The topic for the month of May is Nourish - and this is a topic that has been weighing heavily on my mind lately.
As someone who is mostly vegan, I should eat healthy. It sounds like I would, right? And sometimes I do. Other times, I eat horribly. And I really think the lack of consistency in my life impacts it so much. At home, I have the chance to cook. On the road I have to eat out. And not every restaurant (or every geographic region for that matter) caters to vegetarians, let alone those trying to eat vegan. Mostly, it means eating a whole lot of carbs and processed food - or living on plain salads.
One perk of eating on the road is that I seem to be eating regularly, which is something that doesn't always happen at home. I rarely eat breakfast at home (unless you count coffee!) and even at meal time my diet is rarely balanced due to tiny humans who steal from my plate and rarely let me consume a hot meal. We are trying to make an effort to have more sit down dinners as a family, but even as small as my children are now it seems that's rarely possible with dance lessons and soccer practice and playdates and... And then there is all the candy and junk that seems to come along with children - and my extreme lack of willpower in its presence.
In a nutshell, my diet is in serious need of an overhaul. Perhaps this is just the month to do it. Time to do some research. I've been told that Becoming Vegan is a phenomenal resource for learning about nutrition for vegans, and it's been patiently waiting for me on my iPad to read. Time to get reading...
Anyone want to read it with me?