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What I Eat In A Day | March 5, 2016

I started off the morning with one of my favorite breakfasts. An Ezekiel english muffin with a slice of chao cheese melted on top, sautéed onion and tempeh, topped with avocado slices and some sirracha. This is a great savory breakfast that is quick and easy to make! I had a banana along side it, and a hot cup of black coffee.

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My family and I traveled a few hours to watch my little sister play in a soccer tournament, so you’ll see quick a few snacks in this What I Eat In A Day post. I snacked on a Clif Bar on the drive there, which is probably one of my favorite snacks.

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While watching her game, I snacked on some clementines, and dates rolled in coconut!

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How to Love Your Heart

I’m a little late on bringing some heart health awareness during Heart Health Awareness month, but it’s never too late to give your heart some love!

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February is (was) a month dedicated to heart health awareness. Maintaining good heart health is important when it comes to preventing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Millions of Americans are suffering from high blood pressure which can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and/or heart disease so keeping blood pressure under control is a great start to preventing health problems down the road.

One easy way to start taking control of your blood pressure is through the foods that you eat. Every day, at every meal YOU have the chance to take control of your heart health.

Here are some easy, and helpful tips to keeping blood pressure low and preventing heart disease:

  • Eat less meat: Reducing your intake of meat helps to lower overall saturated fat intake. Saturated fat can lead to high cholesterol levels, as well as raise blood pressure. Take one or two days out of the week to go meatless, replacing it with other protein sources such as beans, tofu, tempeh, or meat-free alternatives (veggie burgers, plant-based meats, etc.)

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Documentaries Watched In 2015

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 was to watch at least one documentary every month. I wrote them all down in the back of my planner, and thought it would be cool to share them all with you, and rate each one on a scale from 1-10.

I’m hoping to do the same in 2016, it’s a great way to spend a little time each month educating yourself on different topics and information that’s out there.

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January:

  • Fed Up – 7

  • Breastmilk – 8.5

  • Please Subscribe – 6

  • Sexy Baby – 7

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret -10 (GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW)

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February:

  • A Place at the Table – 6.5

  • Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro – 6

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March:

  • Dear Zachary – 8.5 (amazing film, but prepare for your heart to be destroyed)

  • Jonestown: A Lost Paradise – 8.5

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What I Eat In A Day | January 7, 2016

There is no better way to start back to blogging than with a What I Eat In A Day post!

For breakfast, I tried out something new and LOVED it! I toasted an Ezekiel English muffin with vegan Chao cheese, sautéed tempeh, spinach, avocado, and some sweet sriacha on top. The flavors were incredible, and it was a great way to start the morning with something savory rather than something sweet. I paired it with a glass of orange juice and black coffee.

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A few hours later I fixed a plate of bowtie pasta with marinara sauce and broccoli. I started reading Dr. Greger’s new book titled How Not To Die and I’m loving it so far! Such amazing research and information all explained so it’s easy to understand.

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After lunch I snacked on a delicious homemade vegan cookie. You can find the recipe here , I added walnuts and coconut in mine and used whole wheat and all purpose flour rather than gluten free flour. They turned out great!

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