WIAW twelfth edition and tasty salad recipe

This day of food recording is not particularly good in that I forgot to take pictures of like half of my food. BUT, I made a particularly yummy salad and I look forward to sharing the recipe with all of you.

Breakfast started out same as any other day this month, a nice, big, green smoothie. Yum yum!

I had a good leg workout after and had a mini orange (can’t remember what kind – looks deceivingly like a satsuma but isn’t and doesn’t taste nearly as good) with a few almonds, which I forgot to take a picture of.

Lunch was quite good. I had gone to a restaurant with a friend last month and it was a non-veg restaurant and they only veg-friendly thing was salad. I like salad so I didn’t mind the lack of options. But I was pleasantly surprised with how tasty it was. It was quite simple, yet delicious and filling. So I recreated it for lunch today. I may have added a bit of Kimmy-flare.

I forgot to take a picture of my veggies and hummus snack :/

Dinner was amazeballs! I had in mind to make a chickpea coconut curry dish and just randomly threw things together and it was really good! I shall post the recipe later this week. It was one of those moments where I just kind of threw everything together and didn’t really measure it out… go figure. Ah well, I think I can figure it out.

Again…. no picture of my evening snack of air popped popcorn.

So I’m taking part in this healthy challenge from Carrie’s blog. You can check it out here: http://www.carrieonvegan.com/2013/02/18/road-trip-spring-2013-healthy-vegan-challenge/

It started yesterday, but I ended up not really starting yesterday. I had a bad run in with some emotional eating, I am picking myself up and dusting myself off and trying again today. This is a rough time of year for me. Friday is my dad’s birthday… well it would be if he were still alive. You’d think after 8 years it wouldn’t still affect me so much, but I guess it does. It also doesn’t help that next month will be the 8 year anniversary of his passing. I’m trying to keep busy, but I think it’s harder this year as it is my first year having moved away and I think I’m still dealing with the stress of not being able to work. My eating habits have become just atrocious over the past several months. I would really like to correct this, I’m hoping the challenge helps me. I will post my personal goals later this week.

Anyway, here is the salad recipe =)

 

Apple Avo Cranberry Walnut Salad

1 large serving of mixed lettuce

1/2 of a small avocado, diced

1 small apple, cored and cut into chunks

2 tbsp of dried cranberries (juice sweetened if you can find them – or even better, unsweetened)

2 tbsp of chopped walnuts

2 tbsp of soaked & dehydrated buckwheat groats (optional – I know not everyone has these lying around, sprouts would be a nice replacement)

For the dressing I just combined 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, some fresh squeezed lime juice & a bit of salt & pepper. So simple to throw together before heading out.

 Have a happy Wednesday!

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