I always include the following in my great BIG bowl of goodness!
Greens: spinach, romaine, arugula, kale, mixed greens, romaine, sprouts.
Proteins: beans, quinoa and lentils, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast.
For non Vegans: farm fresh eggs and wild-caught fish, animal proteins.
Healthy fats: avocado, olives, nuts, seeds, Tahini.
Rainbow Veggies: carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, beets, broccoli, cauliflower; any veggies you have on hand work just fine.
Carbohydrates: sweet potatoes, squash, white potatoes, quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, beans, corn.
Dressings: Hummus, tahini, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon or lime, fresh salsa or pico de gallo.
I am seriously addicted and obsessed with Vegan kale caesar salads and lets face it that is a pretty good/nerdy thing to be addicted to (don't worry I am not as boring as I seem). The Problem is the amount of money I spend buying these gralicky masterpieces in restaurants every week! Well, that is why I have started to make my own at home versions and if you know me, the recipe is going be user friendly and easy because as you know...I don't love to cook, but I LOVE to eat. Here is my twist on a vegan caesar salad xo
Golden Milk is not only delicious on a cold winter's night, it also packs in many health benefits. Turmeric itself is an anti-inflammatory, it is antibacterial and it is antimicrobial, making it an extremely healing spice. Some of my arthritic or immune deficient clients have experienced amazing results from using this wonder spice as a daily supplement.
This winter salad is a win in so many ways. It is inexpensive as the root vegetables are local and in season right now. It is also super simple to make and takes minimal prep time. I served this salad last night at a casual dinner and it was a hit. Give it a try!
Poke bowls are almost like a deconstructed sushi maki roll . Typically these bowls are made with sushi grade raw fish, I chose to make my poke bowl vegan by using extra firm tofu. You could use cooked salmon, shrimp or scallops if you would like to use fish as your protein but do not want or have access to sushi grade fish (note: you cannot eat all raw fish-research before you use raw fish). This bowl was super easy to make and really good! I hope you enjoy!
What is a balance bowl? It is a bowl jammed packed with micro and macronutrients. It has a perfect mix of carbs, protein and fat and all of the ingredients are from the earth. It can be vegan, paleo, local, seasonal or let's just say it is Magically full of Whole Foods. Whatever you call it, I think you will love it!
Should I quit? How do I know when to persevere or when to throw in the towel on my health and wellness goals.
My motto for years now has been “Persistence Trumps Talent”. Why? Because I truly believe that the ability to push through barriers and keep getting up after you fall down is a skill that greatly outweighs any physical talents or skills. It's easy to stay committed to something when everything is going right, but can you power through when things get rough? How do you know if its time to give up or keep going?