Hello! Happy Monday! I’m actually excited for this week because I have lots of new classes to attend. Plus I really want to get back into a healthy routine after this weekend. Friday night was a typical university student’s Friday night… so basically not very healthy! In fact I didn’t feel so great for most of Saturday.
Luckily by Saturday night I was feeling better and had the energy to make myself a vegan sausage bake by Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Cherry Tomato and Sausage Bake from Jamie at Home. I used as many vegetables from the farmers market as possible: peppers, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini. They’re so delicious right now and I know they won’t last much longer!
Summer vegetable and vegan sausage bake
Serves 1 | Vegan
1 Yves sweet Italian veggie sausage
1/2 pint of heirloom cherry tomatoes
1/2 of a medium zucchini, diced
1/2 of a baby eggplant, diced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp each of dried oregano, thyme, and basil
Salt and pepper
Place the vegetables and sliced sausage in a glass baking dish and toss with the oil, vinegar, herbs and salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for about 20 minutes. Remove and stir, allowing the tomatoes to release their juices. Place back in oven for another 10-15 minutes.
I served it with bulgur. It was so delicious!
I spent the night on the couch watching Meet the Parents with my roommate then turned in early for the night.
On Sunday I was so excited to wake up feeling like a human again! I celebrated by trying out some fresh figs in my oatmeal. I figged it up with some chopped dried figs and fig jam as well. It was amazing!
Then I headed to the gym for a much needed workout. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes of ab and upper body weights.
I came back home and showered then made lunch: sandwich with avocado, hummus, tomato, sprouts, carrots and cucumber along with an apple.
The afternoon was spent actually being productive, since I was in no state to do anything on Saturday. I powered away at some readings, retyping some notes, and searching for volunteer opportunities. It feels good to have all that done!
A snack of plain Greek yogurt, honey, Kashi Honey Almond Flax, Fiber One cereal, and cacao nibs tided me over though all that work.
For dinner was craving vegetables, so I made roasted sweet potatoes, kale chips, steamed green beans, and marinated tofu. Yum!
Sundays healthy eats and workout really helped me to feel back to myself again – and it feels so good! I need to remember this feeling next weekend when it’s my good friend’s 22nd birthday. Someone hold me accountable hey?
If you drink, how do you balance it with your healthy lifestyle?
What helps you feel back to normal the next day?