I just realized that today is exactly ONE MONTH UNTIL THANKSGIVING!
This has made me realize that I have been indulging in some things lately that I don’t usually and it’s time to make some adjustments before we get into the holiday season.
To start the day off, I had some healthy, filling oatmeal with apples, cinnamon and peanut butter for breakfast.
I decided to give the Pumpkin Spice Silk another try so I heated up about 1/2 cup and then poured coffee on top of it.
BINGO! This tasted great and what a more affordable (and vegan) way to enjoy pumpkin in my coffee 🙂 Next I’m going to have to try Mama Pea’s version!
Snacked on some peanuts for the first time in a while (for me).
Then for lunch, I had leftover Vegan Refried Bean cakes which I turned into a sandwich with some spicy mustard!
I also had some carrots and a new type of hummus on the side.
I picked this up at Whole Foods over the weekend. Once again, it was just okay. I’m going back to the good stuff after this 😉
After lunch, I went to class and tried not to fall asleep. I managed but I still yawned quite a bit. Exercise Science is an interesting field to me but we’re still making our way through all the body systems and I’m finding it rather dull.
Later in the afternoon, I snacked on some soy yogurt.
This stuff was way too sweet and made me realize that I have been consuming more sugar lately than I am used to. There’s one adjustment I’d like to make. I need to find a good brand that has lower sugar. Some are better than others. And I definitely need to stick to plain and put my own stuff in it.
After work, I went for a 4 mile walk. I had it on my “agenda” to run tonight but it was one of those days where I walk just sounded like a better idea. I really enjoyed it and my legs are definitely still tired!
For dinner, I was having a major bread craving, so I made this ciabatta loaf I picked up at Kroger (take and heat):
I also made a nice salad of Italian style greens and a drizzle of Italian dressing.
Then I heated up some leftover Hot Tamale Vegetable Pie with a side of bread 🙂
All together now…
I’m so glad I took the time to figure out what I wanted and made a healthy and enjoyable dinner. The only thing missing was some good wine, but that is another thing I am trying to keep to a minimum. I am secretly hoping somebody brings some on Wednesday at Girl’s Night 🙂
With just one month until Thanksgiving, what goals are you hoping to work on?
While I have no goal of winning this thing, since there are some really dedicated runners in this group, I do want to make it a goal for myself to get in lots of miles, either through walking or running, between now and Thanksgiving.
This is why I love Mondays, ends of months, and beginnings of new ones. Let’s get to it!
I promise this is my last post for the day, it’s crazy trying to catch up two days in one!
For dinner tonight, I made another recipe out of Vegan Planet, this time it was the Hot Tamale Vegetable Pie.
I got my ingredients together. I used black olives instead of pimientos because I had them and wanted to use them up instead. I also used a yellow onion instead of red for some variety.
Throwing it all together was pretty easy! First veggies…
Then adding the tofu-flour-seasonings mixture.
Going into the oven, I was impressed at how easy this was to make and hoping it would turn out well.
While this was cooking, I started watching “A Nightmare on Elm Street” one of my all-time favorite horror movies. It doesn’t scare me like it used to when I was a kid but I still enjoy watching it.
I’m looking forward to the remake they are doing that comes out next year but I also get nervous when they do this because something always changes. We’ll see!
When it came out 35 minutes later, it looked pretty good! I let it cool for 5 minutes or so.
I tried a slice with some salsa on top to test it out.
This was pretty tasty! I loved all the veggies and the chiles and salsa made it pretty spicy. It was a bit on the crumbly side so I think I would bake it a few more minutes next time.
Apparently, I was pretty hungry because I went back for seconds and added an Ezekiel muffin on the side 🙂
I still have two more servings to have later in the week, I can’t wait!
For dessert, I’m having So Delicious peanut butter zig zag. It’s almost gone and I have a couple other frozen desserts left. I will be taking a break soon in order not to get burned out.
Dessert should be a real treat, which for me means not having it every single night. But tonight is okay 😉
Off to finish the movie!
If you are a fan of horror films, what are some of your favorites?