The Journey Starts Here

Ok, guys, so here goes.  Day 1 of the Vegan Whole Foods challenge was a success.

Breakfast was Banana Ginger Pancakes and a Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie.  Recipe for the pancakes is from The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Dr. Neal Barnard.  You can find the link to the recipe here:  http://wholefoodideas.blogspot.com/2011/02/banana-ginger-pancakes.html

The smoothie was my own concoction:

1 cup rice milk

1 ripe banana

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup fresh spinach

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender (I LOVE my Vitamix Pro 500)) and enjoy!

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Please excuse my very poor food photography skills.

Lunch was leftovers from the other night – Tahini Lemon Brown Rice & Beans with Pan Fried Tofu.  The recipe (minus the tofu) is from Vegan Yum Yum and can be found here:  http://veganyumyum.com/2007/03/tahini-lemon-rice-and-beans/.  I left out the seitan because I didn’t have any and making it from scratch takes a long time, thus why I added the tofu instead.  It would still be great without either though.  For the record, I haven’t met a recipe I didn’t like from  Vegan Yum Yum, so check out her blog and/or cookbook for some delicious healthy dishes!

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Dinner was a new recipe I found on Pinterest.  I am in love with Pinterest…just like I love my cookbooks.  The recipe for Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad can be found here:  http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/04/crunchy-cashew-thai-quinoa-salad-with-ginger-peanut-dressing/#more-5586  It was delicious and gorgeous!

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I forgot to take a pic before we ate, so these are the leftovers in a tupperware.  It looks just a gorgeous in tupperware as it did in our bowls.

Between lunch and dinner my sweet tooth kicked in so I indulged in one of the Raw Peanut Butter Cookies I made the other day.  Shortly after I also had about 1 cup of raw sugar snap peas (no picture…I think you all know what those look like…they were super yummy though!).  The cookie recipe can be found here:  http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2013/01/raw-peanut-butter-cookies/.  So yummy!  The kids love these too and you won’t feel guilty about giving them this treat.  They taste like peanut butter cookie batter…delish!

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Workout:  I have been doing the 30 Day Burpee Challenge for the last few weeks.  http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-burpee-challenge/  I’m on day 27, which calls for 85 burpees…so that’s what I did.  This challenge ends for me in just a few days (thankfully), but I’m looking for a new one.  Any suggestions?  I’m thinking the 30 Day Squat Challenge or the 7 Day Pushup Challenge.  The pushups would probably kill me as right now I can do about 10 modified pushups without my arms shaking.  So, of course, that’s probably the one I’ll choose.  🙂

I also ran/walked 2.68 miles on the treadmill while watching some of the drama unfold on The Bachelorette.  I didn’t see the end yet though…does James stay or go?  Or who really cares?

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4 thoughts on “The Journey Starts Here

  1. Nirvana

    Good job jenn! My day was a success too 😉 I honestly can’t wait until tomorrow so I can start adding more fruits and veggies again! Jason has also been doing awesome. I wish I could share my recipes but its just been kale, lettuce, broccoli, apples and pears in any way you want to make it!

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  2. Kirsten Gimm

    I’m not vegetarian but working on eating healthier and less processed foods and those recipes sound fantastic! Will have to try some soon!

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