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Day 1: February Personal Challenge

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Yesterday I wrote about how I was changing my diet and exercise goals for February.

I did research on 'flexitarianism', and it is a very broad term. There isn't a single meaning. Some people only eat meat once a week. Some more occasionally than that.

I read an article recently where the author said she was 'vegan until dinner', which gave me the idea for 'vegetarian until 6PM'. My breakfast and lunch will be meatless, but dinner I share with my fiance will be our normal fare.

Breakfast:
Bowl of greek yogurt, frozen blueberries, and Kashi cereal. I like the Kashi cereal because it's like Cheerios with less sugar. (**I thought Cheerios had more sugar, but see edit below.) This is my standard flagship breakfast, and it's already vegetarian. No changes needed. Easy!

Lunch:
Quinoa with a poached egg, and a side salad. I've recently started eating noodle bowls with a poached egg, so this isn't too much of a stretch either.

Dinner:
I made a bolognese sauce last night, and have plenty of leftovers. I'll be making a lasagna with a leafy green salad for dinner, and a glass of wine.

Snacks:
Apples with almond butter, and an orange.

Exercise:
Getting into my workout clothes after I finish writing this blog. I'll be working out 45 minutes on the elliptical this morning.

Planning ahead:
Soaking black beans for beans and rice for lunch tomorrow.

[Edit] As far as breakfast cereals go, Cheerios is among the best and lowest sugar. Cheerios and Kashi actually are pretty similar nutrition wise, with Kashi edging out on the vitamins. Both are good choices. Buy whichever is on sale!
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  • VHALKYRIE
    I'm not sure which Kashi cereal I bought. I took it out of the box and poured it into my own cereal container. I think it was the "Heart to Heart" variety. It looks like Cheerios.
    3645 days ago
  • ARCHIMEDESII
    Have you tried Kashi Mighty Bites ? it's Kashi's version of Cheerios. It doesn't have as much fiber as Go Lean. Mighty Bites has around 3grams of fiber per serving. I like it though.

    I'll admit it. I've been known to eat organic frosted flakes. Right now, I have a box of Barbara's Shredded Spoonfuls and Corn Pops. Gotta have my Pops !! LOL !! Corn Pops are mostly harmless. ;)

    I've been looking for a good sweet potato recipe for my crock pot. Santa brought me a crock pot for Christmas. WOO HOO !!


    3645 days ago
  • KAYOTIC
    Great idea, your meal plans sound healthy and delicious!
    3645 days ago
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