Love yourself. Love your body. Eat healthy!
For this I had some kale, mustard greens and.. greens I can't remember name of, but they come with white or bright yellow or bright red stems and veins and dark green leaf-material? Anyway, I chopped those off and cooked 'em with just enough water to cover plus two chicken buillon cubes.
This was fairly short cooking time, by the way, /just/ enough to soften 'em. Then I poured the excess water out (sniffle) and added one and a half to two tablespoons of mayo. Mayo bad! But so tastilicious. :D
I also added some dried parsley, dill weed and ginger, plus a can of tuna and the dark green section of a leek. I stirred it all together and let it bubble just enough to soften the leeks a bit.
It is DELICIOUS.
Today's lunch is yumtastic. Kale stirfried with mushrooms, green onions, leftover chow mein from yesterday's chinese food aaaaand.. Lots of Muenster cheese. :D And I still haven't even touched my lowest calories needed line!
For flavor I had in dried dill, dried parsley, black pepper and the last bits of horse radish. Oh, and it was all fried in extra virgin olive oil. Yumyumyum.
What did you guys have for lunch today?
Also: what's your favourite food, and/or what food tempts you the most but is really bad for you?
For me, my favourite food is watermelon, but the one that tempts me the most is icecream. It used to be chocolate, but it seems my body no longer wants any such thing in it! I get nauseus just looking at it, which is rather odd considering I've been a major chocoholic my whole life. The only exception is the uber uber high cocoa content stuff, 85 percent or over. Especially one organic such variety I've found that comes with little cocoa nibs in it. Mmmmm.
I thought of a few more interests to put on this community.
being healthy, being fit, whole foods, health.
I can think of more, but I'd have to look at the info while I post this to make sure I'm not duplicating any.
We'll see how it turns out, but for dinner today I might have a fake pie. :D
Ingredients: chinese cabbage aka bok choi aka pak choi (about 2.5 cups when raw), watercress (half a bundle or 1.5 cups), cherry tomatoes (10), a teaspoon of mayonnaise, a teaspoon of honey and some dill+parsley+black pepper.
It looks yumtastic!
It's sort of funny. What with eating healthy, I have to actually work to make sure that the number of calories I take in match what I feel I need. I.e I don't like going under 1800 (preferred range is 2000-2200, though up to 2500 is a-okay), and I'll eat /anything/ if my combined calories of the day is less than 1500. But at the same time I keep an eye on my nutrients and the bad stuff, i.e salt, sugar and saturated fat.
In some perverse way I enjoy struggling out the math, it's like I add a nifty little complex puzzle to my day. o.O
Freak! FREEEEEEAK! *cough*
Today's recommended food: flax seed! Aka linseed, they're a great source of omega 3 and 6 and help fight cholesterol as well as bad fats. And they're tasty, too. Just make sure you get them either pre-ground, or that you chew them carefully 'cuz otherwise the slippery little bastiches just go through your system untouched. They can also be used as a substitute for eggwhites, I've been told. They certainly make for a glue-esque substance if I leave some uneaten in my cereal too long.
What kind of exercising do you guys do, by the way? I'm still sort of shy about working out 'in public', so I mostly get my heart pounding by household and/or garden stuff. Especially gardening. Those weeds have some mighty pesky roots, so it's rather like rope pulling. :D
I found an interesting article whilst Google surfing, by the way. It's always nice when people point out just how artificial those model photos really are!http://www.personal.kent.edu/~glhanson/readings/advertising/womeninads.htm
I have a sweet tooth so big it really should make my head 'splode. To counter this, I recommend sorbet, watermelon and any fresh ripe sweet fruit. It works wonders!
And Haagen Dazs' tropical flavored sorbet tastes like the essence of mango. One spoonful was all it took to stop me from my otherwise imminent devolution into HAMSTERZIRRAH MISTRESS OF COOKIE JAR!!!
It occurs to me, as I work towards eating more healthily, that cooking in different "ethnic" styles is much easier to do healthily than traditional north american cuisine. It might just be a deficiency in my thinking, but when I'm thinking of how to make myself some vegetables I can eat happily, I think stir-fry, not roasting or boiling or even grilling.
Similarly, if I want a lower-starch version of a meal, I almost automatically default to asian cooking. Unless I'm feeling a little more ambitious, and then I might try to go middle eastern or african. Very rarely do I try to make myself european or north american food while trying to be healthy. Happily, I can change the style up from chinese to japanese to korean to indian even so at least it won't get stale, I guess!
Also, did you know that any processed packaged food is designed to create and encourage addiction?
*pokes mic* Is this thing on? Hello? Anyone?