Day 4

Today was a great day! Hubby and I both had our Tropical Green Smoothies for breakfast (with lime juice this time instead of a tangerine). Lunch for me was an Arbonne protein shake with water and a bowl of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Hubby had vegetarian sushi! He’s not a seafood eater and this is one of his favourite meals. Dinner was Warm Black Bean Potato Salad with Arugula Pesto (page 76 Forks Over KnivesThe Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year) and steamed green beans.

I have found this week that I am going to have to add more dishes to my dinners. Just making the one salad, like tonight, was not enough. My kids didn’t want to try it so we ended up cooking them some chicken and rinsing off the potatoes for them. I bought a new book, Deliciously Ella: 100+ Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes, and cannot wait to try some of her recipes! I think I’ll be adding a salad and maybe a dessert of hers to my dinners.

I have been on many “diets” before but they mainly consisted of meal prepping large amounts of chicken, eggs and a vegetable. This new lifestyle is more involved and takes some planning. But the meals so far have been delicious and full of flavor! Now to get my kids on board!

I am heading off to a friend’s cottage for the weekend. It was a last minute decision and I didn’t have any time to meal prep some whole-food plant-based snacks. I have a feeling our new way of eating will be put on hold this weekend.

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