Hey there, beautiful people! (Side note: does anyone else love when someone calls them that? My yoga teacher called me beautiful yesterday, and it made me smile. Anyway.) How’s your Wednesday shaking up?
Today is a particularly special day over here. Not only is it What I Ate Wednesday (veggie edition—Jenn, you’re after my own heart!), but it’s also my 18th birthday. It’s hard to believe, but now I’m finally an adult…technically, at least. So what kind of things can I do now that I’m 18? Here’s 18 examples to commemorate the day:
- Sue someone/be sued
- Work more hours (no more child labor laws for me!)
- Buy spray paint
- Rent a hotel room
- Become an undercover cop
- Buy a monkey (with a license)
- Drive an ice cream truck
- Enter a contest/sweepstakes (i.e., “You must be 18 or older” –> That’s me!)
- Become a flight attendant
- Get married/divorced
- Rent an apartment
- Change your name
- Pay a utility bill (boo!)
- Work with out needing to take breaks (I’m going to miss those!)
- Start your own business
- Have the freedom and independence you didn’t have before
While some of these are a little rediculous (can you really see me skydiving?), I am pretty excited about the normal rights, such as voting and renting an aprartment.
What was most exciting about your 18th birthday? How did you celebrate?
And now, without further ado, What I Ate Wednesday: Birthday Edition!
My breakfast wasn’t actually all that interesting. (It was a breakfast salad, if you were wondering—Yum!) However, I’m currently working on a recipe that would start anyone’s day off right: vegan apple crumble muffins with streusel topping. I can’t wait to share the recipe!
Lunch: salad with sundried tomato lentil burgers, roasted asparagus, and roasted broccoli
I made a batch of sundried tomato lentil burgers this weekend so lunch prep would be a breeze. I used Trader Joe’s precooked lentils so even making the burgers was easy. Healthy eating is all about knowing how to make it work for you. It’s hard to make excuses when everything is so simple!
Dinner: leftover lentils with roasted purple sweet potatoes, asparagus, red bell peppers, and kale (with lots of nooch!)
I definitely fulfilled my veg-pledge this week by centering my dinner around my favorite veggies. Sometimes I just crave a huge plate of roasted veggies. In truth, I would eat roasted vegetables all day, every day if I could.
For a little balance, though, I was happy to add some lentils to the meal. Not only are these Trader Joe’s lentils fast and easy, but they’re also delicious! I love to eat them cold, straight out of the refrigerator. Yum!
I can’t wait for today’s special birthday eats today. My mom is taking me to Chipolte after yoga, so I see lots of yummy black beans and guacamole in my future. I see a kabocha squash “cake” coming up, too. I may be 2 years older and wiser (I hope!), but I guess not much has changed since I was sixteen.
What are you eating today? What kind of cake do you like on your birthday?
Have a lovely day!