Vegan Menu Plan

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Going from paleo last week right in to vegan is an adjustment. But we think it’s important to try different food lifestyles, to get a good idea of what you like and don’t like; what works and doesn’t work for you.

Most people are familiar with the vegan rules of eating-no animal products. No dairy, meat, or eggs, and some vegans avoid honey, silk, products with beeswax, etc.

So there is the list of “no”, but a great list of “yes” too- yes vegetables, yes fruits, yes grains and legumes, beans and herbs, nuts and seeds. So many yummy “yes” foods 🙂

If you want to try it out, check out our week of Vegan Menu plans and shopping list here.

Our Pinterest page has a board with all the recipes we use, divided by week.

We are excited to delve into vegan eating, and hope we can learn some new principles that we adapt into our eating lifestyles. Dive in and join us! Try it out for a week and see what you feel and think.

{Past food weeks include Mediterranean and Paleo.}

Love It Or Leave It: Wardrobe Week

New week, new challenge for minimalism! It’s time to focus on clothing, accessories, and shoes for this week. This is a big one for most of us. I think the biggest thing to remember is that a minimal wardrobe doesn’t have a certain “one size fits all” number of pieces you should have-it’s very personal depending on where you live, what you do for work, and what your hobbies are. Your wardrobe also doesn’t have to be a certain color to be minimal and simplified. I go for black, grey, and navy, but that doesn’t mean yours has to be neutrals. You like pink and teal? Go for it! You like fun patterns? Fill your closet with tacos and birds. The key is to just keep pieces you love and wear all the time, and ones that can be versatile for your lifestyle.

Here is the printable for this week- Minimalist Wardrobe (click for PDF):ED157D6A-1769-41A8-8E4E-E8DA3EA26118Print it out, and follow along!

Simple Yoga Mat Spray

At our Yoga and Cheese party last month, we had all the supplies out for people to make their own Yoga Mat spray. It was a simple and fun project, and one anyone can do at home! Here’s what we did:

 

1 Part Witch Hazel

1 Part Water

5-10 drops essential oil (we suggest lavender, orange, or peppermint)

 

Mix in a small spray bottle, spray on mat and wipe.

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You are welcome to use the labels we made for your bottles (right click and save to print):

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lavendar

peppermint

 

Goal Calendar-January

We want to start making a calendar each month to help keep us on track with our goals. There are little goals and challenges sprinkled through the month, as well as space for you to add our (and your!) own. Let us know what you think! Do you use a goal calendar?

Get as a PDF here: TheBalanceProject January Calendar

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