If you're vegan and you love skiing I really recommend going for a package deal where the company you're booking with offers vegan options (make sure you let them know in advance so they can cater for you) ⛷
It made my life so much easier last week - our package included:
🌱cooked breakfast every morning as well as cereal and muesli options
🌱baked cake/snack/brownie every afternoon
🌱three course meal for dinner every night
The chalet team were lovely, the food was delicious - I was nervous it would be bland - and the portions were very generous and filling. The only downside was that we had to pay £29 extra for the vegan option - not sure if this is legal(!) and I felt a bit discriminated against 🤔
We stayed at a cute hotel called Chalet Lores in Val d'Isere, France and the trip was organised via @skiworld_uk, @skiworldvaldisere and @igluski 💚
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the biggest space in your heart”
So many of the moments I am making happen in my life right now are seemingly small. Then as I continue to travel LA I am reminded of the small moments just like these that occurred for me on my last few trips - These are the ones I stressed through and yet they have had the biggest impact on my heart!
The one wish for my prior self would be to be PRESENT! Know and see the beauty of the little things! Stress less girl!
I now recognise each and every experience for what it is; I am thankful, I no longer rush to the ‘next best thing’ or ‘what I should be doing’ I allow myself to enjoy the process of being in a space that fosters my growth and creativity!
I know I am where I need to be - right now! Appreciating the best #superfoodbowls at the @thegreenfoodcafe 😋 Thankful for the recommendations 🙌🏼 #perfection 💯
Connect and give thanks 🙏🏼
It was pretty much love at first sight... And not just because I’m an appreciator of #icecreamart . 😍
Have you guys met @theawesomegreen yet? Choosing one of her posts to introduce her to you was extremely difficult (if you check out her feed you’ll know why)! ❤️
Who’s your latest insta crush? Share them with me in the comments below, I love discovering new accounts! 👇🏼
I never imagined to find food like this in a ski resort! While I've really enjoyed eating warming soups, stews, pastas and other cooked food on the mountain, it was so great to have some of the food I love (yep there's sweet potato in there!) 🍠
This is the arctic superfood soul bowl which includes sweet potato, quinoa, goji berries, broccoli, green beans, sesame seeds, salad, beetroot and pumpkin seeds with a yummy but simple dressing 🌱
I saw more than one branch in Val d'Isere and they also have branches in ski resorts Meribel and Verbier 🎉
The weather conditions were pretty horrific yesterday and this was a great lunch stop after an intense morning skiing through blizzards
I used to think it was impossible to build my legs - that I would always have these chicken legs forever 😂 until I started focusing on leg and booty gains the last couple months 👌
At first they will ask you why you're doing it, and then they will ask you HOW you did it 💕🙌
I thought this day would never come!! 4 pizzas ALL VEGAN!! I ❤️ how each personality shines through.
Maya ~ simple veggie pepperoni 🍕 w/ a sprinkle of cheeze. Alex ~ loaded with veggie pepperoni 🍕 & just a hint of nooch. Mike ~ the works!! Me ~ GF cauliflower crust w/ olives, spinach & sundried tomatoes 🍅
A family that vegan pizzas together sticks together!
My confidence and comfort towards transitioning to a completely 100% whole foods, plant based diet manifested today and I wish I could share the exhilaration and happiness that I feel in my entire body 😊 I've been a flexitarian/vegetarian for many years now and it is so terribly exciting to be entering into a new realm of the foodie world! My spirit, my mental health, my physical and digestive health, have never ever felt this good in my entire life and now all I want to do is share it with everyone I know and love ❤️✨🌱 this is only the beginning and that thought alone has me grinning from ear to ear 😁 Learning how to make these delicious plant based cheese and cracker platters in school today definitely helped seal the deal for me 😉🌱🧀
Because the wedding from this weekend had me a little nostalgic when they played the song my cousin and my uncle danced to for their father-daughter dance (which was a beautiful choreographed dance, that I need to find on my computer somewhere!) So here's a little throwback from my cousin's wedding in 2015 💕
This is a photo from yesterday - one of my best days in 2018 so far for so many reasons!
🌱we had sunny clear skies all day
🌱the snow was perfect and we spent the day on a beautiful glacier
🌱we skied until the final lifts closed
🌱I had yummy vegan food all day including a vegetable tagine at a mountain restaurant!
🌱my ski crew decided the perfect conditions meant it was a perfect opportunity for fancy dress - this is me in my favourite jumpsuit
🌱we got involved in apres ski at @cocoricovaldi
🌱I felt a major sense of achievement when I was bombing down a tough run towards the end of the day and it hit me that I'm probably the fittest I've ever been. I didn't have that burning feeling in my thighs I often get when skiing (and last week at my body fat test this was an area I had lost a significant amount of fat!). I think this is down to being healthier, improved working out and of course being vegan 😉
Hope everyone else is having a great week!
When I'm travelling or on the go, I find it so important to have trusty vegan snacks to hand. Here's a photo of what I packed for my current ski trip:
🌱@grazedotcom superfood and protein bites (I really like the oaty chocolatey ones)
🌱@grazedotcom protein nuts
🌱@eattrek protein peanut bars and chocolate coconut flapjacks
🌱@perkierfoods granola bars
🌱@nakdwholefoods coconut bliss and salted caramel nibbles
🌱Nude salted popcorn
🌱@lovecorn_snacks salted roasted corn (I often have these as an afternoon snack at work)
🌱@wholeearthfoods power balls (quite excited to try these as I love their peanut butter!)
🌱@bluediamond roasted salted almonds
For those of you who follow my stories you might have noticed I have a reasonably big appetite 🙈 The thought of going hungry in somewhere I'm not familiar with and having a lack of vegan options available is not one I want to deal with so I try to make sure I have at least one to two snacks to hand every day 👍
I bought all of these from @sainsburys - their number of vegan options seems to be increasing every day! 🎉