So here's a good question - When you're attempting to change food habits, and you visit a friend, how do you respond to offers of food and drink that don't fit into your fledgling food fresh start?
I had the opportunity to answer that for myself today. And it was eye-opening. I decided not to make a big deal out of it, and accepted the quiche and iced chai tea, although in very very small portions.
With forethought, I had eaten a breakfast loaded with healthy fats and fiber and protein (strawberries, blueberries, pecans and coconut milk), so I wasn't hungry.
What I learned is worth its weight in gold.
After about 20 minutes of eating and drinking, my sugar soared and I could barely think straight. Then, about 30 minutes after that, I became to tired I just wanted to fall asleep. It was crazy! What a wonderful encouragement to continue on with my 'fresh start' eating.
The past few days I haven't felt tired or hyper. Last night I was naturally tired by 9pm and slept until 6am. I really enjoy this feeling of well-being.
So, for lunch, I needed to get back on track.
Today's recipe: Vegan BLT Salad
4 strips smoked tempeh strips, fried in coconut oil
1 large tomato, cubed
2 cups shredded mixed dark greens (kale, spinach)
8 large basil leaves, shredded
1/4 cup hummus (homemade)
squeeze of lemon
fresh cracked black pepper
Toss it all together. A bit on the ugly side, but loaded with fiber, protein and anti-oxidants.
How is your day going?