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Day two: food journal

Yesterday was pretty mellow.  Matt went to work around 8:30am & then Ollie & I just ate breakfast.  Matt & Oliver had overnight oats & I had a fruit bowl.  Seriously, I am loving these fruit bowls!  I have never been a huge breakfast person, so a light breakfast filled with fruit is perfect for me.  The overnight oats were pretty easy to make & can be done the night before that way the morning seems a bit less crazy.

On Monday night, I made the curry & I also made vegan chili.  I made the recipe up, but it tastes really good!  So, yesterday morning, I put some brown rice in a to-go container & topped it off with the vegan chili & raw hemp seeds for Matt.  I also packed him half an avocado to mix in the chili for his lunch.  The chili is really easy to make & probably takes about 15-20 minutes to prepare & then about 45-60 min to cook on the stove (or you could probably use a slow cooker too!).

Vegan Chili
2 (14.5oz.) cans of diced tomatoes
1 (15oz.) can of organic pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15oz.) can organic great northern beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15.5oz.) can organic black beans, drained & rinsed
1 (15oz.) can organic kidney beans, drained & rinsed
3 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup red split lentils
1 medium onion, diced
4 large cloves of garlic, minced
32oz low sodium organic vegetable broth
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp chili powder
Add all ingredients together in large pot, stir in all spices.  Then cover pot, put on medium-low heat until it boils, then put on low & let sit until sweet potatoes are tender.  We put our chili over brown rice, but you do not have to.  Then we top with raw hemp seeds & avocado!

Ollie & I had leftover curry over brown rice for lunch & then for dinner everyone had curry over rice, but I had a protein smoothie.  I used 1/2 scoop Raw Protein (filled with lots of nutrients & greens) & 1 1/2 scoops Arbonne chocolate protein mix.  I then added water & about 1/2 cup frozen blueberries!  For dessert, Matt & I had popcorn.

Pretty simple day, but good food always makes me feel good!  Hope you all have a beautiful day!

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Day One: food journal