I did it! I actually ate nothing but healthy, fresh food all day long. Must take a moment to celebrate!
I took the last of the leftover spicy lentils and slaw that I had made for tacos and turned them into a nice soup for breakfast by just adding some water and tomato paste and heating it up. Yum! I don't like most traditional breakfast foods, so soup is my favorite type of breakfast. Mid-morning, I ate carrots with garlic hummus from Trader Joe's. Then I ate an apple. By lunch-time, I really just wanted to heat up some frozen food. I looked in the freezer and saw a frozen entree of pasta and broccoli and thought to myself "I don't want all that SALT in my body." I must say, that was a surprising and proud moment. So instead, I quickly cooked some onions and fresh spinach and then scrambled some eggs into the mix with lots of black pepper. Yeah, I did notice that I eat soup for breakfast and eggs for lunch. That's just the way I roll. snicker...snort!
Mid-afternoon, I was still hungry so I whipped up a huge Kale salad with lemon juice and avocado. It really did only take 5 minutes! I learned how to juice a lemon using just a fork--less clean-up required than using a citrus juicer. Score! By the time I picked up Joaquin from pre-school, I was pooped. So I sat down with him and we ate lots of cherries and some grapes. By then, I felt rested enough to start on some dinner. I made stir-fried brown and wild rice with fresh orange juice and zest, broccoli, green beans and carrots--all organic from the farmer's market in Orinda. It didn't taste all that great as I am still fine-tuning that recipe, but it was OK and very colorful. I made coleslaw with a lemon vinaigrette, using sliced green and red cabbage and grated carrots. The freshness and tenderness of the farmer's market cabbage was amazing!
And then I had a glass of red wine, much needed after a long day at work and then dealing with my very demanding toddler. He is such a fiery little guy. So full of mischief...he boggles my mind sometimes. Now, I am so tired...I hope, hope, hope this healthy eating along with a lot of rest will help me get my energy back and allow my lungs to heal. I really don't think I spent any more time preparing the healthy food than I spend on eating the un-healthy junk that I ate in the past. That's right, Kerri! IN THE PAST!