Unless you’re living under a rock, or preparing for a zombie apocalypse, then you know it is now 2015.
Another year down and hopefully many, many, many more to go.
As each year comes, so do a lot of new year resolutions. Most of the time we end up breaking those resolutions about 2 months into the year once more holidays start approaching: Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day, Easter etc.
That’s why this year I decided not to make resolutions. Instead I made two single promises to myself as I entered the new year, and that was to do things every day that frighten me, and to give more TLC to my blog.
(I know, I know. We’re 12 days in and this is my first post of the new year….bear with me folks!)
This post is basically me documenting my attempt to drop some “El Bees”,aka pounds,for my upcoming birthday. Although I eat like this 95% of the time anyway, I have made more of an effort to eat less sugary things and fried things and more green things and vitamin packed things. Below is an example of some meals I’ve eaten this past weekend and today. Hopefully it will give you some inspo if you’re thinking of eating a little bit healthier!
For breakfast I made flax oatmeal and topped it with Goji Agave organic granola and sliced up 1 1/2 bananas.
I also added some organic coconut milk to give it more of a cereal effect.
WARNING: Aside from this being delicious and packed with plenty of great nutrients and antioxidants, this meal is FILLING. I ate this around 9am and am still full, and it is 2:20pm.
While browsing the cookbook aisle at Barnes and Noble, I was inspired to make this citrusy and beautifully colored salad.
I used an organic baby spring mix, and topped it off with red onions, dried cranberries, sesame sticks, glazed walnuts, sliced grapefruit and half of a sliced avocado.
I used a balsamic vinaigrette dressing to round it all out.
WARNING: You want to make sure your grapefruit is very ripe. How to tell? Make sure it is pink when you pick it out. It just adds a juicier flavor to the salad.
I’m trying to eat more fruits and veggies and maybe twice a week I will have meat with my dinner. Last night my boyfriend made medium rare steak and I made a beautifully colored vegetable medley as a side.
I’ve never tried white asparagus (tastes the same as green ones I found out) so I decided to get a bunch of those, as well as an orange bell pepper, a red onion and green beans.
In a skillet, I added a slice (or two) of organic butter and minced garlic. I let the garlic brown up a bit, and then added my veggies. I sauteed those for a bit, making sure each piece was coated in the buttery, garlicky mixture.
I then covered the veggies for about 8-10 minutes in order to allow the vegetables to soften/ steam a bit.
Before serving, I added a few dashes of black pepper, two dashes of soy sauce, and red pepper flakes, tossed one more time, and served.
It was delicious!
Let me know if you try any of these recipes, or if you have any new ones you think I’d like!