Friday, January 24, 2020
In response to my last blog, spark friends shared wonderful support to propel me forward. Thank you! Besides the support, some suggestions really helped. Both 1Crazydog and Speded2 reminded me of one huge piece to my puzzle I had neglected-PROTEIN. (Warning...vegans and vegetarians may want to look away for the blasphemy I am about to share). For some reason when I go too long without lean meat, poultry or fish, no matter how much vegetarian protein I have, I start to feel really hungry. I can go days of being either vegetarian or even not vegetarian, but just having animal related foods like yogurt and eggs, but no meat/fish/poultry. However, if I go too long, I get ravenous. Beans, tofu, nuts, etc are amazing, but just don't cut it for me after a week. My husband, on the other hand could go vegetarian without issue. So...I had some chicken breast the next day with dinner and boom! I wasn't starving an hour after dinner! Why do I keep forgetting these things?
After being inspired by a blogpost I found googling recipes, I decided to make myself a cabbage, mushroom, onion and carrot stir-fry last night after dinner that I would have for lunch today. I threw in a little shrimp too that I bought for it! Well I couldn't wait to indulge so I had some for breakfast and loved it! Can't wait to have more at lunch. (I made it up as I went based on inspiration from the blog I saw and other recipes. I am no great chef which is why I am not attempting to share a recipe. My standards are low! LOL!) I sprinkled on top a new Trader Joe's find-Japanese Multi-purpose seasoning (kelp & sesame seeds) for a nice healthy Chinese-Japanese combo dish.
Bundled up and did a longer than usual sunrise walk this morning. Such a gift to be able to watch a sunrise while getting exercise and breathing in fresh air!
Last week I lamented that Fridays are my most challenging day. Hoping I am turning that around with your help!