4/14 Menu Planning & Vegetarian Challenge

Benefits of Vegetarian Diet
  • Lower disease risk
  • Less obesity in vegetarians
  • Increased energy
  • Strong bones
  • Longer life
  • Reduce risk of food-born illness
  • Ease menopause symptoms
  • Eat less toxic chemicals and hormones
  • Reduce pollution
  • Save money
  • Improve performance
  • Decrease recovery time
Source: Joel Fuhrman: Fueling the vegetarian athlete

As I have mentioned many times on here, I am vegetarian bordering on vegan, and love it. I feel great, have less health problems and still get plenty of protein as an endurance athlete. Give it a try, see how you feel, 1 week only. Check out the Recipe Section on my blog or Jill's for meal ideas. 

This is a low key and no pressure challenge. And more importantly no guilt.
Watch for blog posts this week and final challenge details to be announced on April 21. Did I mention that we have prizes? Yes, a little extra motivation generously provided by out sponsors.
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If you have any questions feel free to email me at marathonmom28@gmail.com or Jill at jillconyers@gmail.com

Now on to my weekly menu, I feel like I am getting into a meal rut, I think a lot has to do with the lack of nice weather. I want to move on to warmer weather foods but it stays cold. Trying a couple new recipes this week in hopes of changing things up a bit. How do you get out of a meal rut?

GF Flax Muffin with Almond Butter

Black Bean/Sweet Potato Burger & Roasted Potatoes
Grilled Eggplant with Mashed Cauliflower & ?
Veggie Bean Crockpot Meal (Based on Recipe)

Veggies and Hummus
Apples with SunButter
Brown Rice Cakes with Almond Butter
Granola with Almond Milk Yogurt


  1. Love the idea of a vegetarian challenge! Hmm, good question about ruts. I guess I try to mix it up enough every week that I don't have a chance to get tired of anything in particular. Hope you get warm weather to stay soon!

    1. I try this too but we seem to get happy with the regular meals.

  2. Yay! I've been going back and forth about a vegetarian lifestyle for so long so this challenge will be perfect for me!

  3. Woohoo! I've been wanting to go veg (again -- have been both vegetarian and vegan in the past) and this is exactly what I need to get me back on track. I feel so much better without the meat and a challenge is always helpful.

  4. A vegetarian challenge? What a great idea! I usually peruse my favorite cooking blogs for new meal ideas when I find myself in a rut. I try to experiment with a new one each week!

    1. I need to get back to browsing blogs again or actually use some recipe I have pinned!

  5. We're both in a rut! I'm trying all new lunch/dinner recipes this week.

    1. No new ones for us, but I did use a few we haven't done in quite some time.


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