Motivational Moment: If we defend our habits, we have no intentions of quitting them. Ask yourself, are you defending your bad habits….?
Good Morning Monday. Mondays, they are sometimes the least favorite day of the week. Back to work, back to school, back to busy after a fun weekend. There have even been songs that lament about how “I don’t like Mondays” or “just another Manic Monday, wish it were fun day”. Well we would like to change that by giving you some Monday motivation, some information and a reason to look forward to these mornings. We start with this first little blog. More will follow each week. If you don’t wish to receive this, just send me a return email and we will take you off the list.
Let’s start by talking about recipes. I want to share with all of you my favorite Phase 1 friendly salad recipe. It is easy to make, very tasty and even better the next day. I made it once to take over to someone’s house and my kids started asking me to make it for them all the time. For those of you who are having a hard time with consuming the same old salads and steamed vegetables, give the following recipe a try:
IDEAL PROTEIN TABBOULEH SALAD
1 Cauliflower Head
5 Medium Mushrooms
3 Small Dill Pickles
1 Celery Stalk
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 Cup Diced Red Onion
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Horseradish Mustard
1 tbsp of White Wine Vinegar
Pinch of Chives. Chopped Basil and Sea Salt to taste.
Zenovia’s variation: I also like to add cherry tomatoes and lots of parsley like original Tabbouleh. If you don’t like parsley, then skip this step
Dice or coarsely chop all the ingredients and put them in a mixing bowl. Add Mustard, Vinegar, Oil, then sprinkle with sea salt. Mix it all together and enjoy.
Note: Play around with this recipe and have fun with it. Use the ingredients and directions as a starting point. You can also add protein to this salad, such as grilled chicken or tuna.
CONTEST FUN TIME: We are going to be having a contest for all of our IP Dieters. Please submit your favorite recipes that are Phase 1 friendly. We will select and feature one recipe each week. If your recipe is selected, you will be acknowledged, your recipe will be shared with everyone and we will have a small prize for you. Send your recipes to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: We want to take some time on Monday mornings to share interesting information and articles that relate to your health and wellness.
Check out this article on cruciferous vegetables and the value they have for you with respect to your daily nutritional needs:
FUN TIME! A chuckle for your week….