Vegan cookies
  • Chocolate almond milk

 

Transitions to consider!

  • Non-dairy milk from cow’s milk
  • Clean mean bean proteins from meats
  • Hummus, salsa, guac, fruit, nut, seed toppings from cheese or egg
  • Move from coffee to tea
  • Fruit or veggies or other healthy snack instead of some packaged jargin!
  • Smile instead of frown! Oh wait, you already do that!

My friends will be tracking their intake using the myfitnesspal app and their assessments will be taken again after the 21 days to see if there are any changes!!  WOO

Taught my first yoga class today too!  At 12 noon to the lovely retired and currently teaching faculty at the Ismail center in the Lambert Field house!  They were so appreciative and sweet!!  Also taught my second ever 20/20/20 class!  That rocked!  Life. Is. RAWESOME.

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