This past weekend was one of the BEST weekends of my life–I turned the big 3-0! The weekend was filled with lots of pampering, surprise birthday party guests, delicious food, and of course, LOTS of cake and sweets. Every shape and form imaginable. I think the 30s are going to be incredible–who needs those silly 20s!
So, I certainly indulged and enjoyed this weekend. Over indulged. I am not one for “making up” for a “bad” weekend. That’s my old diet-mentality thinking. Instead, I’m listening to my body and it’s screaming for vegetables and protein. I can just feel it.
Cue the website Meatless Monday and its fabulous newsletter (check out today’s). The Meatless Monday movement wants you to eat vegetarian one day only (and more, if you can!). According to the website:
Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.
And why Monday?
For most Americans the week begins on Monday. On Monday we move from the freedom of the weekend back to the structure of work or school. We set our intentions for the next six days. We plan ahead and evaluate progress.
The recipes I receive each Monday are absolutely DIVINE! This week features Asparagus Wild Rice Frittata, Root Vegetable Split Pea Soup, Carrot Walnuit Tagliatelle, and Blood Orange Fennel Salad. Food porn, right?
Check out the site, sign up for the newsletter, and prepare to have your vegetarian tastebuds dazzled!
Entry filed under: nutrition.