It’s been a while since my last “what I ate” post, mostly because I didn’t want to tease you guys with a bunch of recipes that I couldn’t share with you yet. My eating schedule for the past few months has also been rather odd, since most of my work in the kitchen happened between the hours of 10pm and 3am– when my little guy was finally asleep! I’m pretty glad those crazy hours are behind me.
Now that the recipe development for the book is done, and the weather is starting to warm up, I’m getting back to a regular eating pattern again. In the winter, I love having something heavier in the morning, like eggs or a thick smoothie, but when it gets warmer outside, I find myself craving green juices and fresh fruit in the morning, which also happens to be when I’m the most productive. (Productivity is key, since my work day starts at 6am.)
Maybe next week I’ll actually get back to some sort of regular workout schedule, too. Other than walking my dog and lifting a 25-pound baby all day long, I haven’t formally worked out in over 7 months! One thing at a time, right?
I started my day with a green juice from Daily Greens (disclosure: they sent me some free samples to try, which means I get to be lazy and not make my own green juice for a few days). This bottle included spinach, watercress, cucumber, lime and Madagascar vanilla, which made for a not-to-sweet, but not-too-green flavor. That bottle held me over for a while, and when I felt hungry again, I followed it up with a half-pound of fresh watermelon.
For lunch, I made a HUGE kale salad. The bowl on the top left is just half of the greens I washed! I like to make a big salad for lunch, so that I can enjoy the other half for dinner, without much extra effort. Massaged kale salads can last up to 3 days in the fridge without getting too soggy, so they are easy to make ahead for quick meals. I massaged the greens with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt, then topped them off with a pile of shredded carrots. After that, I had a couple of pasture-raised fried eggs.
Later in the afternoon, I drank a small bottle of coconut water and snacked on some of Trader Joe’s kale chips. (They are addictive– I want to try to copy them at home someday soon.)
Dinner was insanely easy to prepare. Austin and I both enjoyed leftover kale salad from the afternoon, followed by homemade Chicken & Vegetable soup. (We each had a couple bowls.)
And for dessert, dark chocolate. Always a perfect way to end the night!
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