I’m going to do it a little differently today by using photos from my Instagram feed. While these photos today don’t represent foods I ate on the same day, I do think they give an accurate idea of my usual choices and serving sizes, in case that is of interest to you. Plus, I thought it would be fun to share some of my more candid photos, as opposed to the more edited stuff that I usually post here on the blog.
Even thought we’re having a really mild winter here in California, I’ve been less inclined to make green smoothies and have been making hot breakfast dishes like my Winter Breakfast Stew. I still like getting a LOT of greens in the morning, though, so I tried adding chopped, steamed spinach on top of a chocolate version of my stew recently. It was weird looking, but good (read: tolerable) once I got it all stirred together. The cocoa powder helped immensely, along with some extra raisins and a few drops of peppermint extract:
Sometimes I’m even up early enough to see the sun rise:
I still go hiking a lot, but less often now that I’m doing more yoga:
I am finding that with less intense exercise these past few weeks, my sugar cravings have greatly diminished. I’m not sure if this could be that intense exercise was causing my cortisol levels to rise or what? If anyone has any info about this, please let me know.
I’m only doing extended cardio like long hikes now about once every 10 days, even though it’s tempting to go more often with these types of views:
Not a snake, just plastic (yeah, it got me, too, ha ha):
I make a salad of varying size almost every day for lunch, plus one for the man. This one had way too many ingredients to list, but the highlight was the Paprika Hummus (recipe currently undergoing re-testing):
I usually write a good solid 3-4 hours in the afternoon. A few weeks ago, I flipped a big soup pot upside down (a tip I got from Dr. Fuhrman) and put my laptop on top. Ta-da! Instant stand-up desk:
It only takes one long hike for my feet (and the rest of me) to get really tired. I read online that soaking in an epson salt bath is good for that, plus the magnesium gets absorbed in the bloodstream and aids in recovery. I went to Target to find some:
I made dinner by steaming chopped delicata squash, tofu, and collards greens I cut into thin strips, served with a sauce of almond butter thinned out with lime juice and a dash of low-sodium tamari:
Dessert was treat of muffins I made using grated beets, almond pulp, coconut flour, and applesauce, topped with pumpkin seeds, currants, and coconut. Again, this recipe needs to be re-tested because the texture was a little off, but the flavor was yummy. This is how the batter looked:
Last night, my evening included prepping for today’s(!) Whole Foods cooking demo. Making the note cards made me feel a lot less nervous:
My evenings more usually include both reading and tv time. I scoffed when this newsletter turned up in my mailbox, and then realized how much of a nerd I am when I actually enjoyed reading it:
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my daily eats. See you soon!
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