Monday, July 9, 2012

Whole Foods Plant Based Diet - What am I going to eat today?

So the big question everyday is, "What am I going to eat?" I must say for as small as I am you would think I eat like a little bird, but no no, that is not the case. I love food. I mean I'm not super adventurous with my food choices, but if someone told me I couldn't eat I think I'd cry. (I actually did have a mini meltdown when I was told I had GD with my first pregnancy. I mean come on, you do not tell a pregnant women that she has to watch what she eats...especially a women who was craving ice cream 24/7)

On this new "lifestyle change" I can still have a bowl of cereal, or just has to be cereal that isn't loaded with sugar and the waffles need to be less processed.
One example of a great hot breakfast that I really am enjoying is oatmeal. Who knew oatmeal was so good for your body, and that it can actually taste good, if you put yummies into it.

Hot oatmeal
Mix in:
nuts, berries, and milled flax seed
Drink with:
Orange juice and non-dairy milk

I cheated today and had a "fake" chicken patty, on a whole-wheat bun, with spinach, sliced tomato, and humus.
For my side I had carrot sticks
My drink of choice is water

Bananas, apples, chips & salsa

My cheat:
Today's cheat was chocolate pudding (made with soy milk, but still, the sugar probably isn't the best for me, but hey I need chocolate)

Pasta with red spaghetti sauce and vegetables
slice of whole wheat bread - with a sliver of real butter (I know I know)
glass of soy milk

I know that this meal is not a complete meal, but that is okay. I am still learning. I take a multivitamin, and I know that I'm eating better than before, and moving forward is way better than snack cakes, white bread, hot dogs, and extra cheese pizza. One meal at a time!

New favorite recipe and informational blogs:
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