Scenery and Veg

Good Morning!

I am so excited about the feedback on my last post.  I loved reading each and every one of your comments!  It sounds like most people have dealt with balance issues at one time or another.

For you readers out there not leaving comments (I know you’re out there!) don’t be shy!  Come play with me 🙂

Back to this morning…

The weather has been so nice lately here in Cincy that I decided I’d blog from the outdoors this morning.  I awoke, packed up my breakfast, coffee and computer and traveled downstairs to find a place to set up shop.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t as warm outside this morning as it looked…too cold for my booty!  I tried to hang in there but eventually called it quits and retreated to the warmth of my dorm room.

I managed to take a few pictures of breakfast and our lovely campus before coming back inside though.

Go Bearcats!

The steps that froze my bum and drove me to submission

Pumpkin Protein Oat Bran Cake and Coffee in my favorite filigree mug (Thanks, mom!)

Excuse it’s yellowish hue…this was an au natural shot

It was nice to take a morning walk around campus and get a little fresh air.  Girl needs it.

I am excited for later today because the boyfriend is coming to Cincy and we are thinking of trying out a vegetarian/vegan restaurant near here called The Loving Hut. I’ve been perusing its menu all morning– there are so many delicious looking options!  The raw pizza and raw taco salad are making me hungry for lunch already!

As I have mentioned before, I am not vegan nor am I vegetarian– but I like to dabble in both types of diets.  Aside from the health benefits, I like trying out different types of diets and cuisines because it’s just plain fun!  I wish I could better explain this, but I feel that there is just something more interesting about eating pizza from a vegan pizza parlor than if I were to go to any old pizza place around town.  Likewise, the thought of ordering a slice of vegan chocolate cake from a vegan restaurant is more exciting than going to a Kroger bakery and choosing the non-vegan version from there.  This doesn’t stem from a health point of view– vegan desserts are no healthier, nutritionally speaking, than regular ones.  I think it has to do more with the fact that I know non-traditional ingredients and new methods of cooking (or not cooking, for that matter) are going into the vegan food options.  I don’t eat out at restaurants very often for two main reasons: one being that it is much cheaper to prepare my own meals; And two, because I’d rather prepare my own healthy meals than go to a restaurant and have to navigate the menu for something both delicious and healthy.

Fortunately for me my boyfriend, The Loving Hut looks to be fairly priced and definitely has healthy options aplenty!

Right now I’m off to the gym and then finishing up some homework.

Have a good weekend!

Question:

What are your main reasons for eating the way you do?

Do you look at menus online if they are available before going to a restaurant? Or is that just me…

 

Amy

 

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6 responses

  1. have fun at the restaurant! that sounds so fun!! i TOTALLY agree with yout- cooler ways of cooking ALWAYS intrigue me!

    February 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

  2. Catherine Culligan

    My main reasons for eating the way I do (mostly clean) is that my body responds best to this type of diet. As soon as I introduce highly processed foods into the mix I get a bloated belly and just feel gross.

    If it’s available, I check out a menu before hitting a restaurant. That way I can figure out what I want before I get to the restaurant. If I haven’t looked at the menu first I find it much easier to get tempted by something that isn’t very healthy and will make me feel like crap shortly after eating it.

    February 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

  3. haha i ALWAYS look at menus before i go out! i think i’ve seen a loving hut in nyc and totally wanted to try it out 🙂 i’m gonna double check on that haha.

    have a great week girly!

    February 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  4. I (try to) eat (mostly) vegan because it lines up most closely with my values. Also, my body feels strongest when I feed it a plant-based diet.

    I eat lots and lots of chocolate because it makes me very, very happy.

    February 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    • Me too! My boyfriend makes fun of me for the amount of chocolate I eat. Let’s face it, I’d marry chocolate if I could– he doesn’t appreciate me saying that…

      February 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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