I have been recently inspired by Rich Roll. I talk about him and his podcast at least twice a month. I talk about his because his message and guests have been critical in my spiritual, emotional and physical growth. He and his wife are putting out a new book called The Plant Power Way where they outline how you and your family can optimize wellness through a plant based diet and meditative lifestyle change.
Why am I harping on him again? Well, because of the release of the book, he has been a guest on basically all the other podcasts I’ve listened to. Instead of doing a book tour, he has essentially done a podcast tour. I have been exposed to he and his wife Julie’s message countless times this past week and it has made me reevaluate my eating habits.
I am not saying I eat too bad, but the way I have gone about it recently has been unbalanced. I can honestly say I haven’t cooked anything in over a month. A MONTH! This includes something as easy as boiling rice! Now I do get a lot of food from my job, but in the past I have gotten creative with taking that and making dishes out of it. Honestly, for the past few months, I ate sandwiches for every meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were a bagel sandwich or a wrap. I’m not saying this is a problem health-wise (I love my gluten!) but Rich has inspired me to get out of my rut. I made the decision to take a little bit of time, cook some easy things and eat some different foods.
Yesterday I did some batch cooking. I made bowtie pasta (pasta is more fun with shapes!), quinoa and lentil/walnut taco filling. I also made some vegan cashew/date/chocolate/nut butter things that were accidental, but turned out good (recipe later!)
Long story short, my WIAW only has ONE SANDWICH (because I started cooking after lunch 🙂
[BREAKFAST] Overnight breakfast cereal(almond milk, Ezekiel4:9 cereal, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, hemp seeds, Maca powder, coconut flakes) mixed fruit, lemon water
[LUNCH] Vegan Rueben (seitan, cheddar cheese, sauerkraut), snap peas, coffee
[DINNER] MY FIRST BOWL! quinoa with lentil/walnut taco filling, avocado and salsa, carrots and dip on side
[SNACK] Two cashew/date/pb/chocolate cups I’ve yet to name but were delicious
Do you get in a food rut?
What are some good batch cooking tips?