Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vegan in Vegas: Hofbrauhaus

This weekend I went to Germany!
I wish... but I did go the closest I can get to Germany in Las Vegas, Hofbrauhaus!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Two Years Vegan

Sunday August 13th was my two year vega-versary! I feel like I have to say, "Wow I can't believe its already been two years", but honestly feels like I've been vegan forever. It's my normal. Sometimes I forget that I wasn't always vegan.

There are a few things that are hard about being vegan like milk being in A LOT of foods that don't need milk product, or being judged on getting no cheese on my veggie pizza... =) But really being vegan is awesome.

It's kind of crazy because I actually went vegan on a whim. Two years ago I was not feeling great and I wanted to eat healthier, so I tried the Whole 30 diet. Basically you can only eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat for thirty days. I hated eggs and rarely at meat but on whole thirty to get enough calories in I had to eat them. I struggled that year with eating healthy off of the whole thirty. One night when I was writing a grocery list I thought, "I don't eat dairy anymore so if I eliminated meat and eggs, I can add grains and other things that aren't on whole thirty and do a vegan challenge then maybe vegetarian." I changed my grocery list to vegan only. It was going to be my next challenge, but I watched tons of videos and documentaries on being vegan. My week of "being vegan challenge" turned into a lifestyle change forever and I couldn't be happier!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Utah Favorites

Last year I moved from Los Angeles to Northern Utah. Now Im in Las Vegas. Utah is very different than California, with many pros and cons. I thought I would stick to the positive and share some of my favorite things and places in Utah.
My favorite place in all of Utah is Park City. No matter what time of year it is its beautiful and theres lots to do. In the summer they have biking, hiking, concerts, farmers markets... in the winter there is skiing, snowboarding, sledding, all the winter sports. 
I really enjoyed experiencing my only white Christmas. The snow is so beautiful, especially on the mountains. 
My favorite place to eat in Salt Lake is a little to go vegan sandwich place called Bud's. They have delicious sandwiches, salads, and zucchini chocolate chip cookies! Its best to go when its not snowing so you can eat out or just take it to go if its too cold out!
Another one of my favorite restaurants is in Ogden, Sonora Grill. They have a whole vegan section on their menu. It was our favorite place to bring guests. Theres something for everyone there.
I really enjoyed exploring around Salt Lake. The capitol building is beautiful with a park and hiking close by. 
One of the best times I had in Utah was camping up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was absolutely beautiful, except its really scary driving down the mountain in the middle of the night!

Also I can't forget the $5 movies on Tuesdays. Im pretty sure almost all (except for the fancy recliner theaters) do $5 tickets every Tuesday. I don't know the reason, but its awesome!

Have you ever been to Utah? Whats something you enjoy there?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Vegan Camping

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on an overnight camping trip in Cottonwood Canyon in the Utah mountains. It was so beautiful! The last time I went camping was when I was a child with my family and I wasn't in charge of food. The first time camping as an adult and a vegan!

Lunch: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Dinner: Veggie dogs and chips
Dessert: Dandies S'mores
Breakfast: Bottled smoothie, Grapes, and a banana with peanut butter.

I was lucky to be able to go to the store for breakfast, but if not I would have just had a pb&j. Next time I will try and be more creative and healthy, but for a last minute quick camping trip I think I did alright!

What are your favorite camping foods?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Achieving Health and Fitness Goals

At the beginning of every month I make new goals for myself to motivate my workouts.
I was thinking of the ways that help me and thought it would be helpful to share, so here they are.