Although I am still working with a nutritional counselor (Tanya at Root Wellness) I haven't been giving my diet a great deal of thought. I have tried out a few new recipes, but due to the time change, I'm more focused on being outside. That also means that I haven't been too focused on watching TV while I eat or weighing myself. I do know that I lost three pounds when I was recently weighed at a doctors appointment. Yeah me! And yes, the numbers on a scale still mean something to me.
The first new baked item that I tried was a Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Protein Bake recipe that I found on bodybuilding.com
|Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Protein Bake|
This was a good recipe, but the fruit starts to look a little gross after a day in the fridge. The cake base is quite good so I'd swirl in some strawberry jam and maybe a bit of chocolate hazelnut spread instead of the fruit. The serving size is 1/4 for 475 calories, so it's like a meal - perhaps a nice breakfast treat if you're sick of eggs.
The next adventure in food came from Kimberly Snyder's site. I follow her on face book and watcher her video on how to make a kale salad. The salad is called Dharma's Kale salad. I had the ingredients and whipped up this salad in no time.
|Back row: Kale, tomato, lemon, avocado. Front row: Nutritional yeast, sea salt, roasted seaweed, sprouts|
|Dharma Kale Salad|
The Dharma Kale salad was - ok. I think a full on kale salad is a lot of roughage and wasn't pleasant to chew. The roasted seaweed added an odd fish flavor, but the creamy avocado balanced everything out. I do like kale, but find that it's best served with other lettuces such as the Pumpkin Seed and Herb salad that I wrote about here. Now, THAT salad is GOOD! I've enjoyed making and eating the Pumpkin seed and Herb salad over and over again. That recipe is a keeper, the Dharma Kale salad .. not so much.
Have you tried kale in your salads? What do you think of this rather tough veggie?
Post 1: Nutritional Counseling introduction
Post 2: Mastering Mindful Eating
Post 3: How awareness while eating aids in digestion
Post 4: Trying new things in my diet