Brussel sprouts and carrots! Not a side dish/meal I thought I would’ve ever even eaten, much less enjoyed! Brussel sprouts just look gross to me to be honest!! Then my sister, Stephanie, had to go and make them taste good! Haha! She got my man addicted to them and that’s how this dish came about! I was trying to figure out how to cook these to get Jeff more into my new lifestyle, and I ended up making a dish I enjoyed too! The seasoning and roasting the veggies mix so well together and give it a salty and garlic type flavor with just a hint of sweetness from the carrots! So good! The recipe is under the Whole Food Plant Based Journey tab under the menu or click the link below! Let me know how y’all like it!! Hope y’all ENJOY!!
I’m not going to lie, blogging about this experience has made it SO much easier to transition than before because I feel a responsibility to stick to it! So THANK Y’ALL!!! I’m learning all about different kinds of teas, veggies, fruits, and I honestly don’t miss the meat! Even Jeff is trying to embrace this new lifestyle! I feel more energized, I don’t hate myself every single time I’m finished eating, and I’m able to find options at restaurants a lot more easily than expected!
My Mom is an angel, so she got me a bunch of books on plant based eating! So sweet! Jeff and I have been trying and creating new recipes for y’all so be sure to stay updated under the Whole Food Plant Based Journey tab for new recipes! Like last night’s Tastier Taco Tuesday! So yum if I do say so myself!
The other night Jeff and I watched the new documentary on Netflix called, The Game Changers…Oh my gosh…SO GOOD!! If you’re trying to talk your significant other into trying this new lifestyle watch THIS ONE! Inspirational! Have y’all seen it?
The best part of this lifestyle, for me, is looking forward to cooking a meal and knowing I’m going to feel better, help the enviornment, animals, and still WANT to cook!! So far I’m hooked!!
No, you didn’t read that wrong, breakfast is not my favorite. It’s the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the hardest meal of the day. In fact, full disclosure, until this challenge I rarely ate breakfast. If I did, it was a quick smoothie (most likely from a smoothie place in town). Even as a child, I would’ve taken 15 extra minutes of sleep over breakfast any day! Haha! If you don’t wake up like the Grinch that Stole Christmas (and I don’t mean the cool, fun Jim Carey kind) consider yourself very lucky!
As for an update on this new lifestyle, it’s the second day…but minus the candy, junk food, and Cokes I do feel lighter and more energized! I still miss cheese and Sprite though! Let’s be real, transitioning is hard, but also SO worth it so far! So my first ‘official breakfast’ on the whole foods plant based lifestyle will be my quick and easy avocado toast! I feel like everyone has their own recipe for this little breakfast life saver! I think this recipe is so yummy! It’s easy to prep at night and toss together in the morning! ** Check out the recipe under the Whole Food Plant Based Journey tab at the top!