some practicing healthy habits.
I, like most, get on the cycle of enjoying the moment.
SLOW is key to acceptable success...isn't it?!?
How many times do we kid ourselves into
January brings on good intentions and a slew of empty promises to ourselves.
I figure, I'll be fine...as long as don't join the couch potatoes any time soon.
I do, however keep up my walking and swimming regimen...
albeit, not as many times as I'd like ;0(
I am a vulnerable human being when it comes to controlling what I eat.
Searching for an appropriate balance...has become a constant challenge!
' Chocolate Clementine Nut Cake'.
has found its way around the table a few times.
Not to mention how the lingering chilly weather always brings us to make our comfort foods a little more comfortable than they should really be...if you know what I mean ;)
All this to say, not withstanding a few gluttonous moments here and there...I really did make an effort to realistically moderate myself through these past few feasting months.
Now, Spring is finally upon us.
FLAVOUR and GREAT QUALITY INGREDIENTS
Here's a small peek at examples of a typical week in our kitchen
Then, once a warm beverage has been enjoyed...not too long afterwards...I look forward to some solids.
photo: Rita Wren...on Flickr.com
On days for which I do not need to rush somewhere...
I take the pleasure of moving on to a few small helpings of yummy fresh fruits.
When I'm a little pressed for time...I'll put together a fast 'fruit smootie' with some grounded golden flaxseed. Added fresh parsley or mint is really yummy too.
(during the week)
A deliciously warmed up bowl of 'steel-cut' oats accompanied by a little more fruit, some grounded gold flaxseed, 'black strap' molasses, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup!
Lightly 'stuffed chocolate cheese Crepes'
Mid day light LUNCH meals to keep us going...
How about sometimes having a filling lettuce meal accompanied with cheese, legumes and veggies?
I just go with whatever goodies I find in my pantry:
tuna, rich in omega 3 sardines and my favourite...'wild sockeye salmon'.
Then, there are also my very favourites:
Also, something I've just recently discovered called 'Pindjur'...which is a Turkish puréed blend of roasted red peppers, eggplants, tomatoes...and no additives!
marinated wild mushrooms...also canned or marinated artichokes.
Snack on corn tacos...with a 'tangy baby artichoke salad' and 'avocado yogurt dip'. Another great choice would be this extremely healthy and tasty...'medi Sweet Potato Yogu Chickpea Dip Spread'
These very small (2 person) meatloafs were prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer for later use.
Lean pork tenderloin fillet, caramelized onions, and a little 'Porto' spirit.
Some grated strong Cheddar cheese to combine all the flavours.
All plated on sautéed bed of greens.
Here are some main ingredients:
last minute crisis moments...
can you pick up a roasted chicken please" ?
Or have a try at this very tender-finger licking (2 hour) slow cooked oven roast.
'Sweet and Sour CHICKEN roast'
While keeping up a great health lifestyle...
don't forget to keep it interesting.
happy, healthy energy and time to take action on this...
Spring MEALS kick off.
Comments ... ??? ... or suggestions ... write me :o)