Is it just me, or does life seem extra busy these days? I’m finding that I’m okay with being busy, as long as I find time for exercise, enough sleep and fun activities like going to the beach or spending time with my husband and friends. If this is the case, then I think I did a pretty good job of it this week.
The busier I am, however, the less time I have in the kitchen. I don’t take that as an excuse to not eat healthfully. In fact, I find the need for high-nutrient foods to be even greater when I am busy. If I made poor food choices, then I simply would not have the level of energy I have now. Also, in the past, I think my reliance on caffeine, sugar and low-nutrient foods just fueled my constant battle with migraines, allergies and unstable emotional health.
I tried this week to feature recipes that fuel a healthy, on-the-move lifestyle. On Monday, February 20th, I wrote about my Peanut Butter Veggie Stir-Fry. This is a versatile recipe that even kids would like, thanks to the peanut butter sauce. I made it in five steps:
On Tuesday, I needed another easy meal so I made a Kale & Bean Mix with Tangy Cashew Sauce. I made another photo tutorial for this one:
The Tangy Cashew Sauce was the star of this recipe, it is good on everything.
We also had an interesting discussion on whether or not Dr. Fuhrman promotes a fat-shaming attitude and if people who are overweight can still be healthy. Please contribute your opinion if you want to, I’d love to hear it!
Wednesday I participated in the “What I Ate” blogging trend where I took a picture of everything I ate the day before. You can see my photo diary here and read my analysis of how I’m doing with Dr. Fuhrman’s guidelines.
On Thursday, I joked that there was a battle between slow food and fast food at my house. Read about which one won here (hint: they both did and it’s not what you think).
Lastly, Friday I blogged about my journey to create a healthy life for myself which absolutely includes time for myself and a connection with nature. I felt grateful to spend an hour walking by the beach with my husband and enjoying what was a beautiful California winter day:
The last easy recipe I posted this week was a Comforting Tomato & Veggie Stew made with crumbled tempeh. It used these pantry ingredients:
And came together really nicely. I’m still enjoying the leftovers from this dish:
Have a wonderful weekend and I challenge you to do something fun this weekend. “See” you Monday when I expect to hear how you did! 🙂