I’m convinced I’m never going to get this whole night shift thing down.

As I’m writing this, it’s Thursday (day) and while I should be sleeping because tonight kicks off another stretch of nights for me,

I. JUST. CAN’T.

I swear the pressure of feeling like I have to sleep is preventing me from doing exactly that. Yesterday was my day off and I was somehow totally capable of taking a two hour nap (with Remy snuggled up to me) at 4PM. But today – NADA.

Also totally intended to take a Benadryl (or two) at like noon to force myself to sleep but I forgot until 3pm when I went to lie down and at that point it was just too late. So now I’ve been laying in bed since 3 trying to force myself to sleep for the past two hours. As you can see, I’ve given up.

Guess I’m going to be up for 24 hours straight today. HALP.

I’ll be on nights this whole weekend so I doubt I’ll be up to cooking or doing anything too exciting, so please please do some extra fun eating for me!! Maybe I can convince the.boy to go to Dough doughnuts and bring me back something extra-caloric and yummy. Here’s to hoping.

Happy eating!

Sunday

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Hummusapien

Prep Ahead Tip: Sweet potatoes and cabbage slaw can be made ahead of time to make this meal come together quickly.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten-free.

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Hummusapien

 

 

Monday

Eggplant Curry with Cucumber Mint Raita from Making Thyme for Health

Prep Ahead Tip: Raita and eggplant curry can be made up to 1 day in advance.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

Eggplant Curry with Cucumber Mint Raita from Making Thyme for Health

 

Tuesday

Kale Pesto Pasta Salad from The Roasted Root

Prep Ahead Tip: Prepare the kale pesto sauce up to 5 days ahead of time. Pasta can be prepared and refrigerated in a tupperware container up to 2 days ahead of time.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Omit the parmesan cheese to make this recipe vegan.

Kale Pesto Pasta Salad from The Roasted Root

 

Wednesday

Skillet Brown Rice with Beans and Heirloom Tomato Salsa from Eats Well With Others

Prep Ahead Tip: The rice can be cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to use.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: This recipe is already gluten free and vegan.

Skillet Brown Rice with Beans and Heirloom Tomato Salsa from Eats Well With Others




Thursday

30 Minute Red Beans and Cauliflower Rice from She Likes Food

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

30 Minute Red Beans and Cauliflower Rice from She Likes Food

 

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2 Responses to Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – 8.5.17

  1. Maree says:

    Joanne. I totally get your panic about not being able to sleep and knowing you have to perform. You will do it anyway, and you will do it really well, and then tomorrow you will also sleep really well and the week will be off to a reasonable start. This current pressure is outstanding and will shift. You are by nature an outstanding performer and a fully growed-up human. So you are managing your massive load and it will get easier and easier. Not sure if blogging is a blessing or a curse at a time like this but please…if it makes your life heavier we can just wait. And be there for you on the other side. Go girl.

  2. Kate says:

    I always had a hard time “sleeping when the baby sleeps” but I feel like if I were working nights I’d eventually get better about day sleeping. I hope the same holds true for you.

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