So, I've been hungry for the past 2 days. I'm trying to "eat healthier" and that always leaves me feeling hungry. I'm not very good at making healthy food choices so I end up making less food choices.. meaning I eat less.. probably less than I should be eating. Which is quite the opposite of the way I normally eat (way too much.)
I kept coming across food posts last night in my Google Reader. That made me more hungry, but a few of the food posts were about healthy food that looked awesome! Helpful. Unfortunately, I read these posts late last night and didn't want to sleep on a full stomach so I willed myself to sleep and here I am now ready for some deliciousness.
Lisa, from Suburban Heart wrote about a yummy sounding salad that also sounded pretty filling. She suggested putting together all the leftover vegetables you have in your fridge to make a snack instead of eating something from a bag.. easy enough. Her's had cilantro so she wins, but I tried my own little concoction (in a full-on lunch version) and although it was missing my favorite ingredient (cilantro) it was pretty darn good and I am currently full! Hallelujah!
I used an orange bell pepper, 1/3 avocado, a few slices of cucumber, some cherry tomatoes, lettuce, a little bit of pepperjack cheese and I sprinkled it with some lemon and extra virgin olive oil instead of salad dressing. Delicious.
Another recipe (that involves more cooking-ahhh!) that I marveled over last night was put together by Rach at California Pretty. Her's was a healthy recipe for PIZZA that I realllllly want to make.
Finally, I also read this post by Kai at All Kinds of Complicated about detox dieting and why it is not right for me.. or for Kai! I don't like to feel hungry all the time.. miserable. I think most of us have been there though, right? I know most of my friends and I have! and again.. miserable!
I think eating healthy is about making the right food choices, but not going crazy. I want pizza to have a spot in my diet and although I've gone 2 days without chocolate or Snapple, I know I can't do that forever. That's not practical.
*****Call to Action (haha yup that's what I said)Have you guys written or seen any posts about food tips, healthy eating habits, exercise or healthy recipes? Plllease link me to them! I need more motivation and ideas for making this healthy thing a more permanent fixture in my life! Muchas gracias..
AAAAND cue the thunder- storm is officially here!