Today was a leftovers day. I had spaghetti (made with elbow macaroni) and a side of broccoli microgreens for breakfast. I love lazy mornings.
For lunch it was leftover pasta casserole. I got the idea from Brittany Jaroudi. Y’all should really check out her social media. She’s a great WFPB cook who follows Dr. Michael Greger. Anyway, this was my take.
It’s a mess, but that seems to happen when you put food away. It was really good though. You have to get the recipe from Brittany if you’re interested.
I might post about my health journey tomorrow…if I remember.
Dinner is farro and stir fried veggies to which I added some white beans. Simple seasoning of garlic, onion powder and a little turmeric and pepper. I cooked the farro in veggie broth for more flavor. It turned out quite good. But then again, I like simple meals.
Spent the morning at yet another doctor appointment. They’re ordering an iron infusion….again. Perhaps one of the reasons I’m so fatigued. And I am having 2 specialized blood tests to check for pancreatic cancer. This has been a long, hard road. Perhaps we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Breakfast was my usual…bok choy with steamed potatoes and a no oil vegan cheese sauce. I’ve shown you that so many times.
But lunch was this:
Leftover tofu stir fry. It doesn’t look like much but it was delicious! Peppers, onions, zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and tofu, but this time I added pineapple, as I was already using garlic and ginger. And I added leftover rice. It was so good! I was glad to see I made enough for leftovers, then hubby said maybe not…depended on how much he ate! Glad he left some for me!
Dinner was this scrumptious lentil vegetable soup. Carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, garlic, and lots of lentils in a veggie broth seasoned with herbes de Provence. I think I could live on this soup! I threw in some grape tomatoes that were on their last leg. That’s the great thing about this. It’s a clean out your refrigerator kind of soup. And I have been craving it. I make it every week.
And my activity calendar. A sticker for every day I walk. I only missed the first! I take Sundays off. I’m determined to get well if it kills me! Lol!
What scrumptious things did you make this Wellness Wednesday?
Still walking. I’m getting between 5000 and 7500 steps a day…which is amazing considering I was bedridden for almost 4 years not so long ago.
I was hoping to update you on my health issues today, but after spending more than 2 hours with the doctor this afternoon, we still don’t know. But I am hopeful again. We have a course set up. I just have to be patient and wait for them to find it. Sometimes we have to jump through all the hoops before we get answers. And I have a few more to go.
I have to tell you about this book. Most books like this, as good as they are, don’t have the macros listed because the premise is that you don’t have to count calories in a WFPB lifestyle. That is true, but as a type 1.5 diabetic, it’s nice to have the carbs listed without having to weigh out each ingredient. And that’s information I need in order to calculate the amount of insulin I need.
She also gives basic information to the person new to this way of eating. And her recipes are delicious! Her book can be found on Amazon. She has no idea I’m writing this. I don’t think she even knows I have a blog. But she has a YouTube channel named Veginspired and also a Facebook page for anyone interested.
The biggest reason I love her book is because it may be the answer to my health problems. I’ll talk more about that next week, after I see my surgeon.
I highly recommend you checking out her social media. You won’t go wrong.