Skip Easter Dinner…

25 Apr

Did everybody have a happy Easter?

Easter breakfast consisted of my first ever BOATMEAL CAKE!

Flavor of choice? Banana Bread! 😀

I didn’t really feel like making anything too special for dinner. I actually spent my Easter studying for finals and writing a final essay. Sounds fun, right?

I did however have time to make dessert. That’s just a must.

As I was writing my final paper I thought I would share a piece with you.

“Topic of choice” essays usually led to something along the lines of “Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet” research papers. As much as I write about this topic, you think I would just recycle old papers and turn them without having to do any work. For my own sake, I mix them up a bit. One time I wrote about the dairy industry, another time I wrote on factory farming. Now, I’m just combining them all together muhaha. Anyway back to my research I wanted to share!

The plant-based diet includes a wide variety of whole foods consisting of beans, whole-grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, along with products made from these natural foods, such as tofu, tempeh, and meat analogs. Those who believe plant protein is inferior to animal protein may be surprised to learn that plant proteins contain the same 22 amino acids as animal proteins. The meat and dairy industries spend billions of dollars to project their message right into your shopping cart through television commercials, magazine ads, and grocery store ads. These powerful industries even recognized it was important to teach young children “good nutrition”  at a very early age. Since the end of World War 2 they spread their protein message to our nation’s youth by providing schools across the U.S. with colorful charts of the “important food groups” that emphasized meat, dairy products, and eggs. For the decades following World War 2, one simply could not ignore the emphasis on protein.

Interesting, eh? It goes on to say that protein deficiency only occurs in 3rd world countries (if any) because of the lack of food. Basically, if you have food, you have protein whether it be a grain or a bean.

On to other news,
Alexandra has awarded me with the…

The Rules:

1. Post this award with the picture and name of whoever awarded it to you

2. Do the stuff

3. Award to 7 others and tell them you did so

The stuff:

1. Name 3 things that are lying right next to you

2. Name 2 foods that you cannot live without

3. Name 1 thing you did today

Three things next to me:




Two foods I cannot live without:

Nut butters!


One thing I did today:

Zumba! & Coffee/tea with the Zumba girls.

& Tag your it? You know how I feel about tagging people, tell them Whitney sent you.

Well, I’m off to get ready for the day and TAKE MY FINAL MATH EXAM. Holy cow, I’m on the borderline of passing that stupid class. Stress? Wish me luck!


29 Responses to “Skip Easter Dinner…”

  1. chocolate katie April 25, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Ick! Good luck!! I had to do a project on Easter too… Well, ok, I admit that I could’ve done the project early. But I’m a last-minute Annie! 😉

    Happy Monday, sweetie pie!

  2. IHeartVegetables April 25, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    yummm I couldn’t live without chocolate or nut butters either!!! (And I especially like them together! haha)

    • vegansunshine April 25, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      Ohh yeah Justin’s Chocolate PEANUT BUTTER.

  3. movesnmunchies April 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    AHH GOOD LUCK! you know i love that info about plant based diets WOOHOO!.. oh YESS cannot live without nut butter or choc either!

  4. forgottenbeast April 25, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Hope the exam goes well!

    That oatmeal looks delish–I need to invest in some baking dishes so I can try that out.

  5. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) April 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Great paper! I love when people write about plant-based diets…so glad the right research is getting out there. Glad you had a nice Easter!! 🙂

  6. TheMeInsideUs April 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    good luck! i have 2 math exams on wednesday. i’m already stressin out!

    love the paper topic 🙂 i can’t live without nut butters and chocolate either, they’re the best!

  7. Tara April 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I need to try boatmeal! I feel like banana boatmeal is impossible to screw up. It’s such a good flavor! I’m thinking of adding chocolate chips.
    Good luck with the exam!! You ate going to do great!

    • Tara April 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

      **are going to do great**

    • vegansunshine April 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

      I almost added chocolate chipsss!

  8. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Hmmmm boatmeal! Looks good! Your cat is so cute 🙂

  9. applesnoats April 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    good luck on your final!!!!

  10. Jess April 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I hope you did well on your exam! I’m sure you did!! 🙂

  11. katshealthcorner April 25, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I love Katie’s Boatmeal!!! I just had one like yesterday, and I am HOOKED! 😀

    Hehe, Maggie is too cute! 🙂

  12. Hungry Dancer April 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Good luck on your test!!! That boatmeal looks delish!!

  13. theflourishingfoodie April 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Yay for plant based diets! Good luck on your exams!

  14. Ma Ma Megan April 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    I loved your paper. I have never heard of anyone here get a protein deficiency because it’s not hard to get enough protein!
    Good luck on exams!

  15. Kayla April 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    GOOD luck!

  16. kate@ahealthypassion April 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    I need to try boatmeal asap and banana bread flavor sounds perfect! Hope you did well on your exam 🙂

  17. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 26, 2011 at 12:43 am #

    Good luck on your math exam! I have one on Wednesday- if I don’t pass, I’m going to fail the class! Yikes!

  18. Rachel (tea and chocolate) April 26, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    Good luck on your finals! This time of year is always so stressful. Also, borrowing topics and ideas isn’t bad, it’s smart studying. That’s what I’m telling myself at least. 🙂

    Maggie is so adorable!

    • vegansunshine April 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

      It really does make everything else A LOT easier. Plus, it’s not like it’s cheating because you wrote it!

  19. Olivia April 26, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    good luck on your math final! I know how much those things SUCK, I have mine all next week + the week after 😦 Love the boatmeal bowl too; those are some of my fave breakkies!! Hope you had a great easter:)

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