What I Ate Wednesday

I decided to join in on Peas and Crayons‘ WIAW party!

My day began with a grapefruit + a handful of Habenero BBQ almonds.

I ususally don’t like almonds because I find them really bland, but these are soooo good.

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I ate this thinking I was going to the gym and it would be a good, little pre-gym snack, but I didnt’t make it to the gym for a few more hours.

Around 11:00 a.m., I decided to mix up some of Mama Pea‘s Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.

With a mug of tea, yum!

After finally going to the gym and then running some errands, I had I snacked on some blueberries and veggie sticks

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and an unpictured granola bar.

Soon, dinner came rolling around:

The meal featured Mama Pea’s Black Bean Burgers, served on an English muffin bun (love those nooks and crannies!) with plenty of smashed avocado, lettuce and tomato. Along side, were some butternut squash fries and sweet corn on the cob. I will admit, I gave most of the fries to my dad. They tasted strinkingly similiar to sweet potatoes, which I do not like (sweet potato soup is a unique exception).

So, there you have it: my totally random day of eats, made espicially random by my going vegan for a week. I ususally try to eat more greens/veggies then I did yesterday, but I’m sure I’ll make up for it today :)

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Sickness Prevention

Hey guys!

How is everyone doing? I must say I’m doing pretty darn good today, but yesterday not so much. Yesterday, I felt like I was getting sick. My body just felt weak and achy all over and my sinuses were throbbing. But, I was absolutely determined not to get sick. With plans to head to Colorado this weekend there was no room for illness on the agenda.

A few things I did to prevent sickness:

  • Took vitamin C
  • Took Echinacea vitamins
  • Drank lots of water
  • Drank orange juice
  • Drank green tea
  • Got plenty of rest

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Not sure what did the trick, but by this afternoon I was feeling great!I honestly rarely get sick, some people might think I’m crazy for saying this but I attribute my non sickness to the fact that I am not a germa-phobe and  that I don’t use hand sanitizer. I believe that because I allow myself to be exposed to some bacteria it strengthens my immune system so that it can better fight against sickness.

It’s not totally related, but I also never get any sort of vaccinations or shots. I actually find it sort of ironic that never in my life have I had a flu shot and never in my life have I had the flu (fingers crossed!).

What do you do to prevent yourself from getting sick?

By the way, I do not think that hand sanitizer, shots, or vaccinations are all-together bad or anything. But, for me personally, because my body is strong and healthy, I don’t think they are necessary.

As a side not, I have decided to only do a full out Thankful Thursday post on the first Thursday of every month and just mention little things I am thankful for on the other Thursday’s.

Today I am thankful for having a 4 1/2 day weekend and for feeling better!

Have a good weekend everyone!

~Ann Claire