7 Days of Vegan Dinners

Well that was an awesome week!!

In November of last year, a co-worker of mine asked if I had ever considered trying out a vegan diet and them sharing ig with you all. My first thought was I’m not sure too many people would be interested in hearing how that went. However; then I thought about it more and I thought perhaps it would be cool as a chance to try out some different recipes and then share them after. So, I did a Instagram poll to find out if people would infact be interested and low and behold, huge feedback saying “Yes, do it!”.

After all is said and done, I really enjoyed it! It challenged me to cook outside of the norm recipes for me (I’m a crock pot cooking kind of gal) and it also challenged me to cook when I came home from work, which isn’t always the easiest, but it gave me the chance to include my daughter in some of it. She loves cooking with me so it was a great thing for us!

Below are the recipes I used this week and the links to where you can find them!

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Summer Harvest Soup- Oh She Glows- because this recipe was in her cookbook, I can’t find the exact one online however; I have found a similar one of hers and linked in here

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Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry- Simply Quinoa

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15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta-Oh She Glows

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Leftovers and Veggies – There is no recipe for this, I just used a vegan patty from the store. Just goes to show it doesn’t have to be fancy, to still be sticking to a food plan.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps- This Savoury Vegan

Mushroom Risotto- Wallflower Kitchen

I hope some of you will try these out- they really we’re all delicious!

Hugs and Kisses,

Weight Loss Resolutions- What’s underneath them?

You hear me talk a lot about self love and having a healthy lifestyle, and I truly do live and breathe those mantras. I believe in loving yourself and accepting who you are, flaws and all- will help you on the road to the goals you have for yourself.

Now that we are full swing into the New Year I have started putting some of my goals into action. I made quite a list of goals to accomplish, some heftier than others, but I was really mindful about making a goal specific to losing xx amount of weight. There is more to self growth than how much you weigh.

Here’s a little peek of some of the things I plan to work on for 2018:

So here’s why I discourage you from making your goal simply about losing weight. Often times we tie our confidence to the number on the scale and the way we look- as if that gives some sort of merit to how much we can value ourselves and how much happiness we will have. Truth is, you could lose 100 pounds, and be in the best shape you have ever been.. and still feel the same on the inside.

I am not saying there is anything wrong with a weight loss goal (in fact, I am in a weight loss challenge right now), but I encourage you to reflect on why you have that goal…if you have that goal because you want to be healthier great! Losing weight is still a lofty and vague goal, so try and break it down into specific and more measurable goals. If you are looking for easy changes to make you more healthy check out my blog post of those things here. Now on the other hand, if you weight loss goal is because you think by losing the weight you will be happier, or more confident, or more attractive. You are setting yourself up to fail. You will never find what you are looking for when you are 20, 30, 40 pounds lighter. You need to build up confidence and value in other ways. Learn to love yourself. I promise you when you start doing that, your views of how you take care of yourself will change and I hope that is when you find the happiness you are looking for.

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Hugs and Kisses,

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