My main barrier to eating healthy all the time is just plain laziness.
My worst time is at breakfast. It seems ludicrous that a person can be too lazy to make a smoothie in the morning but I manage it. I tell myself that it is too much work to go into the kitchen and make food so I’ll go to the bagel place or worse, McDonalds, on my way to work. It takes about 5 minutes to get food handed to you. It takes about 2 minutes to make a smoothie. The math is not in my favor.
So, one of my goals for this week is to make breakfast an event.
This morning I sliced up a banana, an apple, and an orange and arranged them on a plate with a few dollops of peanut butter. Look at how much food that is!
That’s one of the nice things about eating a clean plant-based diet. You can eat vast quantities of food. There is no excuse for being hungry.
At the same time as making breakfast I started some quinoa cooking and started baking a sweet potato. I haven’t had a baked sweet potato since the incident when I caught the microwave on fire last May while baking one. I guess I didn’t have one that day either, come to think of it.
Lunch will be the baked potato with black beans and salsa. Dinner will be the quinoa (cooked with veggie broth and tomato paste) with leftover lentil sloppy joes adapted to the Engine 2 Diet by not cooking with oil and decreasing the maple syrup a bit.