Monday, May 21, 2012

Meatless Monday a new tradition

I've been reading a ton of books about our food industry and I have to tell you, it's pretty depressing. Our whole country is being poisoned by cheap, addictive food. I know, no duh - but when you really delve into how deep it goes it becomes even more sickening. I won't bore you with all of my wanting to rant about that right now...

I've been making the move towards eating organic and when possible - locally. Definitely cleaner. I've successfully given up all artificial sweeteners - it's got be at least 6 weeks now and I've really cut out most processed foods and I'm avoiding wheat. 

5 color stir-fry
This week I decided to finally make a move I've been thinking about for a while, a totally meatless day of the week - today I decided to do meatless Monday.

It was way easier than I thought it would be.

Breakfast was my standard 'organic' oatmeal.

Snack, a handful of raw cashews and a few raw almonds

lunch sweet potato and Dr. Praeger veggie burger with tomato slices (drizzle of olive oil)

snack - juiced carrot/lemon/orange and celery

dinner - brown rice, homemade hummus and 5 color stir-fry. Stir fry was yum. Onion, garlic, zucchini, red pepper, baby portabellas, grilled corn - drizzled with a little olive oil.

I'm feeling good and satisfied. Even hubby was happy with dinner - though I have to say he's come a long way and I really do drive the health boat around here. If I served him a greasy pork-chop, he'd eat it. If I serve him a veggie stir-fry over brown rice - he'd eat it. If I eat healthy, we all eat healthy. That's a good thing. 

I was going to have a cup of greek yogurt but I don't even need it. 

Do you have a meatless day every week? Would you ever? Do you have a picky spouse or family?

XO
Jen


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