Yoga & Healthy Eating Challenge: Week 1 Goals

What is your healthy eating goal this week?

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Here are examples:

– Replace all white/refined carbs (breads, pasta, rice) with whole forms like brown rice, 100% whole wheat bread, quinoa, rye, etc.
– Add a healthy breakfast to my routine:  Whole oats with one apple made with soy/almond milk + cinnamon
– Eat 2 servings of vegetables at lunch & dinner.  One serving is 1 cup of raw veggies and 1/2 cup cooked

Here is a hummus recipe I made today:
– 1 large can of Garbanzo beans (chick peas)
– Juice of 1 lime, + lime zest
– 1 Tablespoon Tahini
– 1 Tablespoon of capers, can use salt instead
– 1 Tablespoon of nutritional yeast
– Handful of basil

Rinse the beans.  I like to heat them, this adds creaminess.  Combine all ingredients except basil, in a food processor blend well.  Add the basil and pulse a few times.  Enjoy!

I spread lots of hummus onto a sprouted Ezekiel wrap with tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, and arugula.   On the side I had steamed kale and brussels sprouts, seasoned with a pinch of salt and wine vinegar.

What is your healthy eating goal for this week?  Please post below.

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  • Susan says:

    Eat 4 servings of vegetables a day.
    Drink at least 6 glasses of water a day. Increase my green tea drinks to 2 a day.
    Continue to not eat red meat and very little chicken and fish.

  • Laura says:

    I will stop eating refined sugar and practice yoga 4 times this week.

  • Leah says:

    Eat less dairy. I bought some So Delicious Coconut milk yogurt, but it just isn’t the same as my Greek yogurt. Any suggestions?

    • Jessica says:

      HI Leah,

      I prefer Soy Yoghurt to coconut milk . The texture is closer to dairy yoghurt. The problem is that Whole Foods doesn’t seem to carry it much. None at Arabella Station and limited supply at Vets. I haven’t found it in other markets either.

  • Vivi says:

    Attend 3 or more yoga classes this week, including one AM class!
    Learn to cook a new meal with my farmers market produce

    I love putting my oats in a mason jar & soaking them overnight in almond milk. The oats absorb the milk and are a great on the go breakfast. It’s extra yummy if you add cinnamon, fresh fruit, and chia seeds 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      I love oats, and almond milk with chia seeds too! I’ve done it with buckwheat too.

  • Kelli says:

    This week I will begin exploring some vegan recipes and experiment with tempeh. Avoid refined carbs and sugar. I will also attend at least 3 yoga classes. I have to tell you guys that this has opened up a whole new world to me. I’m having my first vegan meal tonight: tempeh heated in a skillet with sesame oil and the juice of one orange + red bell pepper with hummus for dipping + sautéed spinach + 1/2 field roast grain sausage. I would really appreciate any vegan sauce and veggie dip recipes. I wish you all a happy and healthy week!

  • Tammy says:

    1~Attend 3 yoga classes this week.
    2~Pack healthy lunch for work each day.
    3~Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

  • Megan says:

    This week I will practice yoga at least three times. I will also significantly reduce my refined carb intake, and have at least four servings of vegetables per day.

  • Beth says:

    I will bring ginger tea with me to work instead of coffee.

  • Ramona says:

    I plan to practice yoga 3 times per week at the studio, plan and make live/raw sauces and dips for salads and veggies, make rejuvelac to have on hand throughout the week, and make green juice to consume at least 4 times per week. I think this is doable.

  • Leah says:

    I tried a few new recipes for the 4th of July. Lentil burgers and potato chickpea salad. I used less oil in the potato salad and they didn’t get as brown, but the taste is pretty good and my husband loved the burgers.

  • Jessica says:

    This is a post from Sarah M.:
    My yoga goal would be to commit to practicing yoga a minimum of 3x/wk (currently less than once/wk – relatively new to the neighborhood/city and I have recently joined & loved your community class on Tuesdays).

    I have no physical constraints or limitations, as you can see my main obstacle is making time.

    My goals for this challenge is to create and commit to a routine yoga practice and healthy lifestyle.
    I am already on day 4 of no sugar (except for the wine consumed during celebratation 😉 ~ I have faith my morning cup of Joe will soon taste as wonderful as I remember.
    I will be removing alcohol from the diet for 30 days.
    and then look fwd to my weekly goals and sharing lots of great recipes & personal stories
    Ex of my personal weekly goals… A week of Raw/ a week of no cheese or milk Lactose free (I am a cheese freak, & may as well be coffee free too w/o cream or sugar)…

  • Kelli says:

    Week one was a very eye-opening, delicious experience! I was having so much fun trying new recipes and exploring new ingredients that I only had one non-vegan meal. My goal this week is to read the first 50 pages of The China Study (which I purchased yesterday) and continue on the path to a plant-based diet. In addition, I will attend at least 4 yoga classes.

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