Organic Co-Op

So today is hump-day! Time for an update! I have held true to my elimination of refined sugar from my diet! I had a dinner party Tuesday night for Turner Inn (law school inn of court) and they served Big Truck Taco, which meat-eating Caitlin wasn’t really a fan of anyway, but everyone loved it. I stared at the food for a second wondering what I was going to eat. My trial coach suggested nachos, so that is what I ate.. Not vegan, but still vegetarian. However, my body was not pleased with cheese, even though it has only been about a week since I had eaten cheese; my stomach hurt for the rest of the night. This experience only solidified my desire to eat clean. Other than Tuesday night, my week has been pretty tame; lots of fruits, salads, and tea.

My main reason for choosing to eliminate refined sugar this week was because last week (when I was not eating meat,) I would eat snacks that were not healthy – like cookies full of sugar. I think the reason I want to get refined sugars over with is that I want to stop craving sweet things. Monday night Michael wanted a popsicle. Earlier, we purchased organic frozen fruit popsicles from Whole Foods for dessert, but Skinny Bitch says you can’t have something because you need it, only if you want it. We have a bad tendency of always needing something sweet after dinner, which is a habit I would like to kick! After letting the craving pass, he realized he really didn’t want the popsicle, thus (hopefully) retraining his mind not need something sweet after every meal. However, there is always a 50/50 chance that he ate that popsicle without me knowing. 🙂

As of yesterday, Michael and I are officially part of an organic co-op in Oklahoma City called OKC Organics. We bought a year membership to this co-op, which gives us access to $35/bag of organic fruits (4) and vegetables (8) once a month. Skinny Bitch says organic fruits and vegetables are important because they are grown without pesticides, so organic food keeps you from worrying about all the chemicals that you would be ingesting. Michael and I have always shopped at Whole Foods, but we don’t necessarily buy only organic food. I always kind of assume that Whole Foods is watching over me and make sure that pesticides aren’t in my food, but Skinny Bitch has the right idea because you have to know exactly what you’re eating to be able to control what goes into your body. Yes, organic food is more expensive, but you’re going to waste that money anyways – going out going out to dinner and buying frivolous things that you don’t need – when you could be putting money into your health and your body. It is hard to justify not doing so when you know you only get one chance.

Over the past few days I’ve been searching for wonderful vegan recipes on Pinterest while I wait for my Skinny Bitch in the Kitch book! I wanted to share a few with you! I have linked the pictures and the titles to the websites which have ingredients!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins - Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com #vegan #pumpkin #muffin #recipe

Mushroom Chili 

Mushroom Chili - VeganJumbo Stuffed Shells

Jumbo Stuffed Shells made without dairy? Oh yes, it's true!

Kahlua Hot Fudge 

Vegan Kahalua Hot Fudge | via minimalistbaker.com

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