Hi Jules, I would like to just take this moment, to say thank you.
When I was sent this week’s challenge for Meatless Monday, I immediately went on the hunt for great meal ideas.
I am pretty obsessed with this vegan taco salad with creamy cilantro lime dressing (oh yeah! Not only is Kara’s recipe meatless — it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and has no added sugar.
The funny thing is, once I get started I know it will go quickly! My gift to myself is going to be clearing my conscious of these nagging tasks. I like to have standing days and times for workouts, hikes with Lexi and Harley, date nights with Brooks, time with my girls, and, equally important, some ME time.
Knowing what lies ahead week after week makes me feel organized, and with the Move Tour right around the corner, I need all the organization and sanity I can possibly get.
I’ve decided that every little item I schedule over the next few months will be something that is either essential to my professional life or something that will bring me great joy in my personal life. If you follow me on Instagram you already know I just had my epic bachelorette party.
For my BEACHelorette, my closest girlfriends and family took a trip with me to lovely Mexico.Still, there are people in my life I haven’t been so great at keeping in touch with. We all have that growing list of things we really have to do, or we really do, or whatever the status may be. This ongoing list of tiny tasks gives me major anxiety.Often they cross my mind and I say to myself, “I should really check in with them.” This month, I will set aside some extra time to reach out to the people on that list. I mean, some of the things on my looming list are: clean out the trunk of my car, organize my junk drawer, look over the expiration dates on my spices — you get the idea. I’ve committed to doing at least one item per weekend. I’m a firm believe that a little routine goes a long way.In addition to the fun we had dancing, boating, and swimming, we also played with our style.Although my captain’s hat tops them all, everyone brought their cutest bathing suits, cut out dresses, fringed accessories and cover-ups.Kara’s a nutritionist, so she knows what she’s talking about when she says it’s full of clean, plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K. Vegan Taco Salad Ingredients: • 3/4 bag organic arugula • ½ 15.25oz can organic corn (no sugar added) • ½ 15oz can organic black beans • ½ 3.8oz can sliced black olives • 1 large handful sliced organic mixed tomatoes • 1 cubed avocado • 1 almond flour tortilla (you can find these at Whole Foods) Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing: • 1 cup soaked cashews • 3½ tbsp olive oil • 1 lime • 3 tbsp pure water • ½ tbsp cilantro leaves • 1/8 tsp sea salt • pinch of black pepper There’s a well-known saying that goes, “Great athletes aren’t born, they are made.” Well, I believe the same applies to confidence.