First of all, I want to congratulate Caitlin and Kristien for the birth of their son! He is gorgeous and so perfect. We’re all sending you lots of love and prayers!
It’s official, peeps! I am registered for the Healthy Living Summit (aka a blogger’s dream event)!!! I’m so beyond excited to attend and can’t virtually hug and thank the planning comittee (Meghann, Julie, and Heather) and the rest of the HLB team enough for putting it all together! You ladies rock! It’s basically going to rule.
Thank GOD for Zuzana! For the mornings in which I get up early for school (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday), I need a short-and-sweet workout. I love starting my day off with a kick-butt workout but I also love getting adequate sleep. With ZWOWs, I don’t have to compromise either of the two! I completed ZWOW #11 and – just like that – 12 minutes came and went!
It is dreary, rainy, and humid today. These are days in which I want nothing to do with my hair. So, I took a 3-minute shower with my workout bun still in place and decided to let the mane run free for the day.
Mangy, sweaty hippy hair? Sure, why not! UNLEASH THE BEAST!
For some reason, I am quite hungry today. I was ready for lunch by 11:00 a.m.! Of course, my ancient laptop decided it didn’t want to read my SD card, so I can’t show you what lunch looked like. I can, however, give you an idea of what it looked like.
Picture the Rosemary-Roasted Chickpea Salad with a bunch of avocado and nutritional yeast. It is a beautiful, beautiful thing, my friends. Just let your imagination run wild!
After class, I went to Matty’s to work on the oodles of microbiology homework I had waiting for me. Luckily, there was a soccer game on TV that Matty really wanted to watch so I could get my work done and he could watch his favorite sport! In case you haven’t noticed, we have pretty opposite schedules and it can be really hard for us to go days without seeing much of each other. We decided it’s better to at least be in each other’s presence (like today) than not see each other at all.After the soccer game ended, my gem-of-a-boyfriend went to go pick up some dinner for us at the grocery store.
On the menu tonight?
Falafel and pan-roasted broccoli! It was a cinch to prepare. All I did was sautee the broccoli in olive oil cooking spray with garlic powder, curry powder, and nutritional yeast until it was golden brown. Meanwhile, I let the falafel (I used Veggie Patch) bake for 8 minutes in the toaster oven and served it up with some mustard for dippin’! Nom nom nom.
Subway Releases Three Vegan Subs
Good news! Subway is starting to cater for vegans.
According to the Huffington Post, animal rights advocacy group Compassion Over Killing (COK) helped convince Subway to start making vegan menu items. Three subs, the Sweet Riblet, Malibu Greek, and Italian Black Bean, will be piloted in Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas. The release of these three subs comes as a result of a successful launch of the vegan patty at Subways in Canada.
Would you like to see vegan options at your local Subway? While Subway is not a restaurant that I frequent (not the tastiest or the most nutritious food, in my opinion), I still think it is important for there to be options out for vegans in all areas of the food industry. Say I’m on a road trip and have to select the closest fast food option, I think Subway would be my choice. Plus, I’m curious! I’d love to try the Malibu Greek on their veggie delite salad. That being said, if you’d like to see some vegan sammies pop up in your area, you can call 203-877-4281 or contact COK’s Subway advoacacy branch, We Love Subway.
Fun fact: Subway is the largest fast food restaurant chain! It has 33,749 stores while McDonald’s has 32,737.