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#plantPOWER Day 2: Red & New Vlog!

Posted Oct 02 2012 3:32pm

Hey friends! Today is day two of Kasey and I’s #plantPOWER challenge.

The theme for October 2 is red and we’ve seen a bunch of beautiful red-hued recipes, meals, and snacks already. Keep it up, belles and beaus! I actually kind of kicked off the red theme last night when my friend Raquel and I made dinner at her house.

Excuse the crappy phone camera picture! I can assure you it was a delicious dinner. We made roasted spaghetti squash rubbed in olive oil and garlic, and served it with Seeds of Change tomato sauce. I added a bunch of nutritional yeast to the sauce for some extra protein and B vitamins; it also gave the sauce a nice “aurora” flavor. We topped the spaghetti squash aurora with Kalamata olives and served it with a side of garlic-roasted asparagus. We’re big garlic lovers!

Workout

This morning’s workout was all about toning and burning! I did back-to-back arm workouts, starting with this awesome Bar Method-inspired routine from Sarah Fit. I loved it – my triceps were on fire! Next, I completed the Summer Arms routine from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD . Once my arms were sufficiently jello-like, I zenned out to two of Tara Stiles’ Livestrong Woman videos: Intense Cardio Yoga Part 1 and a Harcore Flow Routine . The entire workout took just under 40 minutes and I felt so strong afterwards!

Snack

Mid- morning, between patient phone calls, I snacked on a red  Cherry Cashew Pure Bar . I’m not usually a fan of tart fruits like cherries but the tartness is so subtle, and the cashews and walnuts sort of mellow out the intense flavor from the cherries. It was heavenly.

Pure bars are one of very few organic convenience bars that tide me over. J’adore!

Lunch

Okay, let’s talk about lunch. It was something to write home about, to say the least. Basically, I put a bunch of stuff into a Tupperware container and it turned into a magical creation of #plantPOWER goodness. So, the usual. ;-)

Here is what you see above:

  • Kale
  • Shredded carrot
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Hummus
  • Nooch sauce (2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast + 2 Tbsp. water)
  • Raw sunflower seeds
 
Whew! I think we got it all. 

Overcoming Food Binges & Food Anxiety

I’ve been receiving quite a few emails over the past couple of months in regards to binge eating and how to stop. It’s not an easy process but you can do it! I believe that it is important to connect our minds and our bodies before each and every meal or snack. Watch on to see how I do it and how you can too! 

Stay lovely.
Heather

P.S. – Check out Kasey’s awesome recipe featuring goji berries!

 

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