No recipe, just a list:
2 hard-boiled eggs (8 minute eggs)
Don’t get bogged down in recipes…just pack your lunch!
“Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.” –WebMD
I’ve heard about them for at least a year, and last week was the first time I started incorporating them into my diet. Here’s how I’m doing it:
1 glass of water
1 packet of Emergen-C
1 tablespoon chia seeds
There are three videos below: 1) an interview from Good Morning America with a nutritionist speaking on chia seeds 2) my little 11 second video of my soaked seeds and 3)a Ted Talk from Chris McDougall, whose book BORN TO RUN started the chia seeds craze. In the video, he doesn’t talk about chia seeds but instead on the tribe in Mexico on which the book is based.
So, my friend, Kate, is big on raw kale. She has such a charming way of offering it to me, too. She says, “You want some kale? I have a ton. They call it the ‘intestinal broom’ you know.” Well, then gimme some kale, baby. I’m sure my intestines need a sweepin’ even worse than my porch!
The story goes like this: I basically put everything I could find in this salad and this is the list as best I can remember:
raw chopped kale
little bit of quinoa salad
roasted pumpkin seeds
sauteed veggie burger
Annie’s green goddess dressing
I have to say…I was totally random and I OUTDID myself. Don’t be fancy! Eat your greens! Sweep your intestines!
I know I’m partial to my babies, and I shouldn’t go on and on about looks, placing appearance over content, but this is a beautiful salad. She has her father’s granola.
Actually, granola (a gift from my neighbor for cat feeding…it’s from Albemarle Bakery) does seem like the big special factor in this salad tasting even better than it looks. Here’s what’s in it (I’m not doing portions because I don’t think like that when it comes to salad assembling…just add):
chopped romaine lettuce
chopped flat parsley
sauteed veggie burger
chopped sundried tomatoes
Annie’s Goddess dressing
Eat your greens!
I gave this juice this name because it had to move around all through elementary school and it has trouble making lasting friendships. No, because it’s obviously dark green, but also because it’s not for babies. Get as much green into your juicing as possible, and here’s a great one:
What’s in it:
1 head Romaine lettuce
large handful of collard greens
Collard greens are a wonderful addition to your juice because they are a great source of fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamins A & C. I do juicing workshops, and I think people are REALLY surprised at how different it is to drink vegetables and fruits that have just been juiced. It’s a totally different experience. It’s not thick or weird-tasting.