Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday and Tuesday Eats

All last week, I was eating crap and feeling bad about myself, but no more!  I can only take being a funk before so long before the pendulum swings back the other way.  This week is going pretty well.  Since last night, I brought you my recipe for Turnip and Tempeh curry, I thought tonight I would recap what I've been eating for the past two days.

Monday morning, I hadn't yet gone grocery shopping, but I knew I needed to have a healthy food plan for the day.  So, I got up in the morning, made a breakfast salad (one of my favorite things), a great lunch and some snacks.

My breakfast salad was spinach, raw zucchini, carrots and sunflower seeds.  I love putting in a little dressing and shaking the crap out of the salad.  yum yum.

For lunch, I had some of the leftover curry.  It was warm, hearty and a perfect lunch.  Before I headed to my doctor's appointment, I had a little hot snack.

Do you guys like these sea snacks?  I think they're delicious, but I end up getting crap all over me.

My doctor's appointment went like those things do, and I left in pain.  I'm not going to let it get me down this time, and although last time I really thought about eating for pain, I kind of fell apart when it got bad.  I am really striving to manage it better, which is going to be no alcohol and much more raw veggies.  So, I headed to the grocery store and bought TONS of organic vegetables.  I know that canned peas are not part of this raw veggie plan, but I saw it and thought it would make a good afternoon snack.

At least I got the low sodium ones.  These peas tided me over until we decided to make dinner later that night.  I wanted something light and healthy, so I went with greens and protein.

I made up a pan of brussels sprouts, kale (covered in a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast) and some baked tofu (plain, I like it like that.)  I cooked both together at 375 d F for 30 minutes.

I also decided to make up a sauce, since the tofu was plain.  So, I mixed a tablespoon of the vegan mayo, lemon juice, sriracha and mustard.  It makes a bright and spicy sauce.

After dinner there was zombie watching, book reading and bed!  I knew I wanted to get up in the morning so I could make green juice.  After the grocery store, I prepped, washed, cut and stored all the vegetables so I could just grab and go.

Pain-less Green Juice

1 small gala apple
1 1/2 cucumber
2 stalks celery
1 handful parsley
1/2 lemon
1/2 green pepper
1 fistful of romaine

Juice it!  It was delicious. I have been seeing this "green milk" going around on the blogs, which is green juice mixed with almond milk, so I will be trying that soon.

I knew that juice wouldn't cut it to lunch, so I had a snack of tofu and veggies from last night at around 10:30.

I ran a bunch of errands at lunch, including getting stuff for Halloween (stay tuned for a bad ass witch brewing some spicy chili).  When I got back to the office, I got out a stacked salad and shook up some goodness.

Today's stack is black beans, raw zucchini noodles, beets, spinach, artichoke hearts and sunflower seeds.  It was good, and I like that the beets kind of look like blood.  SPOOKY.  Did I mention that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays??

I spent the rest of the afternoon drawing a redline set, and I was growing hungry as the hours went by.  I need to start bringing almonds for an afternoon snack, but instead, I got home and had some more tofu and veggies.  I also decorated for Halloween  Pictures to come!

We decided to have the leftover curry for dinner while we watched The Pete Holmes Show.  I have loved his podcast, You Made it Weird, since the first episode, and I'm really excited about his talk show.  I know we probably need to spend more time eating at a table without TV, but it's usually the half and hour to an hour that we sit down and watch comedy or news.

I made up a large salad of spinach, apples, celery, carrots, red onion, green pepper and sesame seeds.  I made sure to fill my large bowl with salad and my smaller one with curry.

It gets better the more you re-heat it.  I even topped this round off with a healthy dose of sriracha.  At the end, I thought I needed a little bit of vegan chocolate chips.

I love seeing all the green in the pictures, and I'm feeling so much better having a salad or two a day.  Thanks so much for sticking with me through my ups and downs.  I know it's not always beautiful recipes, but it's what goes on day to day.

Now, if I could just get back into a regular workout schedule.


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