Today I went walking in the park for an hour and it made me feel good. Relaxed. I've been having a lot of stress/depressive thoughts lately and needed a good outlet... exercise outdoors helps, and so does good food.
Breakfast: egg and veggie omelet, orange, strawberries, & 1 piece of bacon.
Lunch: grilled chicken on mixed greens salad, onion, carrot, avocado, and homemade tahini goddess dressing. Vanilla almond milk.
Dinner: Kimchi bacon brussels with steamed cod. Iced Green Tea.
Snacks: 2 organic fruit lollipops, 1 pluot and 1 banana.
Tahini Goddess Dressing: 2 tbsp tahini, juice of 2 medium lemons, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley, 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp tamari, and 1 tbsp honey. Salt and pepper to taste.. Pulse all ingredients in a mini blender or food processor. It makes about a cup, which I saved in the fridge for salads later in the week.
It takes some time to whip up a salad dressing from scratch and to season and grill the chicken each week (~30 min), but when it's done and in the fridge, I can just toss it together with greens for a quick lunch or dinner, no thinking required. Totally worth it :) plus, no soybean oil.
Check out this TED Talk about obesity and diabetes:
This doctor has the right of it... It's so powerful to hear a medical doctor repent for blaming (and shaming) his overweight patients for a phenomenon he later realized was more complex than the current medical protocols would have us believe.