Meal Plan Monday

I spent the last couple of days in Orlando at a natural nutrition conference. I thought it would be fun to share how I make healthy choices (and some indulgences, of course!) while traveling.  I did have an advantage my staying with my sister. I didn’t take pictures. I have to remember to do that!

Breakfasts

  • Simple! I took my pure protein and simply mixed it with some non-dairy milk.

Lunch

  • Ahhh airport food. I was able to find a hummus/veggie wrap.
  • I had the pleasure of having lunch with some awesome teammates on Thursday at the convention. I had a yummy quinoa/veggie wrap and a teeny tiny side salad (dry because of dairy in dressings)
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  • My sister picked me up on Friday and we went to Whole Foods for lunch. I had greens topped with all sorts of different veggies and stuff from their fresh foods bar including a tahini dressing. I must find recipe for that!

Suppers

  • My sister made this delicious roasted sweet potato, chickpea, broccoli salad. She also bought some SoDelicious coconut milk “ice cream” for us to enjoy. Yum.
  • Leftover roasted sweet potato, chickpea broccoli salad and an apple with nut butter
  • Ahhh airport food again. Again I found another vegetable wrap, grapes, and some BBQ chips. I had some dark chocolate on my 2 hour drive home… you know, to keep myself awake. 😉

So, what’s for supper this week?

Sunday – Refried bean tacos

Monday – Veggie chili over nachos

Tuesday – Carmelized onion spaghetti squash casserole, veggies and hummus

Wednesday – Stuffed peppers

Thursday – Jumbo chickpea pancake topped with guac and served with veggies

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Homemade pizzas

I’m linking up with Laura at orgjunkie.com for Menu Planning Monday! Hop on over there if you need some more inspiration!

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What’s on your meal plan this week? Do you find it difficult to stick to healthy choices when traveling?

Choosing Faith

I just returned from an awesome natural nutrition convention in Orlando. I will share some of the exciting things I learned in another post, but I think one of the most wonderful things I gained from it was confidence. I am always doubting myself… fearing what others think of me… fearing what will happen next… fearing someone won’t like what I have to say… fearing that I don’t know enough…  fear, fear, fear.

  1. I know the Bible says that perfect love casts out fear. I need to practice this on a daily basis.
  2. One of the speakers, Brooke Thomas, shared something that really resonated with me. I know I won’t do her justice by quoting it exactly right, but I will try. She said that Fear and Faith have 1 thing in common. They both involve believing in something that hasn’t happened yet. So, when you have a choice… choose faith.

 

So, when I say that I gained confidence, I don’t mean that I gained confidence in myself and what I can do. I gained confidence in the way that God made me. God did not create me to live a life of fear. I just have to follow Him and do the very best I can at helping others whether that be spiritually, in health & wellness, or being a friend and listener. Does this mean I will have to do things that make me uncomfortable sometimes? Yes! It’s how we grow & learn.

The other big reason I want feel convicted to Choose Faith is because I want my daughters to do the same. One of my daughters is very much like me. She worries often and has an anxious spirit. I REALLY want to teach her to live a life where she can choose Faith instead of fear. So, I am committing to praying about my fears… giving those over to God and Choosing Faith.

What about you? Are you with me?