It’s been six weeks since #whengallbladdersattack and I’ve lost about 25 pounds. More important to me is that I am really working hard at embracing the whole food, plant-based protein lifestyle. I’m not counting calories, carbs, grams of fat, points or servings of anything. I eat as much of the food that is in my home as I like, when I am hungry. Mostly vegetables, fruits, and proteins that come from plants like beans, seeds and sprouts. I’ve even found a substitute for my beloved pasta.
What I am not eating is dairy (butter, milk, ice cream, cheese), fried anything, fast food, candy and sweets, and the majority of meat. I’ll admit that even after watching documentary’s on Netflix like What The Health and Forks Over Knives, I still haven’t completely given up eggs or the occasional bacon bit and piece of chicken in my salad. I’ve also fallen in love with a sandwich at a nearby Cafe Zupas that includes crab meat, and I’m not ready to give that up yet either.
But I’m working on it.
I have also come to the realization that I am not a fan of cooking. Really. I don’t have fun with it. I loathe looking for new recipes. I mean, I have a great time pinning things on various Pinterest boards that I have that look amazing. But actually selecting something that I think I can make? NOPE. DON’T WANNA.
My other half loves to cook and is trying to take over some of the meal prep in an effort to help out. He found this recipe for Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole from Angela at OhSheGlows.com and wanted to make it for breakfast. After taking a look and realizing it didn’t look that complicated, I decided that I would be game to help and we headed to our local market. [Read more…]