What I Ate Wednesday 3-19-14

Yesterday was awful. Just plain awful.  I needed a re-do today (which is really Tuesday) but still had some of yesterday on my shoulder when I woke up.

I hate when I do that.  Just drop it.  Get rid of it.  Man, it’s tough.

My mood usually defines what I eat, but I really, really have been trying to remain constant and not let food control me or let my emotions take over my desire.

What’s the best cure to a stressed life?  For me, it’s definitely plants (they give me some great energy and happy juice) and of course, chocolate.

You’ll see lots of greens today.  And guess what? I was happy 🙂

I always start my day with lots of water.  Lemon water if I can.  It helps get digestion movin’ and grovin’ first thing.

After my water, I had this Tropical Green Smoothie.  It’s got mango, pineapple, goji berries, flax seed, banana, coconut water, orange juice, and spinach.  Minus the spinach, this is a beautiful pink-ish color.  But it’s St. Patrick’s week….GREEN is awesome 😉

Tropical Green Smoothie

I drank this later in the morning because I was alone with a sick child, so watching Netflix on the couch took precedence over an early breakfast.

After I drank this, it was nearly lunch time, but I waited as long as I could to indulge in one of my favorites.

Collard Wraps

I pretty much think Collard Wraps are where it’s at…really! (ok, mom–I apologize for everything I ever said about your vegetables!)

I had some local collards in the fridge, and they make perfect wraps….You don’t even have to do anything but cut the rip out on the end!

For these, I used some leftover red pepper sauce I made the night before, sprouts, avocado, tomato, and zucchini. The picture shows my husband’s wrap–I added some organic, free range grilled chicken to his.

I’ve been craving SPRING, and since it’s not happening around here lately, I made pasta salad instead.  It pretty much did the trick.  Check out our gluten free recipe here!

Macaroon

After lunch, I ate a chocolate macaroon.  My first time eating macaroons.  WHY?! They are awesome!

Ok, I had this awesome idea of more wraps for dinner.  This time, I wanted to try my favorite Spring Rolls, just with ingredients I had at the house.

I put everything I wanted on them. I might have gone a little crazy. (zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, green onions, toasted sesame seeds, avocado, kelp noodles, edamame, fresh mint, spinach, and sprouts)

Dinner

And they are supposed to look like this. Beautiful.

Spring Roll 3

But tonight, mine ended up like this.

Dinner 2

More like a Spring Roll hot dog.  It wasn’t pretty.  And it was really messy.  But I promise, it was delish.

The Asian Kale salad? Not so much.  I LOVE kale, so that wasn’t the problem.  I just wasn’t fond of the dressing I made.

For dessert, I had another macaroon.  And called it a night!

What’s on your menu for today??

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