When you come to appreciate the wisdom of planning ahead because a) you get sick and b) you hadn't planned adequately enough... I enjoy meal planning and prepping on Sundays. But last Sunday would be followed by a day-off Monday, so less need. Plus, I felt slightly under the weather, so napping took priority. Hence … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Challenge Wk3
Set it and forget it. In other words, plan ahead. Week 2 started with a bang. I gave myself the twin gifts of time and money by skipping the store and meal planning with what I already had. The week's theme foods included wheat, chickpeas and squash, so I landed on pumpkin; I spent Sunday … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Plant-Based Challenge Wk2
This is my third year in the three-week plant-based challenge run by UC Davis Integrative Medicine. I love that a major California university is charging ahead with cutting edge research and practical nutritional information, including regular blog posts, webinars, and this annual challenge that truly challenges my eating habits. Because, counter-cultural as it may be, … Continue reading Meatless Monday – 21-Day Plant-Based Challenge
Some years ago I heard about UC Davis Integrative Medicine, and I am so grateful! Integrative Medicine takes a whole person approach to health. UC Davis Integrative Medicine's mission is "to help prevent chronic disease by educating people about how to make positive changes in their lifestyle habits." Through their weekly blog posts, recipes, webinars, … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Plant-Based YUM!
Apparently today is National Strawberry Day, and who among us doesn't love strawberries? I started my day with a green smoothie--spinach, pineapple, strawberries, and ginger, blended with water--and plan to end it with a fresh spinach and strawberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette served alongside leek and potato soup. I discovered this recipe in something of … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Berry Baked Oatmeal