So Vegetarian February has officially begun. I actually haven’t had any kind of meat/fish since January 12th. I’m not going to call myself a vegetarian until February is over because the original challenge was for the entire month of February. Though, I think it’s safe to say that I’m planning to remain a vegetarian long after February is over. Is anybody else doing Vegetarian February? Jeff is doing it with me for support. I’m completely fine with him eating meat. Like I said in my original post, I’m not trying to force my opinions on anyone else. Nor will I just expect restaurants to accommodate me because I’m a vegetarian. This is a choice I’ve made for myself and nobody has to agree or treat me any differently because of it.
Anyway, I have a million things to do today so lets get this show on the road!
Jeff and I made another trip to the co-op on Sunday. I could seriously live there. We spent $35 this time. Here’s what we got:
- Annie’s Deluxe Mac & Cheese
- Tomato Soup (for Jeff)
- Black Beans
- Refried Beans
- 4 pounds of WW Flour (for $4- love bulk bins!)
- Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 oranges
- So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer (love this!)
- Annie’s BBQ sauce
- 2 bags of Stacy’s Pita Chips
We are considering becoming members of the co-op. We’d have to work there 3 or 4 hours a week to get a discount but I think it’s worth it.
The only other thing worth mentioning for Sunday is the Refried Bean Quesadillas Jeff made for dinner.
Mine contained Refried Beans (duh), Yellow Pepper, Onion, Tomato, and Shredded Cheddar. It was so good! We had salad on the side.
Yesterday morning began with yoga and banana oatmeal– two of my favorite things.
Oats with made with 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, 1 banana, 1/2 cup quick oats, cinnamon, flax, unsweetened shredded coconut with more cinnamon and coconut and PB on top. Wonderful!
I knew I was going to be at school for a long time (10-5:00), so I packed lunch.
Doesn’t that almost look like a burger? Kind of? It was yellow pepper, cucumbers, tomato, spinach, and hummus on an Arnold Select WW Sandwich thin. Yum! I also packed grapes, pita chips, and a Stretch Island Raspberry Fruit Leather for snacks.
When I got home at 5:30, I had half of an unpictured Arnold Sandwich Thin slathered with PB. Then Jeff and I got to work on dinner.
We made the recipe on the back of the box for “Mama’s Sloppy Joes.“ After we clear out pantry of boxed mixes, I don’t think we’re going to be buying any for a while. I’m kind of sick of the ingredient list being so long (even on ‘all natural’ mixes) and the sodium content being so high. We’re going to start buying more grains and beans from the bulk bins at the co-op. I could have easily made the recipe above with beans instead of a processed mix. Plus it’s a lot cheaper to stay away from boxed items. We’re still going to buy Annie’s Mac & Cheese because it’s amazing and the ingredient list is simple.
This is what dinner looked like last night:
More importantly, dessert looked like this:
We made the other half of the Immaculate Baking Company cookie dough.
I didn’t burn them this time and they were delicious!
On the agenda for today:
- Finish Reading Chapters in Feature & Magazine Writing Book
- Read Paper
- Eat breakfast
- Gym (I want to runnnnn)
- Go somewhere and observe for a 1/2 hour and then write a story about it (yes,that’s actually my assignment)
- Write secret story (This will be revealed on the blog next week)
- Class from 4-8:30 tonight
- Sleep forever!!!!!!
Do you ever rely on boxed mixes for dinner? Or frozen meals?
I REALLLLY want to try Sunshine Burgers. The ingredient list is amazing!
Have a great Tuesday blogfaces. <3