Holiday BBQ

It’s a holiday weekend here in the US, and holiday weekends used to mean lots of food. They still do, but the food has changed. Where we used to eat burgers with buns, potato and pasta salads, and corn from a can with root beer, we now apparently make vegan burgers, big green salads, and homemade salsa with sun tea. Then we finish it all off with raw food brownies. I’m so impressed with the changes my family has made. They did make ribs and steak, but they also are willing to try new things so they can incorporate more health into their lives. While I made smarter choices today, I obviously could have had a healthier day. Today is not necessarily a day you want to model a whole foods diet from, but it could have been worse. Easily.


  • Smoothie (1/2 of 6 RIPE bananas, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 C coconut water, 2 tsp cinnamon, ice)
    • Husband had the other half. YUM. Will add cinnamon more often!
  • I large Granny Smith apple 
  • 4.5 oz blueberries
  • Corn tortilla chips and homemade salsa
  • Homemade potato chips
  • MORE vegan lentil burgers! Nommm. (and ketchup)
  • 2 raw brownies 
Calories: Unsure
Colors: Yellow, green, blue, red, orange, brown, white, green
Water: Also unsure. Didn’t measure. Over 100 oz if I had to guess though.
Exercise: Very light swimming
Sunshine: 1 hour
Sleep: 8 hours! Went to bed a little earlier than I wanted to. Woo!
Like I said, I didn’t do so hot today. I ate so much at lunch that I didn’t eat dinner. Didn’t eat as well as I usually do, but I’m really not stressed over it. That’s life. It’s one day. Tomorrow will be easier since I’ll be eating at home, but I made smarter choices and came prepared by making those lentil burgers. It’s those types of things that make this lifestyle achievable. It takes some planning ahead, but it’s easy to make it work. And either way, I don’t let stuff like this bother me. If I want potato chips, I feel better about them when I make my own. And I’m honest with you guys. Like I said, I’ll be honest with you and you’re honest with yourselves. 
Also, I’m thinking about making videos. What do you guys think? Let me know! Happy Memorial Day. 
Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.

3 thoughts on “Holiday BBQ

  1. Yay! And I knew what you meant. ;o) It's so true though. I don't care if I eat too many of those brownies usually because they're full of fruit and good stuff! Maybe a little too much fat, but it hasn't seemed to produce bad results.

    I hope to make a video soon!! I just think it'll be fun. :o)

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