To a lot of people, dieting means putrid protein shakes, prepackaged meals that have under 500 calories, and more often than not, no food at all!
The thing is, your body needs food to live. There’s nothing wrong with a little detox from a yucky week/month/life…but you need to eat a) good food, b) enough food, and c) yummy food.
Tonight I steamed some kale for dinner because I needed something refreshing and light. If you don’t have a steamer basket, you absolutely must get one. I recommend a silicone one for easy clean-up. I topped my kale with sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, a little salt and pepper, and some lemon juice. No, there isn’t any protein in this meal. That is okay–the food pyramid is complete crap. Eat what your body needs at the time. And I did not need or want that coconut juice…tried it three times now, still gross.
This isn’t pizza or tacos or a burger, but cravings for unhealthful foods go away after a while once you get your body used to nutrients and vitamins. Kale has tons of vitamins C and K and manganese. Personally, I really like the taste, but if you’re not a huge fan, mix it with spinach or beet greens. You can also juice raw kale–add apple, pear, or pineapple for sweetness.
After your insanely healthy meal, please have a piece of dark chocolate. Or some dried apricots. Or dried apricots dipped in dark chocolate.