Hey hey hey! How’s your Wednesday going? Mine is already going well because I’m sleeeeeeping in. Nine hour of sleep really makes a difference. Operation Get Rid of the Dark Circles Under My Eyes is going swimmingly.
How much sleep do you usually get to feel your best?
Annnnd now it’s time for WIAW! Many thanks again to Peas and Crayons for hosting; we always have such a great time! Today’s What I Ate Wednesday is going to be a little different. I thought it might be fun to show you what I’ve been snacking on and what I’ve been baking since I took a technology detox and don’t have many photos of my meals.Vincent the Vita-Mix is in tip-top shape thanks to daily workouts. I’m talking smoothies, sauces, and nut butters alike. It’s been such a treat to make smoothies when I want with what I want. And if I want ice cream before noon, who’s going to stop me?
Alright, alright, so my ice cream is pretty healthy…but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t delicious. I loved combining vanilla, almond, and cinnamon for a refreshing treat that left me feeling satisfied and energized. No sugar crashes for this girl!
Another snack I’ve been loving is stove-top popped multicolored pop corn (hellooo mouthful!). Even though we own a popcorn maker, I like popping it fresh on the stove top for my own personal serving. I was so nervous when I first tried it out; all the kernels were browning, but nothing was happening. All it took was a little patience, and before I knew it, an overflowing bowl of white fluffy goodness was all mine.
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed when my beautifully multicolored popcorn turned into average-looking white puffs after popping. I’ve never been enough of a popcorn enthusiast to know if there was a distinct taste difference, but I do know that I’m now converted to popcorn eating.
When I’m feeling savory, I sprinkle freshly popped pop corn with nutritional yeast.
A heafty dose of cinnamon and unsweetened cocoa powder is perfect when I’m craving something a little sweeter.
Veggie plates are daily occurance. Whether it’s eating a deconstructed salad on a plate with chopped romaine and beans or digging into a big bowl of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, I just can’t get enough of fresh produce.
As for treats, my family has been gobbling up Chocolate Ginger Cookies and Vegan Tollhouse Cookie Bars.
I love baking vegan treats for my family and friends because I think it is a great way to introduce them to veganism in a fun and non confrontational way. Who can resist a freshly baked treat? I always serve my baked goods up with a smile and a whole lot of love. The best way to show off the compassionate lifestyle is just by living it, whether it is by making your own dietary choices or by showing that you care.
Oh, and you know the best part about vegan baking? Licking the spoons/beaters. No egg means the dough is safe to eat. And let me tell you, no bowl is left untouched.
What have you been snacking on lately? Do you have a special treat you like to make for company?
Have a lovely day!