Friday, September 2, 2011

Self-care: Make it enjoyable so you want to do it again!

I was exhausted and my energy was sliding down hill fast on this Friday evening.  I decided to make a little salad now, before I ran out of energy.  I made it, I ate it, and now I feel so good and my salad came out so FLABULOUS that I had to share it:
  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Peach and Basil dressing
  • Feta cheese (All the above are from my local organic food delivery service.  Yes, I am totally spoiled by www.harvestlocalfoods.com in the Philly, PA area)
  • Then I made the most wonderful glazed walnuts to put on top
    • I just put tablespoon or so of butter in the pan with a scant 1/2 tsp stevia, and 1 teaspoon of honey.  
    • Once this melts & boils a bit, dump in your nuts of choice (walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, etc.), stir, toast.  That's all folks.
    • This made enough for two salads, so I have my motivation for tomorrow's salad all made!
When I put this salad together it was bright and tasty with a nice amount of protien, fat, and veggies.  It does happen to be low carb because I personally eat very high fat for my epilepsy, but this salad would be wonderful for anyone.)  If you want more balance of carbs/protien, then have it with a nice whole wheat roll.

What is the moral of the story: 
  1. When it comes to self care, do it now, before you lose your last drop of energy.
  2. Eat what makes you feel good ... and don't eat what makes you feel lousy.
  3. Make it enjoyable so you want to do it again!
I wish you all self-care & body love. 
Your LIFESTYLE matters for your health, not your weight.

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