Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you’ve all been making healthy choices and staying positive this week, because honestly, it makes all the difference in how you feel. Great food, a little exercise, enough sleep, and a positive mindset can take your life from alright to excellent right before your eyes. It’s kind of an amazing transformation.
I had my share of great food yesterday, starting off with what I like to call “the gas station breakfast of champions”.
I had to head about almost as soon as I was up, so I scrounged up the best on-the-go breakfast that I could. I ended up with a banana, some raw almonds, and an Odwalla Blueberry B juice. Not too shabby.
When I got home, I made myself a quick lunch to eat before heading out to my church group meeting.
I’ve been trying to include more sea veggies in my diet lately, and dulse was my sea veggie of the day. Since I don’t consume iodized salt on a regular basis, I need to get iodine from other sources, and sea veggies are the best natural source. Without iodine, you’ll end up with thyroid issues, which can include a goiter, or an enlargement of the thyroid gland, causing your neck to balloon out. Not a pretty picture.
After my meeting, I came home and made myself an awesome chickpea salad sandwich to munch on while I waited for Keenan to get home from work.
It included chickpeas, avocado, red onion, Vegenaise, yellow mustard, sweet relish, red pepper flakes, more dulse, and sea salt. I toasted my whole wheat bread, and added a couple leaves of romaine for good measure. It was pretty heavenly.
When Keenan got home, we made a vegan roasted veggie pizza from Trader Joe’s.
After pizza, we shared a pint of TJ’s strawberry coconut milk ice cream.