Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PlantEaters Meal Finder

A few weeks ago, the developer for a new app called PlantEaters shot me an email and asked if I would check out their app.  So, I downloaded it and gave it a try, and I really liked it!  Basically, it helps you search for vegetarian or vegan meals on a map based platform.  This way, you can find meals that other people have enjoyed without necessarily having to go to a vegetarian restaurant.  This is great for me, because most of the restaurants in Little Rock are not catering to vegans.

I think they are working on a full website launch, but they have a blog where you can get updated on the app.  Thought you guys might want to check it out.

**These opinions are my own.  I'm not being compensated by PlantEaters.

Work was good today!  It was one of those days where I felt creatively and mentally fulfilled.  I'm really enjoying the little project I'm working on.  It doesn't have a huge budget, but we're finding ways to make it fun and bright with accents of color.  Do what you can!

I also feel more clear headed and calm at work.  I know that getting proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise are really helping.  Handling big problems seems easier, and work in general has been a lot better since I started taking care of myself.

Breakfast:  strawberries, choc protein powder, chia seeds, coconut milk

Lunch:  vanilla protein powder, spinach, carrots, hemp seeds, mixed with water

Early Afternoon Snack  almonds

Pre-Run Snack:  salsa and green cabbage (dip it like chips, so good!)

Post-Run Recovery:  vanilla protein powder and water

When we got home from work, we watched a little news and laced up our sneakers.  I thought it would be too cold, and we would have to go to the gym.  Happily, though, it was about 40 degrees (F), so we decided to brave it and run outside.

I didn't really have a set plan when I set out.  I knew I wanted to do at least 3 miles, and it would be great if I could get in 5.  The first two miles were hard, as they always are.  My legs really don't start to unfold until mile 3.  It seems after that, it's much easier.  So, as I came around the loop that passes our house, I kept going towards mile 3.  I crossed paths with Josh and gave him a hand slap as we passed each other.  My hands begun to get cold as I topped a hill, and I reached in my pockets for the gloves I had removed at mile 2.  One glove... no other glove.  Now, good running gloves were hard to find, and these set us back about 40 bucks, so I was not about to abandon the glove!  I turned right around and retraced my steps.  I started to think of where I could have dropped it, and it could have been anywhere on my last 2 1/2 miles.  Luckily, I found it right in front of our house.  Instead of going in, I put the gloves on and ran another 2 miles.  It was great!

For dinner, I warmed up some eggplant curry in an acorn squash half, and it was delicious.  I think the flavors had time to hang out and become friends in the fridge, because this was way better the next day.  I highly recommend the lime squeeze and a smidge of salt.  Yum.

I wanted something sweet for dessert, so I had a grapefruit half.  Omg.  I love grapefruit.

Josh wanted something sweet too, but he hates grapefruit.  He kept saying he wanted pudding, but that's not really something we keep stocked in the house.  I remembered that on the Arbonne detox, some people would mix protein powder and coconut milk to make pudding.  I suggested this to Josh, and at first he turned his nose up at the idea.  After a second, though, he said, "Sure! Let's try it."  He likes my smoothies (and steals them from me), so I figured this would work.  We mixed up about a half cup of coconut milk with 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder and mixed it until it was all smooth.  It was great!

Now I know I have a quick and easy dessert!  Josh had eaten almost all of it when I shouted, "WAIT! Let me get a picture!"

I leave you with another Bodhi picture.


  1. I can feel your energy coming thru your blog. You are inspiring! I'm sick of feeling like crap because I'm eating junk and not exercising. Today I'm getting back on track. Thank you!

    1. you can ABSOLUTELY do it! i know it's hard to pull yourself out of it, but it's so worth it :) i spent years and years going around in circles, and it's only until you get on track that you realize how bad it really was. good luck!! :)

  2. Hi Bodhi! Thanks for info about the app. I'm not vegan but I do like meatless meals. I'd love to run with you sometime.


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