Meatless Monday is a worldwide movement to decrease meat consumption in order to improve personal health and the health of the planet. I’ve heard of Meatless Monday before but it seems like I never remember it … on Monday. Halfway through the day I realized I hadn’t eaten any meat today, and that it was Monday so I decided to finish the day out meatless. Hopefully this will become a regular thing in my house!
I skipped breakfast this morning (very unusual for me but I completely overindulged on pizza and beer last night) and headed to the gym instead for a cleansing workout. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical while I waited for a treadmill to become available then I ran an awesome 4 miles.
Lunch was a Mock Tuna Salad sandwich.
I’ve been eating these sandwiches alot lately. They are delicious! I don’t actually like tuna salad at all, I’m more a chicken salad kind of girl but that’s the name of the recipe. Basically everything you love about chicken salad made with chickpeas instead of chicken or tuna.
Now that I think about it, I ate a lot of chickpeas today. Dinner also involved chickpeas. This is a combination I would probably never think of on my own, but I’m so glad someone did …
Quinoa, onion, chickpeas, fire roasted diced tomatoes, kalamata olives and pesto.
I had to make myself stop eating bites straight out of the pot while exclaiming, “damn that’s good” so that I would have enough to stuff these beautiful peppers with.
While the peppers cooked I did 20 minutes of Sun Salutations from my new Yoga DVD.
I don’t have the patience or attention span for long yoga sessions, but I’m hoping that atleast short ones will help me with flexibility and stretch out some of the odd aches and pains I get from running.
The finished product …
Stuffed pepper, honey glazed carrots and sautéed green beans.
Now I’m off for my trashy Monday indulgence, The Bachelorette.