Okay, today I was a little sick of eating salad. I just couldn’t bring myself to eat one for dinner. I really wasn’t all that hungry and I had a ton of fiber today, so I just felt salad-ed out. I need to make exercise a priority. I was extremely busy today and we just got home from our nursing home ministry and it’s 8:00 at night and I just don’t feel like exercising. I need to find my groove for doing it. I think I definitely need to do it in the morning, because once my day gets busy, the next thing I know is that it’s late and I’m too tired to exercise. So, I guess my number one priority will be to go to bed earlier so I can get up earlier. Okay, I put that out there. Now I have to follow through with it.
Here’s the run down for the day:
Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Date Smoothie (I added a couple of dates to my strawberry smoothie to sweeten it up – I was in the mood for something sweet this morning)
Lunch: I took my leftover cauliflower ‘cheese’ sauce and added some spinach and mushrooms (yummy); salad topped with black beans, a little dairy-free cheese, and Dijon date dressing
Snack: banana with almond butter
Dinner: I’ll call it Millet with vegetable gravy. This was my first time eating millet as a grain. I’ve used millet flour for baking bread, but never ate the grain. I really liked it. It was a little coarse textured, which I like. I just cooked 1/2 cup millet with 1 cup of water and a teaspoon of Spike. Then I took some mushrooms, broccoli, eggplant, and carrots and water sautéed them, added some Spike and water and thickened it up with a little arrowroot. This is comfort food at its finest. My family was having chicken and dumplings, so I felt like having some comfort food too. It was really tasty.
Dessert: I had a yummy banana oat bar before the nursing home.
I’m enjoying trying different vegan recipes. I feel so much better. Now, if I can get the new cat to sleep somewhere else besides my chest tonight, I’ll probably have a better night’s sleep. So, the plan is to go to bed a bit earlier and get up earlier to exercise. I already know that I won’t have time tomorrow during the day. We have company coming over on Saturday, so I have to prepare for that plus I’m making things for Easter dinner at Mom’s on Sunday, plus I’m making an Easter dress for my daughter, which is taking a lot more time than I thought it would, plus I have to think of food to make for myself. On Saturday, we’re having lasagna for company, so I’m making myself a veggie lasagna, with zucchini as the noodles. On Sunday, I’m going to make a raw cheesecake for dessert, but I don’t know what to make for myself for dinner. I making twice baked potatoes for the fam, and I’m thinking that doesn’t really fit in with the Eat to Live diet. Argh – gotta keep focused! Maybe I’ll also make some twice baked sweet potatoes. I haven’t made them in years. It’s a Moosewood recipe. Okay, I’m back in focus now.