You'll notice that today's eats are very veggified.
Lately I've been dealing with some stiffness and discomfort in my fingers along with a few other odd symptoms. I'm not sure what's going on with my body, but I do know that loading up on anti-inflammatory plant foods never fails. Chia seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts, flax are all packed with omega-3 fatty acids (not to mention fiber and plant-powered protein) to fight all if this unwanted inflammation. Plants it is!
Breakfast was my go-to green smoothie with frozen blueberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao, spinach, dates, Skoop protein, and almond milk. Skoop is one of my favorite plant-based protein powders because not only is it a whole-foods formula created by a doctor, but it's also one of the only brown rice protein powders that actually tastes good.
One of the best parts about Skoop is that it doesn't have that overly gritty texture that many plant-based proteins on the market have. Skoop is made primarily with brown rice and pea protein and sweetened with organic stevia and honey. It also contains branched chain amino acids to aide in muscle recovery after a workout. I don't use protein powder often, but when I need a boost, Skoop is one my go-to products!
I snacked on a few apple pie oatmeal cookies on my way to work. These cookies are quickly becoming a new favorite. They have no added sugar and they taste like a cross between a healthy cookie and a granola bar. They're perfect for guilt-free snacking!
Lunch was the most delicious creamy curried kale and chickpeas. This was the best dish I've made in a long time. It's totally vegan, too! I think the cumin seeds and garam masala are what gave it that truly authentic taste. I got them both in the bulk bins at Whole Foods for less than twenty cents a piece. So dreamy. I also had some big juicy grapes on the side.
Work flew by and I didn't have time to snack. For dinner, I noshed on a salad with balsamic that I made earlier in the day. I've been trying to eat more raw veggies and this big salad with carrots, tomatoes, peppers, red onion, and walnuts did the trick! I also had an Engine 2 brown rice tortilla with hummus, a little lentil soup, and some roasted veggies.
My bedtime snack was Love Grown Power O's (my cereal obsession) with almond milk. Check out this post to win some Love Grown treats!
Remind me to bring popcorn and dark chocolate to my boyfriend's apartment so I can end my night in peace. Kay thanks.
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Disclosure: I received a bag of Skoop to sample. I was not compensated nor required to write this post. All opinions are my own.