Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and fabulous holiday! Mine was pretty low key. I’ll recap my NYE.. Started off my day with some oats and a workout!
Yeah calorie buster! When I got back though it was definitely time for some lunch. I made a quick salad with cucumbers, broccoli sprouts and some mandarin oranges. (With some vegan slaw dressing of course!) It was a wonderful combo of sweet and tart!
I roasted up some Kaboucha squash and I was really excited because i had an empty almond butter jar. I whipped up my steamy squash with cinnamon, vanilla stevia and a splash of almond milk and dumped it into the jar. It was AWESOME!! Why have I not tried this before? The hot squash melted all the almond butter into it and made for a super delicious combo. Im hooked!
For New Years eve we tried to go out to my favorite restaurant ever, Kay N’ Daves. I was super excited for some awesome healthy Mexican food and was so bummed that when we got there, they were closed for New Years!! aahh. Bad planning on our part. Super starving and I so didn't have the patience to drive around on NYE so we stopped by the grocery store, picked up a few things and booked it home. So no worries. We whipped up a quick and tasty instant dinner! Sometimes I think its nice when things happen just randomly. Makes it more fun in a way.
I ended up making my own pizza kind of thing. Just a ton of veggies with some melted mozz and then some marinara to dip in.
Craving some veggies too so a repeat of lunch.
Austin had some ‘real’ pizza! Meat lovers on a rising crust.
We spent the night curled up and watching a bunch of movies. We saw 500 Nights of Summer, Slumdog Millionaire and The Box. My favorite was Slumdog by far.
Today though I havent been too hungry for some reason. It happens so Im just kinda picking my way through the day and making some New Years Goals!
New Years Goals:
1) Enjoy and appreciate my health to the fullest. I plan to try and do what's right for my body and not necessarily what I “think” I want it to be. =)
2) Live in the moment more and stop worrying about the future so much. Just enjoy what I have right now!
3) Visit family much much more.
4) For my workouts Id like to step it up and mix it up!
5) Stop calorie counting and just eat intuitively.
6) Plan for some new adventures! Id like to travel more or at the very least find some cool things here in L.A to explore. There's a lot to do!
7) Say hi to random people on the street more.
8) Be happy and Healthy and find an inner peace!
Thats all I got at the moment. Might end up tacking some more on. Even though these are a bit vague I think they will help me find a balance for the New Year which Im very excited for.
Since I've been in a snacky mood I made up some Oh She Glows inspired crackers. I'm still playing with the recipe and will post when I get the consistency a bit better. I used brown rice, quinoa, chia seeds, poppy seeds, roasted garlic, caramelized onions and braggs in mine. (Along with some sea salt and pepper). They were very crunchy which was nice. Very hearty.
Dinner tonight was some black eyed peas and greens. I gotta have some good luck in the coming year!
I guess I am a bit superstitious! Do you have any good luck foods that you eat on New Years?
Growing up my mom always made pork and sauerkraut (well Tempeh and sauerkraut to veganize it) and black eyed peas. Id love to hear what good luck foods you made for New Years!
Take care and happy new years everyone!!!
Mom on the Run is giving away a great cookbook.
Cool VitaTop giveaway!