I’ve been struggling to get to the bottom of some resurfacing inflammation issues with my stomach. I realized even more so on this journey that I will have to be intentional about what I put into my body…even in the moments when I’m starving and seemingly out of options. When I grocery shop, I get a mix of raw food, frozen food, and quick grab-and-go prepared food which is still healthy, but optimal for days when I’m either lazy or short on time.
For dinner I enjoyed medium roasted salsa, blue corn chips, lemony roasted asparagus, and balela, which is a Mediterranean chickpea and black bean salad from the grocery store. This was the most perfect and delicious meal for such a hot summer day!
I know I cannot be the only one that is on a bit of a sugar overload. A little bite of this, and little bite of that and by the end of the day I’ve had more sugar in one day than I usually have all week! With all the traveling I’ve been doing, it’s hard to stay on track with my usual eating regimen. My usual diet is usually about 50% raw. Half raw food keeps me feeling energized and balanced so I can make it through the day. As I was ending Christmas yesterday, I really felt like I needed a detox, and so I made this simple and yummy salad from the ingredients I was able to find where I am staying. You’ll love it! I know I did.
Serving size: 1
1 cup mixed baby greens
1 cup kale, shredded
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans
1/4 cup hearts of palm
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp paprika
Mix baby greens and kale and place in the bowl the will be served in. Add beans. Roughly chop pieces of hearts of palm. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 an orange over the whole salad, followed by vinegar, oil, a pinch of sea salt and paprika.