Category Eating

Those tempting smells and sights we all face when eating healthy

Getting food is no longer a problem for the general population, especially if you are able to push aside healthy eating. When going on the road, a quick and cheap option is usually the one people go with to keep them moving. Last week I rode on the bus with our men’s and women’s basketball […]

Being brave in the kitchen

Wheat is quickly becoming the staple of my family’s diet and my experimenting in the kitchen is giving us more and more ways to enjoy this plant that is grown in abundance in our home state of Kansas. We eat only whole wheat, of course, and I’m hoping that my tinkering in the kitchen will […]

Heading across the prairie and eating healthy on a 16-hour day trip

Just like anywhere else in America, the long roads that span the central prairies of America are filled with numerous places to pull off and eat. There’s plenty of fast food, gas station goodies and local favorites in the towns and truck stops between Topeka and the 14 other cities that make up the conference […]

Tracking my progress

There’s no denying I’ve been very happy about the changes my body has gone through and I’m about to brag about some of those changes. Just a few days ago I was lying in bed with my arm at my side and I noticed I could feel my hip. I hadn’t felt my hip in […]

Why I’m no good at moderation and why I had to go 100 percent with no turning back

A bad thing in moderation is still a bad thing. I used to do things in moderation. Bad, but seemingly harmless things concerning how I ate and what I ate. Seemingly harmless because I figured, what harm could they do if they were done in moderation? I didn’t have an explanation for it and I […]

Road trip food

How to pack plant-based foods for road trips

While the rest of the working media is enjoying the press box spread of pizzas, subs or whatever the marketing department could work out a deal on, I’ve found myself planning ahead to find something to nourish me between games or on the way home from a doubleheader. Eating a whole food, plant-based diet based […]

Blue Berry Oatmeal

Vegan Vegas on $11 a day

It takes some real work to make it on 11 dollars a day eating plant-based as close to possible in Vegas, but I just got done with a 24-hour period in my hotel on only that much money. It helped that I’m on a work trip with our basketball team and my breakfast buffet was […]

Treating myself

I went to Sonic today. No, I didn’t cave in. No, I wasn’t in the car with someone who wanted to grab a quick bite. I was with my wife and we had just left the doctor’s office where I had the kind of simple procedure that many men have after they and their partner […]

Soggy crackers (not a recipe…)

I spent my Sunday morning and early afternoon making my whole wheat flax crackers  to take to the athletic department’s holiday party that night. About two hours before the party I topped them three different ways. One with homemade oil-free hummus and cucumber triangles, another with hummus, salsa and avocado pieces and the last with […]

Hold the chicken sandwiches

Yesterday I texted my wife and asked her to bring me a banana and an apple to work so I could make it through a pair of basketball games. Later that night I realized how amazing it was that fruit was the only thing I thought of asking for to supplement my lunch. My eating […]