Gah, why is it already Friday!
…said no one ever!
I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for it! Weekends are usually the part of my week where I seem to eat more indulgently than normal. As much as I enjoy eating healthy, life is too short to always say “no” to dessert or a glass of wine. It’s all about striking an 80/20 balance…or in some cases 70/30 !
With regards to the “80” bit of the equation, I thought I’d share an article a friend of mine sent me (Hi Sonia ): The 31 Healthiest Foods of All Time (with Recipes). I was glad to see some of my favorites listed including almonds, apples, broccoli, lean meat, oatmeal, salmon and quinoa. Speaking of quinoa, I can’t get enough of the stuff for lunch lately. I’ve had the same lunch 3 times this week and am already looking forward to the next time I make it:
Quinoa Salad with a couple of Boiled Egg Whites
Nothing fancy but it’s just so delicious and easy! I wish I could provide you a recipe with exact quantities but there really isn’t one. It’s basically a mix of:
- Cooked quinoa
- Whatever veggies you have on hand (my current favorites are sautéed mushrooms, onions, zucchini, broccoli and green beans)
- Garlic powder
Combine the above, and top with feta and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
As the choice of protein, veggies & herbs is endless, I can’t see boredom kicking in anytime soon. I know eggs being considered vegetarian is a grey area, but if you count it, this meal is more proof that a vegetarian diet can be high in protein too!
How many of the 31 foods do you eat regularly?
What did you make for lunch this week?