fun veggies

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Plant sources that have been sprouted are naturally higher in vitamin and mineral content. For instance, some plant based proteins include sprouted brown rice or sprouted quinoa to name a few.

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30品目バランス弁当 // 30 Item “Balance Bento”
Ekiben is so fun, and this overstuffed, veggie-full bento is the most fun of all. When the scenery’s no good for, or when your train’s tunneling through a mountain and you’ve got no reception, you can entertain yourself with a scavenger hunt (and test your kanji skills!!). Can you find/read all 30?

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anonymous asked:

Can you tell us more about your vegan diet food alternatives and how it impacts your body goals? I have food sensitivities and can't digest whey protein and other supplements. I was surprised to hear that there are alternatives on your tumblr.

Certainly - I eat as many whole foods as possible. I eat a lot of beans & rice, tempeh, red lentils, and veggie pastas (black bean, red lentil, mixed veggie) for my protein. I sometimes eat fake meat if I need a change but I don’t really like it anyway.  Protein is also sneakily hidden all over so when you count your protein don’t forget those - they add up. Usually I aim for about 110 g of protein a day. Make sure you’re getting all amino acids (its easy). The internet is also FULL of plant based recipes. get into cooking cause that’s really the key.

Nuts are a really good snack and are really good for making sure you get your calories up. They also contain a lot of important nutrition. Fruit is a wonderful snack too. I keep a lot of frozen veggies so something i can make a quick snack from microwaving and seasoning them (peas, greens, broccoli). Sometimes ill even microwave a sweet potato and just eat that. Go for lots of variety in your foods.  If you’re having trouble knowing what you need to eat, download the app “Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen” - love it! 

I find a Vitamix very helpful; drinking your veggies is fun, tasty, and fast. It can make a surprising amount of foods smooth. When I add protein to shakes I buy powders from TrueNutrition (cheap and effective)

As for active performance. I feel generally more energized. Food is powerful so eating well feels good. I have become more trim since going plant-based because I eat less calories (fiber is filling). if there is any issue, it is that it is easy to not eat enough (for my goals). It’s not the worst thing, but I do need to make sure I am eating throughout the day. 

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Forgot to post these pics a month ago! I planted 🌱 some veggies along with strawberries and blueberry bushes. I’ll be impressed if the blueberries bear fruit later although they seem to be doing ok and look nice in their pots. The strawberries are already fruiting and the tomato plant has grown a lot and has green tomatoes on it.

Many of the green bean seedlings died off but three have grown huge and are now literally halfway up the house! So fun to watch them climbing up their poles! I’ll be interested to see if they make any beans- never tried to grow them before but we’ll see how they go!