Today, I'm feeling a bit slow.
I rode my bike over the Manhattan bridge to teach this morning, and I felt like it was going to break me. I made it, thank heavens. Even the old people passed me today.
It's just one of those days... one of those days where you get your nails done.
Luckily healthful foods were here available within my reach! Today is the kind of day that I'm so thankful that I cooked all that food on Sunday. Today was also the first pick up of the CSA that we joined about a month ago! CSA stands for community supported agriculture. Basically we bought a share of a local farm's produce for this season (jun-nov) and get to pick up fresh veggies n' fruits every week. If you would like to find out more about what it means to join a CSA travel on over here and find out! BTW if you are new to this little 30 day journey check out my last four posts. Here is the first post where I talk about my intention.
Today was the perfect morning for muesli. We all had some. I threw a batch together on Sunday which included oats, walnuts, gogi berries, chia seeds, rice puffs, and banana chips. You can make your own with whatever you like. AND you can make it a fun family project and the kids can make their own too.
Just add a milk of your choice (my favorite is unsweetened almond) and you are golden.
Leftovaaaaas! Scott and I once again had the nada egg wraps, and again they were delish. Did I mention we add hot sauce sometimes? Really brings it home. Ivy had a big snack at school apparently and wasn't hungry, until we were out later and a lollypop was offered.
I took out quinoa bars that I had made last week from the freezer. I did not follow the recipe exactly, I substituted the apricot with some baked sweet potato that I had in the fridge, and I used two eggs instead of the flax. It's really just what I had on hand. Oh, and I added some all-purpose gluten free flour too. Next week I'm going to make these bars, so stay tuned. Also we snacked on some fresh strawberries from our fruit CSA. They were wooooonderful. HEY here is a great idea- check out your local farmers market this weekend and get the most delicious strawberries you've ever had. Check out the pic at the bottom of this post to get you excited.
Leftovaaas... with a CSA spin. I took the rest of the quinoa/kale dish that I prepared and tossed it with the arugula and mixed greens and added a bit of olive oil, apple cider vinegar and s&p. I also took out some Italian Field Roast grain sausages (vegan), chopped them into small pieces and sauteed them for about ten minutes and threw them into the salad too. I reheated the last piece of cauliflower cheese pie (moosewood recipe) from two nights ago for Ivy. She wanted nothing to do with this and ate an apple, carrots, a string cheese stick, and some walnuts. I'm so thankful today that we had stuff in the fridge for me to throw together. Each meal took hardly any time at all to prepare, and luckily I have a dishwasher!
I'd love to hear any meals that worked for your family today! Don't be shy, you.
A note about the foods I choose:
I make it a priority to buy local and organic foods as much as I can. I plan for the week, buy in bulk, absolutely use my left overs and I get courageously creative with our meals to save time and money. Since avoiding GMOs and other questionable icky unnatural ingredients is important to me, I give it the attention it deserves. I feel that cheap food (I'll talk more about this later) is an illusion. Over time using quality organic foods has drastically changed our lives for the better. I'm not an expert, I'm just good at experimenting so I've learned a lot.
My mission as a health coach is to help you live a courageously healthy life that you love. I'm hearing from my clients that they simply want to feel better. They want to feel in control of their health. Not only is this possible, but it can be joyful. Small steps, big results. Lasting change takes time, but luckily life is long.
( I invite you to take a deep breath after reading that last sentence.)
Thanks for taking this 30 day journey with me! Let me know your thoughts along the way. Where are you with your health? What's in your way from having a healthy life?
I want to be a resource for you, so reach out and share your story!
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