It’s all about the green veggies. Come on, I know you’ve heard it…over and over. Eat more salads. Drink green juice. Have you tried green smoothies? Eat your peas…all of them. Drop the cookie…eat a lettuce leaf instead.
Though, I’m not sure I will ever give up my now-and-then-cookie (especially if they are a healthy version!) in exchange for a head of Romaine, I’m all for the green goodness! The more the better. I used to be in the habit of green smoothies every morning and often, salads for lunch, and then another salad with dinner. I was the “Green Queen” and then, gradually, I just sort of fell away from it. I guess something I should get more “in the habit” with, but hey…I like the flexibility of having oatmeal or an egg on toast if I so feel like it. I always forced myself to eat healthy foods whether I wanted to or not…which I suppose is good, but I think you lose a lot of the pleasure of food too. Now I’m a lot more balanced…but I do know that I need more greens in my life. Besides, who wouldn’t want Popeye’s ripped arms?
Yesterday I made this for lunch and I loved it so much. I paired it with a small helping of pasta and it was just the perfect mid-day meal. I used barely any oil and just used spices for flavour, so it’s extremely low calorie. This serves 4.
Green Veggie Stirfry
- 3 baby zucchini
- 1-2 cups chopped cauliflower
- 1-2 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 medium onion
- 1 green pepper
- 4 cloves garlic (next time I’m adding more!)
- 1 scant tsp. cumin
- 1 splash of lime juice
- Olive oil, in spritzer
- Sprinklings of dried parsley
- A few good shakes of Thai seasoning (I doused everything in it and it was amazing!)
Chop all your veggies. Warm a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Lightly mist the skillet with olive oil. Add the veggies. Spritz lightly with olive oil, as it cooks.
Once or twice add a splash of water and steam the veggies by placing a lid on top for a few minutes. Add garlic. Then, once everything is cooked add the spices. This recipe is super simple…you don’t even have to listen these boring instructions. Use your own intuition. Add your veggies. Cook. Steam. Boil. Whatever…sprinkle on whatever sounds good to you. I know you’ll come up with something good.
Nutritional Info (per serving): Cals: 61, Fat: 1.5g, Carbs: 11g, Fibre: 3.5g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 3g
Yesterday I went for my first run since the marathon. It was just a short, 3 miler, but it felt so good. I’m really looking forward to doing more strength training with some DVDs and books, not just running. I have this notion that I’d like to do a little ab work before bed…just a few crunches. Hey, it’s the small goals.
Did you ever go crazy with something health wise? Or are you a pretty balanced person with your diet?
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