My (Almost) Vegetarian Life – Happy 2021

Hello everybody. We’ve finally left 2020 behind! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and an amazing new year.

Meal planning is a great way to organize your meals for the week ahead. You also save time and money in the supermarket! And of course, planning ahead helps you stick to your goals! Click here for my guide to meal planning.

A new year, a new you, right? Weeellll, kinda. I have long since stopped making new year’s resolutions because I usually tried to make too many, or they were unrealistic and doomed to fail from the beginning. But this year I’ve decided to make a promise to myself. A promise to love myself enough to want the best for myself, and that includes the food I eat and the exercise I do in order to feel and look better.

Baby steps is (are?) my solution to failure. Last year I started intermittent fasting and quickly got used to starting my day with breakfast at 11 am and ending it with supper at 6:30 pm. But I still had horrible sugar cravings and gave in to them on a daily basis 😫

I already know that, for me, protein is the key to curbing the cravings, and so I devised a meal plan that included lots of protein and lots of healthy snacks. I also started baking my own bread. It doesn’t take as long you think and I find kneading the dough very therapeutic.

I found a lovely website/blog that is filled with tons of information and recipes for healthy snacks – SkinnyMs – and Fitwirr provided some tasty breakfast ideas. So as not to get too overwhelmed with too many choices of snacks, I made a list of the ones I thought we’d like and then I picked two to make for the week. I find that if my breakfasts and afternoon snack include protein, my sugar cravings are almost non-existent ❤️

Tomorrow also begins a daily yoga workout.

This is next week’s meal plan based on the above:

Snacks for the week:

3 pm – Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
After Supper – Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

These didn’t take very long to make AT ALL and absolutely did/do the trick!

Monday
Breakfast : Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Mushroom Strogonoff
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Tuesday
Breakfast : 2 Scrambled Eggs, Wholegrain toast, Pear
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : 20-Minute Pesto Chicken & Vegetables
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Wednesday
Breakfast : Banana Protein Shake
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Slow-Roasted Salmon & Potatoes, Veges
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Thursday
Breakfast : Avocado & Egg Toast (with goats cheese)
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie (I add extra mushrooms to this)
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Friday
Breakfast : Mini Breakfast Burritos
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Turkey Lasagna Soup , Garlic Bread
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Saturday
Breakfast : Sweet Potato Flapjacks
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Roast Pork, Roasted Potatoes, Veges
Snack : Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

Sunday
Breakfast : Pesto Egg Sandwich
3 pm Snack : Clean Eating Deviled Eggs
Supper : Simple Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta

Leave me a comment and let me know if you enjoyed any of the above recipes.

Until next time …

thejaneeffect



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