WHAT????? I’ve found something not overly wonderful about my beloved kale????? What could it be??? Keep reading… :) (thank you http://www.readymade.com for the cartoon below. I’m not sure the profanity is REALLY necessary….but I’ll forgive you. This time… )
And I wish a big Gung Hai Fat Choi to my Chinese friends!!!! May the year of the dragon be a passionate, exciting and energized year for us all!!!
I had a rude awakening this morning. My alarm didn’t go off. (wow….p.m and a.m really ARE different. sigh. Oops). I woke up about half an hour before I had to leave but was poetry in motion and got myself showered, dressed and out the door (into a freakin’ monsoon – but I’ll take the rain over the snow of last week ANY day) in time and I got to work. I didn’t however NOT have time to a) have my chai tea and b) take food pictures, so today’s shots were taken at my desk. (ok..this is how crazy I am. As I was throwing all the containers etc for my lunch into my bag, I made sure I included a mascot too..)
Breakfast was some blueberries with 1/2 cup greek yogurt and some “Granola King Omega Mix” which is made of flax, ground almonds and chia seeds.
Later in the morning, I had one of my 4 point spiced blackberry muffins that I made last week.
Lunch was a salad with some greens, leftover roasted brussels sprouts, beets and chard from last night with a bit of low-fat goat cheese, some blueberries and balsamic reduction. This was SOOOOO good!
I also had an apple.
Later in the afternoon, I had some kale chips. Kale? Are you ready for the “downside of kale”? When one dries kale in a dehydrator, one’s home tends to smell a bit “cabbage-y”. Ick. I noticed it yesterday and thought it had cleared, but it seemed to still be lingering a bit when I got home tonight. I’m pretty sure my feet that have been in rubber boots for the last week smell more rosy. So how did I fix it. I fought fire with fire….and made another batch. They’re sooo good…and so worth it. But I think the window may need to be cracked a bit. You’re all VERY welcome for that TMI paragraph!!
Dinner tonight was sliders made with lean beef, and oven baked yam “fries”. The little buns had mustard, bbq sauce and relish.
That’s a wrap for Monday. I’m off to prep for early yoga tomorrow. Hope everyone’s week and year of the dragon have started off with a bang!