Chickpeas are my Chicken – What I Ate Wednesday #3

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Today was a chickpea day. But with me, most days are. It’s not that I love the taste or crave them but somehow they just seem to creep into most of my meals. I realised that with the exception of about a month, I’ve had chickpeas every week this year. Scary. There’s been the standard chickpea curry, the chickpea ‘tuna sandwich’ , the chickpea stir fry and even chickpea burgers. You just can’t go wrong with them; they’re cheap (4 tins for £1 in ASDA), super quick to cook (you should know by now the kitchen is not where I belong) and they’re versatile. So here’s how I ate them yesterday:

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Why I don’t believe in cheat meals

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So what does cheating mean? When one cheats on their husband or wife it means they are going against the marital contract that they agreed to. They vowed to commit to one person and they broke that vow. So in order to have a cheat meal there must be something that you are cheating on. How can you intentionally cheat on your lifestyle, if it is a lifestyle? A lifestyle implies that it is something you have decided to do long-term and believe in. Sure, people go against their values and even religious beliefs sometimes but to me, to intentionally make a plan to cheat on your healthy lifestyle makes no sense.

Usually, when people adopt a healthy lifestyle, often to lose or gain weight or to just be healthier, they realise how bad certain foods are. You see posts on their Instagram of the dangers of cow’s milk or the amount of sugar in a can or coke or a McDonalds burger that just won’t expire. So, if you believe that junk food is bad for you, then why would you eat it at all? If you truly believe that processed food is harmful then why would you implement it into your diet at all, let alone once a week. It’s like saying, “I’m anti cocaine, it’s so bad for you,” yet setting aside every Friday lunchtime to take it. Junk food is bad for you, that’s why you gave it up in the first place right? The very things that got you overweight or gave you heart problems are the things you’re cheating with. So why incorporate them into your diet on purpose?

And for those who say, “I don’t do cheat meals, I do treat meals” why is food your reward? Are you a puppy? As humans we need to stop emotionally eating. From comfort eating to cheat/treat meals; it’s all a mental thing.

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What I ate Wednesday #2 (WIAW)

I’m pretty boring when it comes to food; I can eat the same thing every day and not get bored. If I like it, it’s here to stay. I hope my husband likes chickpeas because I practically live off of them. However, this week I actually didn’t eat any! I know, crazy. Here’s this week’s WIAW post. Go and visit Peas & Crayon to see the rest of the fun. If you have a blog then leave your link below.

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My Struggle: Acne & Confidence by Emma Aryee

I met Emma on a Mission Trip in Albania. She’s very quiet but I can tell a lot goes on in her head. The kids loved her and I know she had a great time serving them. She’s going to be a great doctor one day but for now she’s enjoying finding herself and growing. Check out her blog here.  Here is part of her story…

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Recent Eats

We all like to see what everyone else is eating. From the typical West Indian Sunday dinners (don’t forget the #wifeyskills) to the colourful salads to the amazing vegan, sugar free, flour free cupcakes. Scrolling through my instagram feed when I’m hungry isn’t a great idea but I like to follow people who make healthy meals or are generally eating well because it inspires me to make new things and encourages me to make good choices. Here are some of the things I’ve eaten recently:

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