A Food Post: Refried Beans!

In the last few months I have been more frugal in my life to save money for specific future endeavours. To do this, I have looked at foods that are simpler, cheaper, and healthier. Funny enough, these factors often go together! As an athlete and a generally busy person I don’t usually have a lot of time to prepare meals. I tri to cook larger meals on the weekend and eat leftovers, but as the week progresses I either get sick of the leftovers or have eaten it all. As a single person, meal planning is pretty simple and I … Keep reading

A swim-oriented week

This past week has been kind of full of swim workouts. I swam three times and I’m loving it! It feels so good to get back into my swimming groove, even though I have felt less powerful in my stroke and my right shoulder has been bothering me (more on that later). This morning I did 3100m with the triathlon club and it was hard work, but, honestly, at the pace I was going, I could have swam all day. I’m not sure if that’s what I should be doing or if I should be pushing it harder during the … Keep reading

Protein, Protein, Protein!

I consider myself a “professional label reader” to make sure there are no dairy, eggs, or other hidden ingredients that are not vegan. However, now I also look at the Nutrition List on all of the food items as well. It has been over a year since I thought this much about protein. I have kept a log for the past couple of days to approximate how much protein I’m taking in. For my weight, I figure I need to consume around 80-90 grams of protein/day. This is not the easiest thing in the world to do. I’m having to … Keep reading