I’ve become a big believer of balancing my yin with my yang. Figs with blue cheese, a brisk walk followed by lounging in the sun, bacon with sliced tomatoes, some serious thinking followed by some seriously mindless TV. I find the more yin I include with my yang, or yang with my yin, the less likely I am to binge on either one. Who says you can’t have it all?
Granted, they look somewhat like vegetables from Mars, but Kohlrabi is high in fiber and really high in a wide range of vitamins. What to do with this strange looking delectable? I think you know what I’m going to say…. yes, cut them up and roast ’em! You’ll never know their deliciousness unless you try….
The more the better! Variety means more nutrients, more used muscle groups, more brain stimulation, more to enjoy. It is, after all, the spice of life!
They said you’ve been neglecting them 😦
Sure it can make you stronger and more flexible, but did you know that yoga prevents the breakdown of cartilage in your joints? Or that it helps fluid to move through your lymph system? It also lowers your blood sugar, helps you get a better night’s sleep, and boosts your immune system. It’s strength from the inside out. Kinda makes you want to try it, huh?
A year ago I would have labeled myself as your average vegetable eater–mostly at dinner with the occasional salad for lunch. Then I set a goal to include veggies on my plate at every meal. Now, if we’re out of organic radishes for me to slice, salt and crunch on over breakfast, I actually feel cheated.
So…inquiring minds want to know… could radish addition actually be a thing? And what veggie that you love could you add to your breakfast tomorrow?
Even vegetables you think you don’t like taste good roasted. And it’s so simple! Cut up some veggies, throw them on roasting pan, add a drizzle of high quality oil, a sprinkle of pure sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, and roast them at 400 degrees until caramelized. Once you try it, you might be surprised at how hard they are to resist.
Think walking is the lazy man’s exercise? Each step you take requires the use of 200 muscles! How many times have you used all of those muscles already today? Your body thanks you 🙂
Crash is our dog. He’s in peak physical condition. He never gets angry. And he has no stress. Crash eats nutritious food, runs, basks in the sun, curls into a warm blanket for naps, and snuggles up to as many people as he can find. Maybe he’s on to something…
We all have stuff we SHOULD do (like exercise). But inspiration often comes from doing the things we want to do (like baking avocado brownies), then tacking that should do stuff onto the end. You know, while you’re in the “doing” zone…
(Like getting those brownies into the oven, then walking for 20 minutes while you wait for them to bake. Brownies and exercise? It’s win-win!)