Week 2 – Move Nourish Believe Challenge

A little behind in blogging my recap of week 2, excuse me folks.

Week 2 – Day One: Go Meatless!

Soup is becoming my new favorite food.  I don’t know why I’ve never dared to make soup without a recipe before.  This soup was based loosely from this post I found at neverhomemaker.  It’s awesome!

My recipe included:

  • 1 jar of canned tomatoes (1 quart)
  • 1 can of black beans (I used 1 1/2 cups using this method)
  • 4 potatoes washed and cubed
  • 3-4 cups of frozen mixed vegetables (I just threw in 1 bag)
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth (I always use chicken bouillon powder and water)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • salt and pepper
  • bay leaf

Cooked on high for 3ish hours in the slow cooker, or until the rice is cooked.  YUMMY.

Week 2 – Day Two: Take Your Lunch to Work Today!

Tuesdays are my day at home all day, so this one was easy.  I had some leftover cauliflower pizza from Monday night’s dinner, broccoli, and I tried some Greek yogurt. (Not that I haven’t had Greek yogurt before, but it’s been awhile, and I hadn’t tried the WW endorsed yogurt yet.)  I must say, it was good.

The cauliflower crust I got from here.  The first bite was definitely…cauliflowery…but you got used to that very quickly and it was pretty tasty.  I’d eat it again.  I wouldn’t say it was necessarily super healthy, it’s made with a fair amount of cheese, but you can pick it up and eat it (no fork necessary), and it’s gluten free.

Week 2 – Day Three: Write it down! Journal your food today…

How appropriate?  This week I started tracking my food using both the Weight Watchers etools app, and MyFitnessPal.  As a Weight Watchers leader, I’ve obviously used the etools app before (although I must admit, it had been awhile since I’d tracked everything), but I’d never tried calorie counting.  And now that I’m writing this, a week later, I will say that I’m still using MyFitnessPal.  It’s just…interesting.  And the app seriously has EVERY FOOD included in there.  There was only one thing I couldn’t find already in the app’s food list, and it was something I picked up at a bulk Mennonite store in rural MO.

Week 2 – Day Four: Smoothie Day!

Hi, my name is Kate, and I love smoothies.  Also, I’m not very creative, and I have the same smoothie all.the.time.  For smoothie day I whipped up the old faithful strawberry chocolate smoothie.  I might’ve even thrown in some Dole Dipped Strawberries. (Found in the freezer section, strawberries dipped in dark chocolate?  Yes, please.)

Week 2 – Day Five: Go Raw Friday

Friday I was feeling a little under the weather, so all I wanted was some soup – which isn’t really “raw”.  So my participation in Raw Friday only lasted while I dipped carrots in hummus.  It’s the effort that counts, right?

I definitely enjoyed Nourish Week of the Move Nourish Believe challenge.  It made me cook some new dishes, which is always good.  I always have plans (and pins) of new recipes to try, but sometimes lack the motivation to actually DO IT.

About keepingupwithkate

reader, runner, teacher, wannabe crafter
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