Mission trip = complete. I had the chance to spend the last week on a trip to Virginia Beach, where church groups from all over the country got together and tackled a bunch of service projects in the community. Specifically: painting, yard work, helping out in senior homes, helping the homeless, and working in food banks. I know that everyone says it, but the trip honestly made me realize how much I take for granted. Truly, I have a new appreciation for everything that I have and I realize how lucky I am. I had a great week, made tons of new friends, and just had a blast. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you have made a positive difference in someone's life.
After a week of sleeping on the floor, showering in communal showers, and trying to find gluten-free food to eat, I've learned a few things.
1. My bed is my best friend
2. Showering without flip flops is the best thing ever
3. I never want to see another peanut butter sandwich ever again
(ok maybe until tomorrow)
Really though, my experience was amazing, but I'm so happy to be back home, which means back to running and back to fresh ingredients and nutritious food. *insert happy dance*
Something I've been thinking a lot about lately is how lucky I am to be able to pursue whatever hobbies I want and to chase my dreams. Living on granola bars and pb sandwiches for a week, I missed my quinoa, beets, and raw cashews. I missed shopping for interesting ingredients and trying out new recipes, and I realize that some people don't have the opportunity to do those things.
All in all, I just wanted to say that I'm not an entirely different person: I have mood swings and bad days just like everybody else, but what I saw this past week has reminded me how great my life really is, and I'm trying to remember that.
Slow down, enjoy the little things, and use your gifts to accomplish great things.
Now for the recipe! As I said, my week in Virginia wasn't exactly a foodie heaven, (not complaining!) So at the moment, I want all the vegetables in my face. Like now. This is a simple and delicious recipe that satisfies the biggest rabbit food cravings. And it works for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner, which I love because who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?? That's what I thought.
This recipe is fresh, simple, and uses only 5 ingredients! Yes, this is real life. If you feel like a veggie monster and need food stat, this is the solution to all of your problems.
Recipe inspired by: The Little Honey Bee
- I small zucchini, spiralized
- 1 carrot, spiralized
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat
2. Add the zucchini and carrot and cook until just soft
3. Make a hole in the middle of the pan and crack the egg into it
4. Cook to desired doneness
5. Transfer to a plate and take a bite
6. Happy dance.
7. Dance some more because you can.
8. Realize that eating and dancing should not be done together. No regrets.