Monday, February 20, 2012

Whole Living Goodness

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In January, like a lot of folks, I looked around for a little kickstart eating plan. James was up for it, too, so that made it way easier. Nothing like sitting down to a meal of salad while your other half chows down on heavier fare. I wanted something that wasn’t too restrictive and that could actually transition to a regular way to eat. One time we did the Master Cleanse – OMG – I ended up in the kitchen at 4 a.m., near death, eating crackers and drinking orange juice until the life ebbed back into me after 6 days of the “cleanse.” So, I found this in Whole Living magazine. Unlike some mono-food plans like the Soup Diet, or that god-awful Master Cleanse, this has the variety needed to go the distance, so you don’t finish three weeks of it and grab a vat of fettuccine alfredo and a loaf of Italian bread and fall over the cliff in a carb coma. Above is a picture of the beginnings of some roasted veggies. They’re great over salads!

A few of the goodies we’ve been enjoying…

The Acai Bowl at Lotus Café (the one made with soy milk) is super yummy, too, and has replaced the fried egg and toast breakfast we were eating.

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Asparagus sautéed with shitake mushrooms. So good, and the mushrooms give the best savory taste.

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An arugula salad, topped with roasted veggies. Dinner! The orange is roasted sweet potatoes.

Arugula with roasted veggies

Smoothies with fresh fruit, almond milk, and soaked cashews make a nice pick me up during that 3:00 energy plunge.IMG_0505

I’m actually inspired to make new things that are healthy and tasty – sometimes these are two things that don’t go together.

Happy eating!

Peace + Red heart, Robin

1 comment:

  1. I do try....mindful of the things I eat...and for the most part...actually do pretty well.

    this looks awesome, colorful, healthy..love the smoothie. I'll be interested to see what you post and how this goes...and thanks for the info on the "master cleanse...I'll pass giving it a try just in case I have the same results at 4:00 am....
    as I post this...I'm eating a strawberry popcicle..that's healthy right??
    It sure tastes good...with chunks of frozen fruit...:-)

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