Bored yet?

I have been eating a lot of the same stuff recently, but surprisingly I’m not bored. Because each of my meals has almost a dozen ingredients, I guess that’s variety enough to keep me happy.

46 raw salad 300x217 Bored yet?

This salad was…

  • base: iceberg and green leaf lettuce
  • toppings: raw blue cheese, seaweed, raw corn, heirloom tomatoes, red cabbage, beets, red bell pepper
  • dressing: liquid gold elixir AND some carrot juice (why not?)

I got some great responses to the favorite food question. The trick was to see if people would list specific ingredients (tomatoes, etc…) or specific dishes (hamburger, etc…). I think most people realized the trick though. I also used Aardvark to get some more answers. Here are some responses from Aardvark users..

  • “Broccoli, butter, cheese, tempura, popcorn”
  • “olives, artichokes, soy sauce, seafood, walnuts/pecans/other nuts”
  • “1. Potatoes 2. Avacados. 3. Garlic 4. bread 5. chicken”
  • “chocolate, bread, ceviche, cheese, ham”
  • “Cheesecake,meatloaf,italian ice,carrots, cucumbers”
  • “Carrots, celery, onions, beef, poultry”
  • “Interesting. Never thought about it. Avocado, Honey, ALL Thai food, Tofu, a really good steak”

I thought these answers were very interesting because they don’t come from healthy bloggers… but almost all of them had vegetables in the top 5. Most of them listed just ingredients, not dishes. I found it funny that the person who listed tofu as a favorite food also liked “really good steak”.

Some of your favorites were: almond butter, apples, avocado, bananas, berries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, champagne, cheese, cherries, coconut things, coffee, corn, crab, crusty bread, dark chocolate, dates, fish, fresh greens, fruit, Greek yogurt, grilled zucchini, hummus, kabocha, macademia nuts, mango, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, nectarines, oatmeal with bananas & cinnamon, pancakes, peaches, peanut butter, raw cashews, rice, salmon, salsa, shrimp, spinach, strawberries, sunbutter, sushi, and sweet potatoes.

I’m having trouble deciding mine. At this very moment (in no particular order):

  • bananas
  • my green juice (not a single ingredient – a dish)
  • kabocha squash
  • raw blue cheese
  • raw corn

But this changes all the time. The only thing on there that isn’t a specific ingredient is the juice, but it’s a very specific recipe (must have ginger, lemon/lime, mint, granny smith apple, + GREEN things).

Another interesting question to ask is this – what are your favorite exercises? No trick here; my favorites (right now) are rebounding and yoga. A few weeks ago I would have said dance videos. A few weeks before that I would have said running and walking. It changes all the time. I’m off to do some yoga, and then I think I’ll rebound for a few minutes. Yesterday the only exercise I did was 30 minutes of rebounding, but it felt great. I watched the NOVA documentary “Cracking the Maya Code” while I bounced.

(I wrote a bit more about Shakespeare this morning, if you want to read it!)

11 Comments on Bored yet?

  1. Kimberly@Living Free
    1 September, 2009 at 12:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I don’t think salads could ever get boring! I keep forgetting to put some dulse flakes in mine:)

    My favorite exercise is walking in the country where I live and of course yoga:) Yay, yogadownload!!! Oh, I have pulled out my rebounder a couple of times too. I may do that this evening if I don’t go for a walk.

    Happy salad eating! I’m going to try that liquid gold elixir this evening.

  2. Marina
    1 September, 2009 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

    I love bicycling and yoga!

  3. Cindy
    1 September, 2009 at 1:05 pm (5 years ago)

    right now calm easy stretching is a fav….

    i LOVE hiking…that never gets old, and walking

    skating…

    these are my FAV’s but not necessarily my “regulars”

    glad this wasn’t a quiz today! LOL

  4. coco
    1 September, 2009 at 1:35 pm (5 years ago)

    It’s so interesting to see not healthy bloggers also like veggies! :) I didn’t realize the trick, it’s just I like simple food.
    Favorite workout? It also varies a lot for me. Recently since I’m going to a gym, I’m hooked with fight-do, it’s such a fun workout and the instructor is so cool and makes me laugh all the time! When I was in US, I used to do yoga several times a week, swimming and spinning. I’ll try the rebounding soon! :)

  5. Jules
    1 September, 2009 at 2:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Last year I brought the same exact salad to school for months, and I never got sick of it. I feel like you can never get sick of salad :) My favorite exercises are probably running, hiking/walking, biking, swimming, and climbing.

  6. Pearl
    1 September, 2009 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

    i love salads! they are never boring. it’s like a bunch of little delicious treasures all cooped up in a big bowl!

  7. HealthySDLiving
    1 September, 2009 at 4:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m the same way! I’ve been eating a lot of the same thing as well but I always have such a mixture, it’s never boring and I actually crave it all!

  8. Biz
    1 September, 2009 at 4:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Maggie, I am the same way – I can eat the same things over and over and never get bored!

    Love your eats – you are way more adventurous veggiewise then I am! :D

  9. MarathonVal
    1 September, 2009 at 7:04 pm (5 years ago)

    So I was looking on YouTube for a quick, 5 or 10 minute morning yoga routine to do tomorrow before I go back to work at my uber-stressful job… and lo and behold, I stumbled upon your “yoga quickie”!

    What a pleasant surprise! It was fun I felt like I was doing yoga with a friend! :)

    Have a great night!

  10. Maria
    1 September, 2009 at 8:18 pm (5 years ago)

    I love yoga, walking, and running! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to run too much these days (injury), but yoga helps heal it :)

  11. Anne K.
    1 September, 2009 at 10:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Your salad is gorgeous! My favorite exercise is running, figure skating, and cardio kickboxing class :)