We just wrapped up week two of Lorna Jane’s Move Nourish Believe Challenge! Based on Lorna’s philosophy to MOVE her body every day, NOURISH from the inside out, and BELIEVE in herself and that anything is possible if you work hard enough, each week brings a different theme, each day a different challenge. This week the challenge was to focus on Nourishment. (Last week was Move!) And the prize is $1000 in Lorna Jane Active apparel!
In some ways, this week was very easy. I mean, Meatless Monday? Everyday is Meatless Monday in my world. But then, around Wednesday, I felt a cold coming on and my inspiration slipped a little as my cough got worse. A migraine that kept me up all night on Thursday didn’t help either. But, I decided that I could manage to stick with the challenge by keeping it simple. It was all still nourishing.
Day 1: Go Meatless! Skip Meat Today. Try Vegetarian/Vegan Meals
This is actually food from a couple days. All of it so delicious that I needed to share it for Meatless Monday. From the top left: The Bombastic Tofu Wrap from Native Foods, my own Buffalo Tofu Wings, a Veggie Bowl from Chipotle (they finally took the bacon out of the pinto beans..score!), and my Roasted Asparagus and Seitan Salad. Who needs meat?
Day 2: Take Your Lunch to Work!
I frequently bring leftovers to work, but I decided to step it up a bit for this challenge. I did start with some leftover seasoned seitan, but I brought all the sandwich goodies with me and built this amazing sandwich.
Day 3: Write it Down! Journal Your Food Today and Share Your WIAW With Us
This was fun! I don’t usually play along with What I Ate Wednesday, so it was a first for me. I think it’s a good idea to take a look at what you’re eating once in a while. Serving sizes tend to sneak up on me, so writing it down can be enlightening. On this particular day, I started as always with my coffee and vitamins. Breakfast is almost always cereal with toast. Mid-morning snacks can vary, but this day I enjoyed one of the Go Picnic snacks that I keep for just that purpose. Yes, I ate the whole snack. Lunch was an Addictive Sweet Potato Burrito from Julie’s Vegan Kitchen. I must have been in a Mexican mood, because dinner was a tofu and soyrizo scramble served with beans and tortillas. And a glass of wine. Of course.
Day 4: Smoothie Day! Make a Healthy Smoothie Today.
I keep a mini blender at work, which is perfect for mixing up my mid-morning smoothies. For this one, I started with a banana (always), added some Zola Acai Juice with blueberry, blueberry coconut milk yogurt, frozen berries, and a little ginger.
Day 5: Go Raw Friday.
Next week were working on Believe. I think this will be my favorite part of the challenge. For Monday: Spoil Yourself! Do something just for you today. I think it may be time to schedule a massage. What do you think?
Pick one of the above and let me know: What is your favorite meatless dish? What do you bring to work for lunch? Do you have a favorite smoothie? Have you ever made a raw dish?