HHEEELLLOOOOOO FRIENDS!! It's been awhile, right? We got back from our trip to Panama a little over a week ago and although it was incredible, there is truly no place like home. Maybe I'm a huge weirdo, but I love seeing what people eat in a day. Much like I love seeing peoples routines or inside someones home. I think observing how others live gives a person more creativity and mindfulness in relation to their own habits. I wanted to show you what I ate while on vacation to demonstrate how damn easy it is to eat a plant-based diet regardless of location. One of the comments I get most often when people find out how I eat is how "challenging" it must be. I don't know about you, but I've never been to a restaurant that didn't have some type of fruit, grain or vegetable on it's menu (even at the Panama City airport, but more on that later).
It's ok to order a little differently and not eat the way those around you do. It's ok to not do what everyone else is doing. Be different. Be proud of your choices. And feel fucking awesome doing it. After all, you never know who you might inspire.
I am a creature of habit and when I find something that works for me, I stick to it. I ate the same breakfast almost everyday; house-made granola, fruit, almond milk and herbal tea. Yo' girl can eat, like seriously EAT, so I'm pretty sure our waiter thought I was a total freak because I would always ask her for more fruit (and everything else). I've got no shame in my game.
EAT FOOD. NAP. SWIM. REPEAT.
Sweet Pineapple & Carrot Salad with Walnuts made for an awesome mid-day snack or appetizer, it also got an A+ for presentation.
Giant fruit plates and water all day every day. I'm pretty sure I could survive off of pineapple alone.
I had veggies with rice for lunch and dinner almost every day. So simple, so delicious, and so satisfying. I'm boring AF, don't say you weren't warned.
Dinner spread with Mark's veggie sandwich and baked potato fries (he asked for the chicken sandwich sans chicken and with extra veggies), Kale salad, Pineapple salad, and of course, rice & veggies.
I remember when going on vacation or celebrating an occasion was an excuse to "treat myself". I no longer look at junk food as a "treat", or even as food at all. There is nothing fun about feeding your body crap and in turn feeling like crap.
Side note: The Panama City airport had nothing (I am 100% not exaggerating) but fast food "restaurants". On our way home I ordered a Subway sandwich with veggies thinking that would be my best bet, and shortly after proceeded to get food poisoning. The world works in mysterious ways.