Well my oh my. It has been quite a while since we last spoke. What can I say, life happens. And that it did. And always does ;) Sometimes my balancing system gets a little thrown off. Um, I think I speak for everyone on that one! Regardless. I'm back from hiatus and will try my hardest to keep The Daily Kale as updated as possbile. My fellow readers know I am a working actress. So balancing life with the added awesomeness of running a website can be tricky. But I love the challenge. Anywho. Since we last spoke I booked a gig- have had several auditions... and working a lot at my regular ole job. And from all of that- sadly I got quite uninspired to be creatively healthy. :( I'm typically- always healthy, but the way I aim to eat- hadn't been happening.
But I'm happy to say I am back! With some changes also.
I finally had a bit of time off last week- and got to make food, (yay!) and also do research on food! (Yay again!) So being the sometimes vegetarian/vegan I am. I decided to once again to drop dairy/fish & eggs -for a little while. Vegan if you will. but even more than that. Sometimes- we think back, look at an old picture, and see a person that we used to be- and remember we were happy then. And what the hell happened from then til now? We are ever evolving. Don't blame yourself or get mad... it happens to the best of us. Including myself. We just get a little lost and start going down not the wrong path necessarily- but a bumpier one. When all this time you could've taken a short cut. Oh well! It is what it is. And I have finally had enough realizations- to understand that that person in the picture is still me. At that time in the photo I'm referring to. I remember it as happy- only cause I felt so great then. I remember my diet then too. It was actually when I just started the new year with a challenge from engine 2 diet. By going plant based vegan for 1 month- I ended up doing it for like 5, and felt so good! So what happened from then? I have NO idea. I went back to eating fish and cheese. None of which make ME feel good. When I say this I want to emphasize, me. Cause I don't care what you eat. I don't know if you eat meat or whatever, but I honestly don't care- I'm not a vegan preacher by any means telling you to not. If you want to research it yourself then do so. I don't like being criticized for eating the way I do- so I have respect for both and won't do anything in return. Engine 2 is just a great way of eating and I really admire it. It's not so simple I guess- for me it is, but possibly for others I could see it being challenging. But I really love it so it's very easy to me.
Anywho. So yes- I've gone back to my engine 2/forks over knives ways of eating. And it's like day 5 and I'm already really feeling good! Love starting September this way. I have 5 months until my big birthday ! And I want to be super fit and healthy and feeling good. My goal is with every year I get older- to feel better, be more active than the last year. And believe me- that will be easy! I used to do absolutely nothing when I was in high school but eat and drink soda. So I have lots of cleansing still to do from all those times :) It's nuts to me. To look at myself right now with how I eat and how open minded I've became around food. and all the possibilities. I truly urge to research all things related with fruits and veggies and all the things it can do for you. Like cure diabetes, certain diseases. It's all about diet!. it really is. Cut sugar out completely. And limit wheat products. Oh oh. The biggest news I have to share is the fact I have completely dropped soy from my diet except for the highest quality form of it, Tempeh- which I'm allowing myself to have 1x a week. I also urge to research that! Seriously. I didn't want to believe it only cause , as a vegetarian/vegan- what am I gonna eat? Ahhh. no worries. My options are endless too. So it's beans & lentils for me. Now anyway! I'm off to enjoy the labor day weekend at work ;) I just went for a 1 hour walk and got a little toasty accidentally :/ I wore sunscreen! I dunno what happen :o Ya'll have a great weekend! Be careful! & take care of yourself! Heres a recipe on how to make a colorful lunch :)
& always remember to eat breakfast folks! <3
So basically- what veggies do you have in your kitchen?? The components of making a beautiful colorful lunch or dinner is as simple as this. No wasting veggies! I swear- once you put it together- it'll make sense, and taste good!
+ Protein (Lentils or Beans)
+Veggies (lots of them)
+ Complex Carb /Starchy Veg. (ie. Quinoa or Sweet Potato)
+ Sauce (ie. Cashew cheeze , or salsa)
I'm obsessssssssed with red cabbage right now and add it to everything. It's sooooo good. Just amazing seriously. When I have herbs in my fridge like basil or cilantro, green onions, etc. I chop them up and top it on it as well! :) I've had different variations of this all week- with whatever I have available in the fridge. Very VERY good. Enjoy your colorful lunch or dinner!
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