Welcome back to another week of 'What I Eat.' This week's meals are extra simple, but were all very satisfying.
Breakfast - Steamed Green Beans and Baked Potato
The beans were steamed fresh and the potato was (previously roasted and) sliced up cold. I cannot put into words how much better I feel when I eat a breakfast like this, instead of a traditional choice such as sugary, processed breakfast cereal with milk.
Lunch - Steamed Broccoli
I combined steamed organic broccoli with raw pumpkin seeds, cubed avocado, and Bragg Liquid Soy Seasoning. This was a very satisfying dish!
Dinner - Rice Noodles and Kale
I got home from work late and wanted to prepare a quick, nutritious dinner. I put a pot of water on a burner set to the highest heat. I rinsed a bunch of kale and sliced it into strips. Once the water was boiling I dumped the kale in, and left it in the water long enough for it to reduce in volume. Then, I dumped in brown rice noodles. I stirred the mixture frequently for the first two minutes or so, and then less frequently until the noodles were soft, at which point I dumped the whole mixture into a metal colander. I definitely lost some of the nutrients in the water that drained away, but I just wanted to eat quickly! I added some Daiya shredded mozzarella 'cheese' and one clove of garlic pushed through a garlic press. It was really good!
This is a good opportunity for me to talk about the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen. This is an agreed upon list of fruits and vegetables that you should strive to purchase organic (the dirty dozen) or not worry about buying conventional (the clean fifteen) based on how readily each one absorbs pesticides. This guide can be extremely helpful when you're contemplating what produce you should purchase from the organic section. Kale is one of the 'Dirty Dozen.'
What I Eat
I want to give you an idea of how to eat healthfully on a restricted diet, without a lot of work, by showing you how I eat! I eat strictly gluten-free. You'll find A LOT of veggies in this blog! I eat both fish and meat a few times a week (local and/or humane, whenever possible), and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!