Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pi Day and lunch


Happy Pi Day!! Pi Day is such a wonderful day - it incorporates my love of all things nerd with happy thoughts of so many kinds of delicious pies with their flaky crusts (minus the kind Sweeny Todd makes, sorry not sorry Sweeny), or pizza pies. 



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With all those yummy thoughts floating around, I wanted to continue acquiring a habit of healthy eating. While I don't feel like I should completely cut out the pie, I also don't mind celebrating this day with a meal that will serve me better in the long term. I've been reading a lot about nutrition for athletes, and how important it is to be able to continue performing at your best in the long run (no pun intended, ha!). I will admit that I don't have the best history of eating healthy, but I think it's extremely important to take an interest in health, so have been working hard to rectify this. Recently, I've been searching You Tube for new lunch and dinner ideas, and have found lots of recipes for veggie type bowls. The neat thing about these bowls is that you can put whatever you want in them, and tailor it completely to your taste. I have been trying to incorporate more veggies into meals, and I like anything spicy. With these ideas, I have been making my own version of a rice bowl and have been loving it. Here it is in all it's non Pi glory:


It's fresh, super easy and quick to make and hits the spot. If you want to try to make a similar one, here's what I put in mine:

Corn (you can grill it or just leave it alone, I didn't grill anything since I was on a time crunch)
Black Beans
Avocado
Chickpeas
Carrots
Lettuce
Rice (warm)
Cheese (a small amount on top of the rice so that it melts)
Cherry Tomatoes
Celery
Shrimp (cooked and still warm, but you can leave these out completely or substitute for meat or tofu)
Pepper
Season Salt
Oil & Vinegar (a small amount)

I love these bowls because anything can be substituted or added in based on what you want. I'm definitely glad to have made this, and am feeling really inspired to make more healthy meals, with the occasional piece of pie on Pi Day thrown in. :) 






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