Week Two of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge is complete! The focus word for week two was Nourish. It challenged me in different ways as it pushed me out of my food comfort zone. I really enjoyed trying out new recipes, going vegan for a day and testing a raw food recipe. Thanks to Lorna Jane and Fit Approach Sweat Pink Sisters for this great challenge.
Week 2 Day 1: Monday, February 10th
Challenge Topic: Go Meatless! Skip meat today! Try vegetarian/vegan meals.
Fruits, veggies, hummus and Clif Bars during the day (easy grab and go as I traveled all morning and had meetings through the afternoon) and a Mushroom Veggie Burger with steamed veggies for dinner. Highly recommend hot sauce on the veggie burgers. Yum!
Week 2 Day 2: Tuesday, February 11th
Challenge Topic: TYLTW! Take your lunch to work today. Choose a recipe from MNB to inspire your packed lunch!
I chose the Mediterranean Frittata to make and take. I tweaked the recipe slightly from MNB by using only egg whites, subbing spinach and adding Feta Cheese. This frittata was good for lunch, breakfast and dinner, which I proved by eating it multiple times over the course of a few days. Definitely worthy of a re-make. A friend suggested dropping in sun-dried tomatoes and I agree that it sounds like the perfect addition.
Week 2 Day 3: Wednesday, February 12th
Challenge Topic: Write it down! Journal your food today and share your WIAW with us!
I track my food on MyFitnessPal on a normal basis. I have actually been a MFP’r for many years. I started using it to try and track down the source of my stomach troubles long ago. MFP has been my friend and will remain my friend for as long as it’s around. It has helped me find certain stomach trigger foods as well as being a heck of a reality check. You put HOW many empty calories in your body??
My WIAW wasn’t anything spectacular, as you can tell.
Week 2 Day 4: Thursday, February 13th
Smoothie Day: Happy Thirsty Thursday! Make a healthy smoothie today!
One of my all time faves is a Chocolate PB2 Shake. Coming in a close second is my Vanilla Protein with Pistachio flavoring shake. Yummo!
Week 2 Day 5: Friday, February 14th
Challenge Topic: Go Raw Friday! Choose a recipe from MNB and go raw!
Since it was Valentine’s Day on Friday, I was very happy to find a recipe on MNB that fit perfectly into the theme of the day. These cookies were really good. Surprisingly! 🙂 You could definitely tell the lack of sugar from a ‘normal’ cookie, but the banana and strawberries were so refreshing. One word of advice: make sure to cook them long enough. Mushy banana oats aren’t appetizing.
And that, my friends, closes out Week Two of the Move Nourish Believe Challenge. Week One Recap can be found here.
Up next for Week Three: Believe.
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