The official kick-off to another anticipated football season instantaneously prompts thoughts of the Fall season, crisp and cooler weather, and the up-and-coming holidays which are in the not-so-distant future.
Although I’m not a huge football lover, I do enjoy football-inspired social gatherings. I am also a lover of all things Fall, which means I fall victim to those notorious comfort foods, snuggling up inside while mindlessly eating, the seasonal pitfalls of over indulging, and parties-galore!
Full Disclosure – – Fall and Winter are by far, the toughest time for me to be Vegan. However, I’m determined to not let that little known fact be the Achilles heel in my journey.
The best way to combat my need to “give in” to temptation or my “triggers” is to arm myself with other, just as satisfying and wholesome options. If you don’t practice this tip already, your homework assignment for the Fall Kick-off Season is to generously fill and keep a fruit bowl in full-view on your kitchen countertop. It not only reminds you to select healthier options, but if you and your kids see it instead of the cookie jar, you’ll most likely grab an apple instead of a cookie.
As we bid farewell to summer and say “see you later” to the summer fruits and veggies we’ll miss, let’s remember to put our health first when deciding to eat the unhealthy stuff, minimize the indulgences (you’ll appreciate them more when you do), stick to the plan and fill that fruit bowl. If you’re still on the fence about becoming Vegan, that’s okay. Just focus on making more Vegan recipes and incorporating more fruits and veggies into your diet for now.
Food for thought: check out the link below and see how becoming animal-free is not a fad, but a movement. Enjoy the season!