Today I’m catching up with Top Ten and the Friendly Fill Ins – enjoy.
This week for Top Ten Thursday (I know I’m very late) Tamara at Part-time Working Hockey Mom has asked us to brainstorm an upcoming project: top ten ideas on how to remodel your terrace, how to fit in more exercise into your days or how to pimp your blog,…?
My project is to make sure we’re getting all our nutrients and and include more veggies that we’ve not had before in our pescatarian (fish eating vegetarians) diet.
1. I’ve recently bought a fabulous chart that outlines nutrients and the veggies they’re found in, which I plan to stick to the wall where we do our food preparation.
2. Follow instagram accounts that share healthy vegetarian recipes. A great one that I’ve found is Vegetarian Eats
3. Try new foods when out and about to see if it’s something we’d want to experiment with at home. Something that I must try as I’ve seen it in several recipes, is Jackfruit.
4. Remember that a lot of vitamins and minerals can be found in seeds which are really easy to add to all sorts of things.
5. Lots of people always assume that we find it difficult to get enough protein as we don’t eat meat anymore, but there are lots of other ways to get this very important nutrient, nuts being one of my favourites especially in the form of peanut or cashew butter.
6. The other important mineral that is a little harder to get is iron, though you’d be surprised how much iron is in vegetarian foods. This Website
gives details of the different foods and how much iron is in them. The other factor with plant based iron is that it’s important to try and optimise the absorption by eating vit C rich foods with your iron ones, and avoid tea or coffee at mealtimes.
7. Another thing I’d like to do to perk up our diet is to try some new vegetables in our meals. One of the supermarkets we were at recently had some veggies that I’d never seen before so I’m definitely going to google some recipes and try them.
8. Explore more health food shops to find new and unusual things to eat. We’ve got some seaweed noodles in the cupboard that we need to try – they’re black and full of healthiness.
9. In project eat better we need to not become too obsessed with what we’re eating that we lose the joy of food.
10. Never forget that chocolate and coffee have lots of really important nutrients in them, especially the feel good nutrient that it would be silly to live without.
Have you got any projects that you need to undertake? Before you leave today, make sure you hop over to Tamara’s Blog
and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with.
Now it’s onto Friday’s Friendly Fill Ins which is hosted by 15andmeowing.com
and Four-Legged Furballs
, visit their blogs to see other bloggers answers. The bits in bold are provided for us and the rest is purely me.
1. My beloved brings out the best in me
as he always has faith in my abilities even when I don’t.
2. Animal cruelty and neglect makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat and more morose than Eeyore. I’ll never understand the mentality of people that can hurt an animal, especially cats as they are such beautiful creatures (but then I’m a bit biased).
|Lord Rocky Horror – much chubbier than when we adopted him.
3. If money grew on trees, I would
buy us a house and take in lots of animals that need a good home.
4. I have a fear of spiders and heights when I’m in a car which I know is a bit bizarre. Spiders is a sensible fear as lots of them in Australia are very poisonous, but the car thing is a bit odd as I’m fine with heights otherwise.
That’s it for today, if you’ve enjoyed this post why don’t you join us next week on Thursday or Friday or both.
Until next time, have a really wonderful week.
Pamela & Ken