Thursday, January 10, 2013
So I'm reading the EAT TO LIVE book and although I have not finished it yet, nor am I completely following any kind of "diet", I have started to make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables. I'm launching on a journey of healthy living and eating. And want to make a commitment to this for the rest of my life.
Some of you know, I am currently in California visiting my sister and her husband (both of whom are very healthy). Tonight while they studied (they are taking a very intense Italian class in preparation for her next assignment in Italy) I made dinner. They requested I make ravioli stuffed with wild mushrooms, the rest was up to me. Deal.
*For an appetizer I had radishes, celery & sugar snap peas.
*I made a spinach salad consisting of red onion, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries & bleu cheese with a little red vinaigrette.
*I roasted asparagus and red peppers, using a little olive oil and italian seasoning. (I need to learn a healthier alternative to olive oil, so if you have suggestions, please send them my way!)
*I also made frozen spinach that was lightly sauteed. I put this over top of the ravioli with fresh diced tomatoes.
* For dessert I sliced fresh strawberries - sweet enough to take care of that sweets craving.
And wah-la! There you have it - a delicious meal consisting of 9 vegetables and 1 fruit! Dr. Fuhrman wouldn't completely approve, but hey, I'm just getting started.