Some Things I’ve Been Eating Lately: Rest & Restore Edition!

Hello! As usual, I didn’t end up documenting an entire day of my meals, but I have taken shots of my food over the past few days, and so I’m still able to provide a pretty solid sample of what’s been in my belly of late. I am currently participating in Rest and Restore, a two-week program designed by Lacy Davis from Super Strength Health that encourages participants to slow down and commit to eating a whole foods, plant-based, sugar-free diet.

Because I already eat entirely vegan and almost entirely whole food, it may seem odd that I thought it was worth it to pay to get a meal plan that so closely matches what I already do. But the benefits of doing something like this in a community of other people on the same journey is really powerful, and it’s helping me go the extra mile with my health: for these two weeks, in addition to following this meal plan, I’m cutting out alcohol, cutting out any kind of dessert-y things (no maple syrup, no agave, not even dates), and I am upping my protein intake. These are three areas I slack on majorly–that is, I will often drink just to be social without pausing and deciding if it’s actually serving me; I will often end the night with something sweet (usually “healthy”, but still, it starts to feel addictive, and it’s a cycle I like to take a break from); and I can certainly always use a push to get more protein.

So here is what a some of that has looked like:

My mornings, as usual, have been smoothie-centric. This is an INCREDIBLE turmeric green smoothie, slightly modified from the SuperTasty Anti-Inflamatory Cookbook.

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color coordinated nutrition on my drive to work.

I was exploring downtown Boston with Logan while he was in town and we stumbled across an adorable health-food market that happened to have an R&R-approved quinoa veggie soup. It was delicious!

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For dinner, I’ve been working on finishing this incredible butternut squash lentil soup, based on this recipe. It was seriously so yummy!

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I’ve also snacked on lots of carrots and hummus, apples, and almond butter.

What have you been eating lately? 

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