I belong to a CSA – the 92nd Street Y CSA – and each week we get a shipment of fresh, organic, local vegetables from a farm just an hour or two north of the city.
This means that I tend to eat similar foods week to week, because the CSA sends me foods that are in season. It’s great when we get my favorites, like squash – but it can sometimes be overwhelming in the summer when I’m getting pounds and pounds of greens.
This CSA is organized by volunteers, so each member has to volunteer to man the pick-up table at least one. Last week was my week (Thursday). I got sent home with about 4 full bags of veggies and I could barely carry it the 2 long blocks to my apartment. In the bags I got:
- many pounds of beets (and then more again this week!)
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i made this stir-fry for lunch yesterday (Tuesday, 1/24):
I decided to bring my lunch to work this week. We do have a cafeteria at the office, but it’s not that healthy. This stirfry is made up of:
- broccoli + broccoli stalk (you don’t have to throw that part out – it’s great sauteed)
- red pepper
- can of tuna
- frozen corn
- fresh cilantro
- garlic + chili powder
- cooked in bacon fat (I save this each time I make bacon)
I had a sesame bagel alongside the stirfry.
I also vowed to bring breakfast. I normally shy away from drinking my calories, but I have found several drinks to be quite delicious as of late, in particular:
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Intuitive Eating and Marriage. That sounds like a rather odd combination? Surprisingly, it’s not. I just got back from my 2-week long honeymoon (it was absolutely amazing) and I am pretty sure I have discovered what might just be the ticket (or at least my ticket) to being an intuitive eater for good.
How I Got Married and Became an Intuitive Eater
I married an intuitive eater.
When we first started going out, I mostly ate just like Bobby (my husband) – but it can be hard to keep up with a 19-year-old boy, not to mention the fact that it’s not that good for your waistline.
For the next few years I tried to eat intuitively, and eventually something stuck. Creating good new habits takes work. But sometimes you can get a kick in the pants, or find motivation that will get your butt in gear. Here are the three steps that helped me (finally!) truly embrace eating intuitively:
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This week has been very very busy. I’m trying to get as much as I can out of this free Equinox pass (for the intenSati Warrior Challenge) and work is pretty crazy and I’m also trying to have a social life. Is that impossible? I wish I didn’t have to sleep.
I have eaten some very yummy things, though. These are steamed Japanese sweet potatoes:
I just cut up a humongous ‘tater and steamed it for about 6-7 minutes. The chunks were small enough that it cooked quickly. Tasted kind of like a ripe kabocha, but not quite as good. I miss kabocha squash – I should definitely make an effort to get some. I think I had this sweet potato with some maple syrup. Those are paint chips in the background.
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Salad of the day:
- 1 romaine heart base
- toppings: veggie “kinpira” of carrot, mushrooms, peas, cinnamon, sugar, & chili powder (sauteed in sesame oil)
- protein: 2 tablespoons parmesan
- dressing: annie’s lite honey mustard vinaigrette (new!)
Yoga of the day:
The other day I mentioned that my favorite dressing is newman’s own lowfat sesame ginger. Whole Foods didn’t have it today, so I got some others to try – annie’s lite gingerly vinaigrette, annie’s lite honey mustard vinaigrette, and whole foods organic ginger soy vinaigrette. So far I’ve only tried the honey mustard; it’s delicious. It’s not as good as newman’s own though.
I got this interesting jerky made by SnackMasters – Ahi Tuna Jerky! I hope it’s good. Bobby and I both love tuna.
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I just did a brief yoga session this morning – 20 minutes of Power Vinyasa Flow #4 from yogadownload.com.
They should pay me for promoting them so much! (I finally got an affiliate link.)
- Tuna salad with whole wheat bread
- Sliced green apple
Simple tuna salad recipe (makes 2 servings):
- 1 can of tuna
- 1/2 carrot, shredded
- 1/2 small bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup full fat Greek yogurt
- lemon juice
- salt & pepper
It was really good. You can mix up the measurements to make it how you like it. I like mine with lots of veggies. Celery would have been perfect but I didn’t have any!
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