All the chicken sausage at Costco kept me stuffed for quite some time, so when dinnertime rolled around, all I wanted was something light, greeny, and beany.
(Yes, I said beany.)
I roasted some cauliflower, broccoli, and chickpeas in a pan on 450 for 15 minutes, then ate it as one big roasted veggie salad.
Last night ended up being a movie date night part two with Hall Pass & Forks Over Knives on the agenda–
Will & I both thought that Hall Pass was pretty hilarious, although it is one of those movies with very inappropriate humor. Kind of like a mix between Knocked Up and 40 Year Old Virgin?
I was a little nervous when it came time to watch Forks Over Knives because I wasn’t sure how seriously Will would take the pro-vegan/vegetarian information. Although I’m a huge advocate of quality nutrition and a balanced diet, Will has never been one to really take much care of himself in that arena. I will admit, compared to how he ate when we first started dating (fast food 5 times a week), there has definitely been progress, but he hasn’t exactly replaced the fast food with healthier options– More like he’s replaced the fast food with at-home carbs & refined sugars.
Needless to say, I nearly fell off my rocker when Will turned to me in the middle of Forks Over Knives and told me that he wanted to make healthier food choices for himself. I don’t see him making drastic changes to give up animal protein completely anytime soon, but there’s no sweeter sound than hearing your boyfriend say he wants to learn to eat more vegetables
(Random Popcorn picture. Just because. )
I was also a little taken back that Forks Over Knives got ME thinking about the animal protein that I eat. We all know that I’m the turkey bacon queen and I love my fair share of chicken sausages, but considering more vegetarian options might be a beneficial thing for me to do. I already don’t eat red meat just because I’ve never really been crazy about the texture or taste of it, so maybe limiting poultry wouldn’t be so bad?
Anywho, I ended up falling asleep halfway through the movie, so when we finish it today I’ll definitely be keeping all of this in mind.
Okay so EVEN if I do start to limit my animal protein—I still have a package of TB (turkey bacon) to finish off first 8)
There’s no better breakfast than one in natural lighting
1/2 cup cinnamon Puffins, 1/2 cup gluten-free Rice Krispies, strawberries, bananas,
Served with four slices of turkey bacon.
A bit to think about: What’s your take on limiting/cutting out animal protein? Have you ever considered a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle?
A bit to do: Check out the Forks Over Knives trailer: