I’ve missed sharing a day of food. It’s always nice to reflect on how our eating patterns change based on seasons, cravings, activity levels, and lots of other things. I’ve noticed a shift to preferring more savory foods and adding more protein to meals, probably because my workouts have been harder and runs have been longer. It’s working for me right now.
In other news, I jumped on the kombucha train and started a batch on Monday…that’s the thing I’m growing in my pantry, my baby scoby. Hopefully, it’ll be ready next week. I’ll keep you updated. This weird jelly thing is going to do great things. GREAT things.
Bread is such a perfect food. It’s so satisfying and golden, crunchy warm. <- That makes very little grammatical sense, but we’ll role with it. A three egg spinach omelet, two pieces of sprouted grain toast + coconut oil, and chai tea to start my day. Not too shabby.
Lunch was a plantain fried in coconut oil with seitan, broccoli, cauliflower, and salsa.
I’m always munchy in the afternoon. An apple and these vegan chocolate banana muffins were a good solution to afternoon tummy rumbles. Honestly though, this was a comfort food kind of day. It was cold and rainy outside, the last day of Christmas break, and I spent a lot of time curled up on the couch watching Netflix.
This was such a delicious meal. I cooked sweet potatoes in a pan with broccoli, black beans, and broccoli. Yum. Topped with avo, of course.
The parents watched more Netflix with me while I nibbled on almonds and chocolate. It was a super relaxing, restful day before school started again.
Nourish yourself, not just with food but by growing healthy relationships, moving your body mindfully, and taking care of your mental health. Indulge in some quiet time this week. Read a good book. Talk to a special someone.
Hope you all have a super week. I’ll just be hanging out by my pantry cheering on my gelatinous, scooooby friend. Gross, Vangie.
So tell me…
What food “season” are you in right now?
Have you ever tried to brew your own kombucha?
What’s your favorite cozy, comfort food to eat on a dreary day?