My friend just showed me this New York Times article on the difficulty of being a vegetarian in the Midwest. I thought it was really interesting and wanted to share it with you.
Personally, I haven’t found it so difficult, but I am a pescatarian and since I nixed meat I have lived in a big city,Chicago, or an ultra earthy, relaxed college town, Ann Arbor. Plus, I eat fish (pescatarian) and am not vegan.
What do you guys think, have you ever found it difficult to maintain your dietary preferences? If so, have you found a solution?
I was up late doing homework and watching Friday Night Lights with Ian so waking up this morning was tough. I need to get better about going to bed early!
I wasn’t hungry this morning but knew I should eat something before heading out to run, so I had a small date, some sunflower seed butter, and a few sips of coconut water.
I had a 10 miler on my schedule but my body just felt off today. My head hurt, my legs felt stiff, and even my stomach felt queasy. It wasn’t my fastest run but it wasn’t too far off marathon pace either and I ended up finishing in 1:18.
For breakfast this morning, I wanted something warm and comforting but also high in protein. I decided it was time to try Tina’s ‘Oatmeal’ Minus the Oats.
I omitted walnuts, halved the flaxseed, only used half a banana, and added raisins and more cinnamon to my oatless oats and I LOVED this breakfast. It is definitely going to find a place in my rotation. The texture was creamier and fluffier than oats and overall the oatless oatmeal were lighter than normal oats. Yum!
I topped mine with the remaining banana (sliced), a sprinkle of cereal, and some cookie butter.
Served with iced coffee and soy creamer and an adora disc.
I don’t work or have class today but I have a very busy day of homework and meeting with my advisor ahead of me.
Enjoy your Wednesday!