Wow. This lunch was great!! Since I ate a late breakfast, I sat down to lunch around 2:00.
Ham, swiss, and spicy peppers on homemade foccacia (2.5 oz)
Toasty in the oven!
And the most colorful salad!
- Baby spinach
- Butternut squash (heated)
- A little hummus
Who needs dressing when you have squash!?
I guess it could have used some red from tomatoes, green from avocado, yellow bell peppers, or purple cabbage but my fridge is only so stocked!
Despite this lunch being pretty high in calorie (thanks to 225 worth of bread), I’m still a little hungry. I’ll just have a snack in a bit 8)
Total lunch calories: 571
Thought I’d share these Ten Thoughts for Whole Living from Body + Soul this month. All ten of them are just brilliant and help remind me what’s important.
When you believe in an abundant universe, your world feels more plentiful.
A healthy diet is about how you prepare, not just choose, your food.
Walk, run, dance, and jump a little every day.
Explore your inner adventurer. Try things that excite you.
Sustainable living goes beyond a single action; it requires a shift in philosophy.
Your limitations aren’t flaws. They’re opportunities to cultivate self-kindness.
Think of smarter, greener ways to keep warm and dry this winter.
The most motivating thoughts spring from gratitude.
Become aware of what you’re eating – and why.
A resolution isn’t what you “should” do; it’s a chance to move your life forward.
My resolutions this year are definitely green, my favorite color
Although I feel like the whole “green living” thing is the new organic eating and health craze of the first half of the ’00’s, it is REALLY, really important.
Here are some things the husband and I are working on:
- We have started to use our nice cloth napkins (for a few days – unless they get really gross!) instead of paper ones at meals.
- We’re committed to taking our re-usable bags to the grocery store every week.
- We switched our banking bills to e-bills to save paper.
- We always keep our heat off when we’re gone and turned waaaaay down at night. We bought a programmable thermostat.
- We only drink bottled water in emergencies.
- We walk whenever we can, seriously.
- We use washable tupperware when we can instead of plastic bags.
- We recycle more than we throw away each week.
Some things we need to keep working on:
- Use less electricity.
- Keep up our compost. We really only compost big things like huge squash skins and watermelon rinds.
- Be smarter about buying organic food (when appropriate) and shopping at the Farmer’s Market when it opens in the spring to support local farmers. (My favorite grocery store, EarthFare, actually sells a lot of local produce, so that helps when we can’t get to the farmer’s market).
- Make an effort to support companies and buy products that are environmentally friendly, etc.
- BORROW, don’t BUY books! Use the library! (We both prefer to read books we own, which I know is totally stupid and a waste of money and trees!)
Any other ideas that you guys are doing?