Pacifiers, Pumps And The World

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snow Day Pancakes

The kids were home yesterday for a snow day.  The weather made it perfect for some buttery pancakes.  It may not look perfectly round, but it was made with love.  It also taste yummy!  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Vegan Challenge ~ What Now?

 How did it go?

Hey Everyone!  I wanted to talk about how I felt during my week of being a vegan.  I would have done it sooner but I was sick. You know catching a cold from your children is one of the perks of being a mother. I really did enjoy being a vegan for a week.  It is very restrictive.  I was most surprise that I didn't really miss meat.  I miss cheese!  I think I love cheese more than meat.  It was one of the reasons I slip up and had pizza.  I have tried vegan slice cheese and all I can say it's definitely not the same.

Although my personal challenge was just for 7 days, I did feel overall better in my health.  I was eating veggies, fruits, whole wheat bread and drinking lots of water. Yes it's is a bit more time consuming when you're the only one eating differently.  I'm making two sets of meals instead of one, but I do think it's worth it.

So what now?

I know that living a vegan lifestyle for me is bit to restrictive for now.  So I've decided to mix up my eating plan during the week.  I will focus on eating vegan at least 2x a week. As for example Mondays and Wednesday.  Tuesdays and Thursdays my eating lifestyle is lacto-ovo vegetarian. Lacto-ovo vegetarian eats cheese and eggs.  Friday through Sundays I can eat meat/fish if I'm in the mood. I think it's a happy balance in my continue journey of leading a healthier lifestyle. The only thing I didn't try was making a vegan desserts.  Most the the recipes seems pretty time consuming.  Since I'm a dark chocoholic, sometime in the near future I will definitely try a chocolate vegan recipe. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Oh No Pizza...I'm Not Giving Up Now

 So yesterday I had a minor bump on the road in my vegan challenge for a week.  First hubby and I went to Subways which I just love their Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki.  I bought the Veggie Delite with no cheese of course.  I really did enjoy it.  I saved half of it to bring home to add some tofu to it. So I felt really good about being able to go out and stick with my challenge.  Later on that day we bought home frozen pizza for the family.  I love pizza more than Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki.  I did end up eating two slices. The funny things is that I didn't really enjoy it like I use too.  I wasn't going to let that hiccup stop me from finishing my challenge. Today was a new day and I was back to eating my veggies, tofu and fruits. If I gave up after every minor failures, I would never be able to accomplish anything in my life.  So here's to a new day of eating healthy and finishing the challenge strong.